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Documentation Correction: McAfee Agent 5.0.x and 4.8 (On-Premise) Product Guides
Technical Articles ID:   KB82885
Last Modified:  4/5/2018
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McAfee Agent (MA) 5.0.x, 4.8.0

Summary

This article provides corrections to the following product guides:
  • McAfee Agent 5.0.3 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide (PD26439)
  • McAfee Agent 5.0.1 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide (PD25736)
  • McAfee Agent 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide (PD25187)
  • McAfee Agent 4.8 Product Guide (PD24333)
Topic Documentation Incorrect information Updated information
Upgrade an unmanaged McAfee Agent on Ubuntu MA 5.0.3 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page49

MA 5.0.1 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 51

MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 36
  1. Copy the installer files (32-bit files: MFErt.i686.deb and MFEma.i686.deb and 64-bit files: MFErt.x86_64.deb and MFEma.x86_64.deb) to the client system.
  2. Open a terminal window on the client system. Navigate to the folder containing the installer.
  3. Run the following commands:

    On 32-bit systems:
    dpkg -I --force-confnew MFErt.i686.deb
    dpkg -I --force-confnew MFEma.i686.deb


    On 64-bit systems:
    dpkg -I --force-confnew MFErt.x86_64.deb
    dpkg -I --force-confnew MFEma.x86_64.deb
 
 
  1. Copy the installer files (MFErt.i686.deb and MFEma.i686.deb) to the client system.
  2. Open a terminal window on the client system. Navigate to the folder containing the installer.
  3. Run the following commands:

    dpkg -I --force-confnew MFErt.i686.deb
    dpkg -I --force-confnew MFEma.i686.deb
For MA 5.0.4:
  1. Copy the installer files (MFErt.i686.deb, MFEma.i686.deb or MFEma.x86_64.deb) to the client system.
  2. Open a terminal window on the client system. Navigate to the folder containing the installer.
  3. Run the following commands:

    On 32-bit systems:
    dpkg -i --force-confnew MFErt.i686.deb
    dpkg -i --force-confnew MFEma.i686.deb


    On 64-bit systems:
    dpkg -i --force-confnew MFErt.i686.deb
    dpkg -i --force-confnew MFEma.x86_64.deb
FramePkg.exe and FrmInst.exe command‑line options
MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 29 Specifies the language version of the agent that you want to install. If you install multiple language versions, the locale selected in operating system determines the language version that displays. Example: FRAMEPKG /INSTALL=AGENT /USELANGUAGE 0404.
 
Specifies the language version of the agent that you want to install. If you install multiple language versions, the locale selected in operating system determines the language version that displays. Example: FRAMEPKG /INSTALL=AGENT /USELANGUAGE=0404.
Install McAfee Agent extension and packages into the McAfee ePO server MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 20

MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 24
Click Actions, then select Check In Package from the drop-down menu. Click Check In Package in the upper-left corner.
Install McAfee Agent in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure mode MA 5.0.1 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 41

MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, pages 29, 42

MA 4.8 Product Guide, pages 26, 42
Click Menu | Systems | System Tree, then from the System Tree Actions drop-down menu, select New Systems. Click New Systems in the upper-left corner.
Create customized McAfee Smart installer MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, pages 37

MA 4.8 Product Guide, pages 27
Click Menu | Systems | System Tree, then in the System Tree Actions menu click New Systems. Click New Systems in the upper-left corner.
Upgrade McAfee Agent using a product deployment task MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 48

MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 44
On the Client Tasks tab, click Actions, then select New Task from the drop-down menu. The Client Task Builder wizard opens to the Description page. On the Assigned Client Tasks tab, click Actions, then select New Client Task Assignment from the drop-down menu.

The Client Task Builder wizard opens to the Description page.
How agent-server communication works MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 70 (in the list continued from page 69) The last line is duplicated and a scenario is missing:
  • McAfee Agent wake-up calls sent from the McAfee ePO server.
Replaced the duplicated entry with the missing item:
  • A "Run Immediately" client task runs on the client systems.
How agent-server communication works MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 65 A scenario is missing. A "Run Immediately" client task runs on the client systems.
Agent Properties list. MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 86

MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 78
An item is missing from the Agent Properties list. SMBiosUUID is a property reported by the agent.
Option \ Function table MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 90 Agent Status is listed as a separate line item. Agent Status information is contained in the About.. line item.
View version numbers and settings MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 93

MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 85
An item is missing from the About dialog list. Computer Name is a property reported by the agent.
Operating system \ Commands table MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 57

MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 53
Macintosh       /Library/McAfee/agent/uninstall.sh Macintosh      /Library/McAfee/agent/scripts/uninstall.sh
Feature support table, 64-Bit Native, Non-Windows MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 13 Linux Only McAfee Linux Operating System (MLOS) only
Super Agent and Peer to Peer policy options, Purge Interval (Days MA 5.0.0 Help file. Default value is 1 day. Default value is 30 days.
Windows Operating systems MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 42 FrmInst.exe /CustomProps1="Custom Property 1" /CustomProps2="Property 2" /CustomProps3="Property 3" /CustomProps4="Property 4" maconfig.exe -Custom -Props1 "value string1" -Props2 "value string2" -Props3 "value string3" -Props4 "value string4"
Install on non-Windows operating systems manually MA 5.0.3 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 36

MA 5.0.1 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 36

MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 35
  1. Open the repository in McAfee ePO by selecting Menu | Software | Master Repository. Choose a repository from the Preset drop-down list.
  2. From the selected repository branch, copy the install.sh file to the target systems. The path includes the name of the selected repository. For example, if checked in to the Current
  1. Open the System Tree in ePO by selecting Menu | System Tree.
  2. Perform one of the following actions to obtain the installation file:
    • Choose New Systems under System Tree Actions (ePO 4.x), or click New Systems (ePO 5.x). Create and download the agent installation package and choose the appropriate agent version. Click OK and save the agentpackage.zip file that contains the install.sh file.
    • Copy the file directly from the file system on the ePO server. The path includes the name of the selected repository. For example, if checked in to the Current branch of the ePO software repository, the path of the Macintosh files is: C:\Program Files\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\DB\Software\Current\EPOAGENT3700MACX\Install\0409.
Install on UNIX-based and Macintosh operating systems manually MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 39
  1. Open the repository in ePolicy Orchestrator by selecting Menu | Software | Master Repository. Choose a repository from the Preset drop‑down list.
  2. From the selected repository branch, copy the install.sh file to the target systems.
    The path includes the name of the selected repository. For example, if checked in to the Current branch of the McAfee ePO software repository, the path of the required files is:
  1. Open the System Tree in ePO by selecting Menu | System Tree.
  2. Perform one of the following actions to obtain the installation file:
    • Choose New Systems under System Tree Actions (ePO 4.x), or click New Systems (ePO 5.x). Create and download the agent installation package and choose the appropriate agent version. Click OK and save the agentpackage.zip file that contains the install.sh file.
    • Copy the file directly from the file system on the ePO server. The path includes the name of the selected repository. For example, if checked in to the Current branch of the ePO software repository, the path of the required files is:
Install agent in managed mode on Ubuntu systems MA 5.0.3 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 36

MA 5.0.1 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 36

MA 5.0.0 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 35

MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 40
  1. Open the repository in ePolicy Orchestrator by selecting Menu | Software | Master Repository. Choose a repository from the Preset drop-down list.
  2. From the selected repository branch, copy the installdeb.sh file to the target systems.
  1. Open the System Tree in ePO by selecting Menu | System Tree.
  2. Choose New Systems under System Tree Actions (ePO 4.x), or click New Systems (ePO 5.x). Create and download the agent installation package and choose the appropriate agent version. Click OK and save the agentpackages.zip file that contains the installdeb.sh file.
Include McAfee Agent on an image MA 5.0.3 (For On-Premise ePolicy Orchestrator) Product Guide, page 44 After running this command, create the image with McAfee Agent before the McAfee Agent service starts. The service starts automatically in 30 mins. The McAfee Agent service will not start automatically after 30 minutes. Restart the McAfee Agent service on your system after running the "maconfig -enforce –noguid" command to generate a unique GUID.
Supported operating systems and processors MA 4.8 Product Guide, page 16 SuSE Enterprise Server/Desktop 9 SP 4 SuSE Enterprise Server/Desktop 9 SP 4 is not supported.

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