Deploy software to managed systems remotely

Install the client software on managed systems with a product deployment task, which deploys remotely and doesn't require any user assistance.

Before you begin

  • Make sure that the product's server-side components are checked in to the McAfee ePO server.
  • Make sure that systems where you want to install the product meet all requirements.

You can use two types of automated tasks to deploy product software to multiple managed systems: product deployment tasks and client tasks. Product deployment tasks are simpler to set up, and this guide explains the process. See the McAfee ePO or McAfee ePO Cloud product documentation for more information about configuring and running product deployment tasks and client tasks.


  1. From the McAfee ePO console, click MenuSoftwareProduct Deployment.
  2. On the Product Deployment page, click New Deployment.
  3. On the New Deployment page:
    1. Enter a name for the deployment.
    2. Select an Endpoint Security module, such as Endpoint Security Threat Prevention, from the Package drop-down list.
    3. Click +, repeat Step 3b for each module to deploy.
      Endpoint Security Platform, also called the Common module, is installed automatically if any other module is installed.
    4. Select the systems to deploy to.
    5. Configure any other settings, then click Save at the top of the page.
      The Product Deployment page opens with your new project added to the list of deployments. Also, a client task is automatically created with the deployment settings.
  4. Check the status of the deployment on the Product Deployment page.

    Click the deployment task in the list on the left-hand side of the page to display its details on the right-hand side of the page.