Upgrade to Drive Encryption 7.2

Perform these tasks to upgrade the clients from Drive Encryption 7.1.x to Drive Encryption 7.2.

  1. Upgrade McAfee ePO to minimum supported versions or later (McAfee ePO 5.3.x).
  2. Upgrade to Drive Encryption 7.2
Note: It is critical that you follow the below mentioned steps precisely in order to successfully upgrade the system.

Task

  1. Put the McAfee ePO server down, back up the SQL server and McAfee ePO server, then put the McAfee ePO server up in order to backup your McAfee ePO database. For more information about backing up your McAfee ePO database, see the product documentation for your version of McAfee ePO.
  2. Upgrade McAfee ePO to minimum supported versions or later (McAfee ePO 5.3.x).
    Note: For more information about upgrading to McAfee ePO 5.3.x and later, see the product documentation for your version of McAfee ePO.
  3. Install the Drive Encryption 7.2 extensions to the McAfee ePO system.
  4. Check in the Drive Encryption 7.2 Agent and PC software packages to the McAfee ePO system.
  5. Run the LDAP Sync:Sync Across Users from LDAP task manually.
  6. Deploy the Drive Encryption 7.2 software packages to the client system.
  7. Restart the client system after the deployment task is completed.

Results

After restarting the client system, the new files and drivers are in place. The Drive Encryption 7.2 encryption status dialog box shows the status as Active throughout the upgrade process.