Upgrading and restoring agents

If you are using an older version of McAfee ePO and have previous agent versions in your environment, you can upgrade those agents once you install your new McAfee ePO.

Periodically, McAfee releases newer versions of the agent that can be deployed and managed using McAfee ePO. When the agent installation package and the extension are available, you can download it from the McAfee download site or the Software Manager. Check in the installation package to the Master Repository and install the new extension, then use the Product Deployment task to upgradeMcAfee Agent.

You can create a customized McAfee Smart installer to upgrade McAfee Agent on the client systems.

You can upgrade from McAfee Agent 4.6.x or 4.8.x to 5.0.0.

Note: If you're using McAfee Agent 4.5.x or an earlier version, upgrade to 4.6.x or 4.8.x, then upgrade to 5.0.0.