Make sure that your client systems meet specific hardware and software requirements to be able to install the agent.

System requirements

  • Installed disk space — 50 MB (minimum), excluding log files
  • Memory — 512-MB RAM (minimum)
  • Processor speed — 1 GHz (minimum)
Note: The list specifies the minimum system requirements for installing the agent. For information about system requirements for other McAfee products, see the respective McAfee product documentation.

Supported operating systems and processors

For information about supported operating systems, see KB51573.

The agent supports all Data Execution Prevention modes in Windows operating systems.

Note: McAfee Agent does not support deployment to Windows Server 2003 SP 1 from McAfee ePO and must be installed locally.
Note: When McAfee Agent is deployed on an incompatible operating system, the installation fails and an alert is sent to system log file.

Additional supported platforms

You can install the agent on the virtual guest operating systems using these virtualization environments.

  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
  • ESX
  • VMware Workstation
  • VMware player
  • Citrix XenServer
  • Citrix XenDesktop
  • VMware Server