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VirusScan Enterprise command line switch REMOVE = EmailScan is ignored on Windows 7 (32-bit) systems
Technical Articles ID:   KB88834
Last Modified:  3/2/2017


McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 (all patched versions)

Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)


You are unable to use the command line to install VSE 8.8 without the Outlook email scan component or modify an existing VSE 8.8 installation to remove it on Windows 7 (32-bit) systems.

The following command line switch is ignored on Windows 7 (32-bit):

NOTE: The same command line option is honored on 64-bit Windows 7 systems.


On 32-bit Windows 7 systems, both Outlook and Lotus Notes email components are supported, and the two applications share a common registry key. When VSE attempts to remove the Outlook email scan component via the REMOVE=EmailScan switch, it fails as both Outlook (EmailScan) and Lotus (LotusNotesScan) references exist.

NOTE: On Windows 7 (64-bit) systems, Lotus Notes is no longer supported, and the REMOVE=EmailScan command is successful because the registry key is no longer shared with Lotus Notes.


To remove the email scan feature on Windows 7 (32-bit), you must remove both EmailScan and LotusNotesScan. Use the following command to successfully remove the EmailScan component:

SetupVSE.exe  ADDLOCAL=ALL REMOVE=EmailScan,LotusNotesScan

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