Install McAfee Endpoint Security 10.7.x using a third-party tool

You can use a third-party deployment tool like Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, IBM BigFix, or Tanium Deploy to install McAfee Endpoint Security 10.7.x on your endpoints with a command line.

You can retrieve the installation packages from the McAfee Product Downloads site using a valid grant number.

This method lets you install Endpoint Security using the same tool and automated processes that you use to install other products in your environment.

  1. Before the installation:
    1. Verify that all endpoints meet the minimum requirements (KB82761).
    2. Verify that you're aware of compatibility requirements for other installed products.
    3. Get your grant number in the email from McAfee that confirmed your subscription. You need your grant number and this email address to download software.
    4. Have this information ready for deployment: a descriptive name for the deployment task, the file name for the installer, and the command line to run the deployment (for example, setupEP.exe ADDLOCAL="tp,atp,fw,wc").
    5. On endpoints running Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later, verify that the case-sensitivity attribute is disabled for folders in your source and target installation paths and \Windows\System32\drivers.
    6. Verify that endpoint users have permission to access the user temp folder (KB85033).
    7. Detect and allow trusted third-party software to make sure that they work with Endpoint Security by running McAfee SysPrep (KB89860).
    8. Provide accurate reputation values to McAfee Global Threat Intelligence by running McAfee GetClean (KB73044).
  2. Install product extensions on McAfee ePO.
  3. Update content files on McAfee ePO.
  4. Download installation packages.
  5. Deploy product software to endpoints.
  6. After the installation:
    1. Disable the Windows firewall to avoid conflicts with McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention rules.
    2. If third-party applications aren't working correctly after you install McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention, and you didn't preconfigure custom Firewall rules, temporarily enable Adaptive Mode.
    3. Configure your policy settings for your environment, as needed.