Installing McAfee Agent The method of installing McAfee® Agent depends on the client operating system, tools used, new installation, or an upgrade. You need these components to install McAfee Agent on client systems: McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) extension — A .zip file that is installed on McAfee ePO. Installing McAfee Agent allows you to customize product features on McAfee ePO. McAfee Agent software package — A .zip file that contains product installation files. Once the package is checked in to the Master Repository, McAfee ePO can deploy it to your managed systems. 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 the master public key (srpubkey.bin) and the corresponding request key (reqseckey.bin). McAfee Agent 5.0.0 is backward compatible and works with all managed products that were using McAfee Agent 4.8.x. RequirementsMake sure that your client systems meet specific hardware and software requirements to be able to install the agent. Install McAfee Agent extension and packagesBefore you install the agent on managed systems, add the extension, software package, and key updater package to McAfee ePO. Methods of deploying McAfee AgentYou can deploy the agent to client systems using different methods. McAfee Agent files and foldersWhen you install the agent, the files are stored in different locations depending on the operating system. McAfee Agent installation packageYou install the agent on client systems using the installation package generated when you install McAfee ePO or check in the agent package. Deploying the agent from McAfee ePODeploying from McAfee ePO allows you to install McAfee Agent on multiple client systems at the same time. Install on Microsoft Windows systemsYou can install the agent on Windows systems directly from the McAfee ePO console. Install the agent on Linux and Macintosh systemsInstall the agent manually on Linux and Macintosh systems using McAfee ePO or the custom agent installation URL. Deploying the agent using McAfee Smart InstallerThe McAfee Smart Installer is a customized URL-based installer that can be created with McAfee ePO. Install URL-based McAfee Agent manually from the command lineYou can override default installation parameters by manually installing the URL-based agent on supported operating systems. Manage Agent Deployment URLs You can create, delete, enable, disable, or view Agent Deployment URLs from McAfee ePO. Install McAfee Agent in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure modeMcAfee 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. Using the maconfig command-line toolThe command-line tool, maconfig, is provided with McAfee Agent for Linux. Including McAfee Agent on an imageYou can install the agent on an image that is later deployed to multiple systems.