McAfee Endpoint Security 10.7.x installation files

The McAfee Endpoint Security 10.7.x installer tracks details about installation, uninstallation, and migration in log files that you can use to verify results and troubleshoot problems.

Default location of installation log files

By default, the installer saves the installation log files to this location:

When... Log location Path
Deploying remotely (using McAfee ePO, Endpoint Upgrade Assistant, or a third-party tool) Windows System TEMP folder C:\Windows\TEMP\McAfeeLogs
Running the installer locally on the endpoint User TEMP folder — %Temp%\McAfeeLogs C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\McAfeeLogs

Endpoint users must have permission to access the file.

The path for the installation log location can include case-sensitive folders. After installation, the Endpoint Security self-protection feature prevents changing the case sensitivity of the endpoint log location configured in the Common Options policy or moving the log location to a case-sensitive folder.

Changing the location of installation log files

Use one of these command-line options to change the location for the log files:

/log"install_log_path"

/l"install_log_path"

/l*v"install_log_path"

where:

  • "install_log_path" — Specifies where to save the installation log files.

    The installer creates an Endpoint folder at the specified location and saves the log files to this folder.

  • *v — Specifies verbose (more descriptive) logging entries.

Example

/l"D:\Log Files"

Installs the product log files under D:\Log Files\EndPoint\.

Support for case sensitivity (Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later)

The installer can save logs to a folder with a case-sensitive path. After installation, the Endpoint Security self-protection feature prevents you from changing the case sensitivity of the Endpoint Security client log location configured in the Common Options policy or moving that log location to a case-sensitive folder.

Installation and migration log files

Check these log files for details about installation and migration.

Log file name Type of information
McAfee_<module>_Install_<%timestamp%>.log Installation log for each product module.
McAfee_<Module>_Bootstrapper_<%timestamp%>.log Bootstrapper for each product module.
McAfee_Endpoint_BootStrapper_<%timestamp%>.log Bootstrapper for the Master installer (SetupEP) on self-managed systems.
McAfee_<Module>_CustomAction_Install_<%timestamp%>.log MSI Custom Action for each product module.
McAfee_Endpoint_CompetitorUninstaller.log Removal of incompatible virus-protection and firewall products.
McAfee_Endpoint_Security_Migration_xxx.log Removal of legacy products.

Example: McAfee_Endpoint_Security_Migration_McAfee VirusScan Enterprise_8.8_06042015195245175.log

McAfee_<module>_Migration_Plugin.log Preserve and restore status of migrated legacy settings, per module.

Example: McAfee_TP_Migration_Plugin.log

McAfee_ESP_Migration_Plugin.log Legacy settings migrated to the Common Options policy.

Uninstallation log files

Check these log files for details about removing the product.

Log file name Type of information
McAfee_<Module>_UnInstall<%timestamp%>.log Uninstallation log for each product module.
McAfee_<Module>_CustomAction_Uninstall<%timestamp%>.log MSI Custom Action for each product module for uninstallation.
McAfee_CommonUninst<%timestamp%>.log Uninstallation log for Common module (which is uninstalled with last product module).
McAfee_ Common_VScore_Uninstall<%timestamp%>.log Log for VSCore driver removal by Common module.
McAfee_ Firewall_FireCore_Uninstall<%timestamp%>.log Log for FireCore driver removal by Common module. (Created only for versions 10.5.2 and earlier.)
McAfee_ ThreatPrevention_Caspercore_Uninstall<%timestamp%>.log Log for CasperCore driver removal by Threat Prevention.
McAfee_ ThreatPrevention_ELAM_AVDriver_Uninstall<%timestamp%>.log Log for ELAM driver removal by Threat Prevention. (Created only for versions 10.5.2 and earlier.)
McAfee_ ThreatPrevention_EP_Uninstall<%timestamp%>.log Log for Exploit Prevention removal by Threat Prevention. (Created only for versions 10.5.2 and earlier.)