Installing McAfee Agent There are various ways to install McAfee Agent on your client systems. The method you choose depends on the operating system, first-time installation or upgrade, and tools used. You will need these components to install McAfee Agent on clients systems. McAfee ePO extension — A zip file that can be installed on the McAfee ePO server. Installing McAfee Agent allows you to customize product features on the McAfee ePO server. McAfee Agent software package — A zip file that contains product installation files, which are compressed in a secure format. The McAfee ePO server can deploy these packages to any of your managed systems, once they are checked in to the Master Repository. McAfee Agent key updater package — This distributes the new master keys when an update is received from the McAfee ePO managed repositories. McAfee Agent uses agent-server secure communication (ASSC) keys to communicate securely with the server. You can generate new ASSC keys and use them as a master set. Existing agents that use other keys in the Agent-server secure communication keys list do not change to the new master key unless there is a client agent key updater task scheduled and run. McAfee Agent key updater package is multi-platform and updates both master public key (srpubkey.bin) and corresponding request key (reqseckey.bin) consists of a McAfee ePO extension and a number of client-side packages that correspond to the client operating systems supported by the agent. McAfee Agent 5.0.0 is backward compatible and works with all the managed products that were using McAfee Agent 4.8.x. System requirements Make sure your client systems meet these requirements before installing McAfee Agent. Install McAfee Agent extension and packages into the McAfee ePO server Before McAfee Agent can be installed on the managed systems, the extension, the software package, and key updater package must be added to the McAfee ePO server. Methods of installing McAfee Agent McAfee Agent can be deployed to client systems in a number of ways. Some involve using versions of McAfee Agent already installed on the client system, but not managed by an McAfee ePO server. McAfee Agent files and foldersInstalling McAfee Agent places files in different locations depending on the operating system. McAfee Agent installation packageMcAfee Agent installation package (FramePkg.exe or install.sh) is created when you install McAfee ePO or check in McAfee Agent package. You can install McAfee Agent on the client systems using the installation package. Deploying from McAfee ePO serverDeploying from the McAfee ePO server allows you to install McAfee Agent on multiple client systems simultaneous. Install on Windows systemsYou can install the agent on Windows systems directly from the ePolicy Orchestrator console. Install on Linux and Macintosh systems McAfee Agent can be installed manually, using McAfee ePO, or using the custom agent installation URL. Deploying McAfee Agent using the McAfee Smart InstallerThe McAfee Smart Installer is a customized URL-based Installer that can be created using the McAfee ePO server. Install McAfee Agent in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure mode The McAfee Agent Global Unique Identifier (GUID) is a random value used specifically by McAfee ePO and is created when the agent is installed on a managed system. If a new McAfee Agent GUID is created every time a virtual image or a system is started, it results in duplication of GUID. Installing McAfee Agent in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) mode can avoid duplication of GUID. Assign values to custom propertiesCustom properties are a set of properties that are reported back to the McAfee ePO server and are displayed in the system properties. These properties can be used to enhance custom reporting on systems or to allow custom tagging with the McAfee ePO server. Processes used by McAfee Agent 5.0.x The table lists the processes used by McAfee Agent 5.0.x. Include McAfee Agent on an image McAfee Agent can be installed on an image that is subsequently deployed to multiple systems. You must take precautions to make sure the agent functions properly in this scenario.