McAfee Application and Change Control 8.3.2 Windows Release Notes

The McAfee® Application and Change Control 8.3.2 release addresses known issues, improves performance, reduces the memory consumption footprint, and new platform support.

Every update release is cumulative and includes all features and fixes from the previous release. We recommend that you always upgrade to the most current update.


This release is mandatory for all environments. Failure to apply mandatory updates might result in a security breach. Mandatory updates and hotfixes resolve vulnerabilities that might affect product functionality and compromise security. You must apply these updates to maintain a viable and supported product.

Release details

For release dates and build numbers, see KB87944.

This release supports:

  • McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) 5.3.2, 5.3.3, 5.9.0, 5.9.1, and 5.10.0.
  • McAfee® Agent 5.0.6 or later.
    Important: You need to install McAfee Agent product update if using McAfee Agent version earlier than 5.6.3.
  • Platform, environment, or operating system — Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and subsequent platforms including Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10. For more information, see KB87944.
    Note: This release does not support Microsoft Windows Vista platform or earlier.

Upgrade support

This release supports upgrading from:

  • MACC extension 6.2.x, 7.0.x, 8.0.x, 8.1.x, 8.2.x, 8.3.0, and 8.3.1.

    When you upgrade MACC extension, don't change existing rules and configuration until Solidcore: Migration server task is complete. Also, the migration task can take longer than usual. Depending on the volume of inventory data in your environment, the task can take a few hours or a day to complete. For more information, see KB84651.

    If you are upgrading MACC extension 6.0.0 or earlier than 6.2.0, follow this order:

    1. Upgrade MACC extension to 6.2.0.
    2. Upgrade McAfee ePO to 5.3.0-5.3.3.
    3. Upgrade MACC extension from 6.2.0 to 7.x.x and then to 8.3.2.

  • MACC client 7.0.x, 8.0.x, 8.1.x, 8.2.x, 8.3.0, and 8.3.1.

    For information about the MACC client upgrade supported path for Windows, see KB87944.

    Note: To upgrade from 8.1.x on Windows 32-bit, see KB90785.

New or changed

New platform support — This release is a candidate for same-day support of the upcoming Microsoft Windows 20H2 release for workstations and servers.

Memory footprint reduction (32-bit systems) — MACC's memory use in the kernel mode and in the user-mode can be attributed to the inventory data structure. The inventory data structure uses 70% to 90% of MACC's memory depending on the configuration of the system. Improvements are made to the inventory data structure to reduce the memory consumption footprint.

Known issues

For a list of current known issues, see Application Control 8.x Known Issues (KB87839) and Change Control 8.x Known Issues (KB87838).

Resolved issues

This update resolves known issues.

MACC extension
Category Reference Resolution
User interface MACC-10010 Test Connection is now enabled when there are additional entries for the Solidcore: Scan a software repository server task.
Interoperability MACC-9716 The MACC policy changes are now saved successfully when you create or edit an existing Application Control (windows) Rules Policy.
Interoperability MACC-9953 UNIQUE KEY constraint violation no longer happens when the rule group is imported.
User interface MACC-10103 Initial feature configuration and Observe Mode options selected for the SC: Enable task is now displayed on the McAfee ePO console, after saving the task.
MACC client
Category Reference Resolution
Security MACC-9326 MACC now fixes a vulnerability in the package control feature. For more information, see SB10333.
Feature fixes MACC-9957 The solidified file is no longer removed from inventory when tried to delete, and its status remains as solidified.
Feature fixes MACC-9900 MACC now receives the correct network path when the shared file is accessed using the mapped drive.
Interoperability MACC-8396 Bug check E3 no longer happens after upgrading to MACC 8.3.2.