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Windows 10 compatibility with McAfee products
Technical Articles ID:   KB84419
Last Modified:  5/23/2017


Multiple McAfee business and enterprise products

Microsoft Windows 10 (ver 1507)
Microsoft Windows 10 (ver 1511) - November Update (aka Threshold 2, first update)
Microsoft Windows 10 (ver  1607) - Anniversary Update (aka Redstone 1 (RS1), second update)
Microsoft Windows 10 (ver 1703) - Creators Update (aka Redstone 2 (RS2), third update)



McAfee is committed to supporting the Microsoft release cadence for Windows 10 and is working closely with Microsoft to ensure that McAfee security software and hardware products are fully compatible with Windows 10 endpoints.

To ensure release quality, all new releases that Microsoft publishes for Windows 10 will require full validation by the individual product teams. The McAfee goal is to add zero-day support for all Windows 10 releases over time for those products that do not currently offer this cadence.

NOTE: Any late-breaking changes implemented by Microsoft to a release, or any unresolved compatibility issues raised by McAfee with Microsoft around a scheduled release, could lead to schedule changes that will be documented and updated in this article.

Recent updates to this article
Date Comments
May 23, 2017 Deleted redundant text in footnote 7 which pertained to Creators Update pre-release versions. Added release (ver 1703) to Environment field.
May 9, 2017 Updated FRP 5.0.3 and DE 7.2.1 entries in the Creators Update column.
Apr 6, 2017 Updated information related to RSD 5.0.5 release.
Mar 31, 2017 Added that if Device Guard or Credential Guard is enabled on a Windows 10 Creators Update 64-bit system, you must ensure that Microsoft KB4016251 is installed on the system before you install McAfee products. For more information, see KB89029.

Updated the Creators Update column with the RTW date for the following products: Active Response 2.01, Host IPS 8.0 Patch 9, TIE Module for VSE 1.0.2, VirusScan Command Line Scanner 6.1.0, VSE 8.8 Patch 9, and DXL 3.1.0.
Mar 29, 2017 Updated release information for DE 7.2 Patch 1 and MNE 4.1.1 (Creators Update)


  • Future release dates are subject to change.
  • RTW = Released To World
  • RTS = Released To Support, also called Managed Release. Customers who want to participate in a Managed Release program should contact their Technical Account Manager (TAM) or Support Account Manager (SAM).
  • For details about Service Packs, patches, hotfixes, maintenance releases, and the patch release cycle, see KB51560.
  • For details about a support statement for verifying and validating Microsoft patches, see KB50473.
McAfee Products Windows 10
Version 1507)

Release To World
Windows 10
(Version 1511)

November Update
Windows 10 
(Version 1607)

Anniversary Update 6
Windows 10 
(Version 1703)

Creators Update 7
Minimum Supported McAfee Product Version
Endpoint Protection Products 1  
Active Response 1.1.0  Hotfix 1.1.0  Hotfix (RTW) 2.0 (RTW)
2.01 (RTW)
Application and Change Control 7.0 (RTW) 7.0 (RTW) 7.0.1 (RTW) 8.0.x (RTW)
Data Loss Prevention Endpoint (DLP Endpoint) 10.0
9.4 Patch 1
9.3 Patch 6
9.4 Patch 1
9.3 Patch 6
9.4.230 (RTW)
9.3.630 (RTW)
10.0.x (RTW)
9.4.x (RTW)
9.3.x (RTW)
Endpoint Security (ENS) 10.0.1 (patch)
10.1 (major release)
10.0.1 (patch)
10.1 (major release)
10.2 (RTW)
10.1.2 (RTW)
10.2.1 (RTW)
10.5.1 (RTW)
Host Intrusion Prevention (Host IPS) 8.0.0 Patch 6 8.0.0 Patch 6 8.0 Patch 8 (RTW) 8.0 Patch 9 (RTW)
SiteAdvisor Enterprise (SAE) 3.5 Patch 4 4 3.5 Patch 4 4 3.5 Patch 5 3.5 Patch 5 (RTW)
Threat Intelligence for Endpoint Security Client 10.1 10.1 10.1 Patch 2 (RTW)
10.2 (RTW)
10.5.1 (RTW)
Threat Intelligence Exchange (TIE) Module for VSE 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.2 (RTW) 1.0.2 (RTW)
VirusScan Command Line Scanner 6.0.6 6.0.6 6.1.0 (RTW) 6.1.0 (RTW)
VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8.0 Patch 6 8.8.0 Patch 6 8.8.0 Patch 8 8.8 Patch 9 (RTW)
Database Security Products  
Database Activity Monitoring (Standalone Management) 4.4.9 4.4.9 4.6.0  n/a
Database Activity Monitoring (ePO Management) 5.1.3 Patch 2 5.1.3 Patch 2 5.2.0 n/a
Vulnerability Manager for Databases (Standalone Management) 4.4.9 4.4.9 4.6.0 n/a
Vulnerability Manager for Databases (ePO Management) 5.1.3 Patch 2 5.1.3 Patch 2 5.2.0 n/a
Data Center Protection Products  
Management for Optimized Virtual Environment (MOVE) Multi-platform 3.6.1 3.6.1 4.0 (RTW)
4.5 (RTW)
Data Protection Products  
Drive Encryption (DE) 2, 5 7.1 Patch 3 (7.1.3) 7.1.3 7.2.0 (RTW:)
7.1.3 HF1148978 (RTW)
7.2.1 (RTW)
File and Removable Media Protection (FRP) 5 5.0.x
4.3.1 HF1062118 3
4.3.1 HF1062118 3
5.0.1 HF1150417 (RTW)
5.0.2 (RTW)
5.0.3 (RTW) 8
Management of Native Encryption (MNE) 3.0.0 3.0.0 4.1.0 (RTW) 4.1.1 (RTW)
Security Management Products  
Data Exchange Layer (DXL) 2.0.0 2.0.1 Patch 1 2.0.1 3.1.0 (RTW)
ePO Deep Command 2.4 2.4 Pending Update n/a
McAfee Agent (MA) 5.0.2
4.8.0 Patch 3
4.8.0 Patch 3
5.0.4 (RTW)
4.8.0 Patch 3 (RTW)
5.0.5 (RTW)
4.8.0 Patch 3 (RTW)
Policy Auditor Agent (PA) 6.2.2 (RTW)
Rogue System Detection 5.0.3 5.0.3 5.0.4 5.0.5
Web Protection        
McAfee Client Proxy (MCP) 2.1 2.1 (RTW) 2.3 (Q1, 2017)
n/a = not available
HF = hotfix
1 SaaS Endpoint Protection 6.0 does not support Microsoft Windows 10.0. If you attempt to install Windows 10.0 while running SaaS Endpoint Protection 6.0, it will ask you to uninstall it. 
If you are running SaaS Endpoint Protection 6.0, uninstall it and install ENS 10.0. ENS 10.0 Patch 1 supports Windows 10.0.
  • In-place upgrade to Windows 10 with DE 7.1.3 and/or FRP 5.0.1 installed is supported, but requires specific steps to be taken as part of the Windows 10 upgrade for it to be successful. For details, refer to the required article:
    • For detailed instructions and sample scripts that can be tailored to suit the customer environment for DE, see KB84962.
    • For detailed instructions for FRP, see KB87550.
  • DEGO deployment to Windows 10 clients fails. This is resolved by installing DE 7.1 Patch 3 Hotfix 1087719 (build or later. For details, see KB85514.
3 For details about FRP 4.3.1 HF1062118, see KB84829. This hotfix is available on the Product Downloads site as a separate item on the FRP 4.3.1 download page.
4 SAE 3.5 Patch 4 HF1076106 adds support for Mozilla Firefox.
5 For information about support for Device Guard with DE and FRP, see KB86009.
6 KB87536 (Incompatibility between the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and multiple McAfee products) has been redirected to this article because KB87536 became obsolete. Windows 10 Anniversary Update now performs the necessary upgrade and installation checks to ensure that no incompatible McAfee product versions can be installed or present, and blocks the upgrade if they are present.
7 CAUTION: If Device Guard or Credential Guard is enabled on a Windows 10 Creators Update 64-bit system, you must ensure that Microsoft KB4016251 is installed on the system before you install McAfee products. For more information, see KB89029.
8 A minimum Windows 10 Creators Update Version 1703 (OS build 15063.250) is required for support with FRP 5.0.3. For more information, refer to the Microsoft article KB4016240 https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4016240/windows-10-update-kb4016240
WARNING: Installation or upgrade with earlier builds of Windows 10 Creators Update will fail.
NOTE: Additional information regarding Windows 10 support for McAfee products will use standard McAfee communication methods including the Support Notification Service (SNS).

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