Deploy McAfee Anti Virus Via GPO


KB ID0000057 Dtd08/11/2009


Without ePO deploying McAfee can be time consuming and they go out of their way to hide the .msi file from you


1. Assuming you have already downloaded the software from the NAI secure portal (you will need you agreement number) extract the files to your server and navigate to that folder at command prompt. Issue a “setup /a” command.

2. Go and have a coffee.

3. Next.

4. Extract the files to a location that you can deploy then to your client machines. > Install.

5. The files will be created.

6. Finish.

7. Reboot.

8. Make sure he files are where they are supposed o be.

9. Share the folder you are distributing from.

10. Make sure the users have at least read and execute permissions.

11. On the DC Start > Run > dsa.msc {enter} Right click the domain (Or OU with the computers in) > Properties.

12. Group Policy Tab > New > Give it a sensible name > Edit.

13. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Software Settings > Right Click > New Package.

14. Remember use the UNC path to the .msi file DO NOT Navigate to the local drive letter or all the clients wont be able to see it! > Open.

15. OK.

16. And there she is – close the group policy editor and all other open windows.

17. Remember your clients will need an update to get the latest virus definitions…..

18… Unless you wait till 17:00 hours or do them manually.

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