Upgrading and restoring agents

If you have an older version of the agent installed in your environment, you can upgrade to the latest version when you install the latest version of 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.

Note: It is not mandatory to update McAfee Agent key updater when you upgrade McAfee Agent to a new version. If needed, run the agent key updater task to get new keys.

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.