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Scenarios where Endpoint Security upgrades McAfee Agent
Technical Articles ID:   KB89318
Last Modified:  5/10/2017

Environment

McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) 10.x

Summary

This article describes the evaluation that occurs during each ENS upgrade scenario to determine whether ENS will upgrade McAfee Agent.
  • Standalone installation - If the McAfee Agent version currently installed on the system is earlier than the McAfee Agent version contained in the standalone package, ENS will upgrade McAfee Agent to the latest version available in the standalone package.
     
  • ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) managed installation:
    • If ENS is deployed via an ePO deployment task, ENS will never upgrade McAfee Agent. If the minimum McAfee Agent version is not present, the ENS installation will be aborted.
    • If ENS is installed via a third-party (such as System Center Configuration Manager), ENS will check whether McAfee Agent is managed and proceed as follows:
      • If McAfee Agent is managed, ENS will never upgrade McAfee Agent. If the minimum McAfee Agent version is not present, the ENS installation will be aborted.
      • If McAfee Agent is unmanaged (or if ENS fails to detect the McAfee Agent version due to a partial/failed McAfee Agent installation, ENS will consider the system as unmanaged), ENS will upgrade McAfee Agent on the system to the latest version available.

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