Overview of Endpoint Upgrade Assistant McAfee® Endpoint Upgrade Assistant is a tool that assists with upgrading endpoints in your McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® (McAfee® ePO™) environment to McAfee® Endpoint Security. Administrators can use Endpoint Upgrade Assistant to: Analyze endpoints, detect the supported McAfee products that are installed, and determine the minimum requirements for upgrading to Endpoint Security. Plan, deploy, and track product upgrades throughout the environment. Endpoint Upgrade Assistant is bundled with Upgrade Automation client software, which runs on endpoints to manage the upgrade process. Components Endpoint Upgrade Assistant includes these McAfee ePO components: Endpoint Upgrade Assistant extension — Install on the McAfee ePO server. Provides the features for analyzing, preparing, and tracking McAfee product upgrades for your environment. Make sure that your servers are running ePolicy Orchestrator 5.1.2 or later. Endpoint Upgrade Assistant does not change the McAfee ePO environment. It collects and analyzes the data about an environment, then displays the requirements for upgrading endpoints to Endpoint Security. Endpoint Upgrade Automation client package — Deploy to managed endpoints. Provides ability to remove, upgrade, and install supported McAfee products. Upgrade Automation does change the environment. It removes existing products and installs new versions. Customers who want to take advantage of Upgrade Automation, but don't use McAfee ePO for deployment purposes, can use the Endpoint Upgrade Assistant Package Creator tool. Download it separately to create custom, deployable product packages for use with McAfee ePO or third-party tools. Key features of Endpoint Upgrade AssistantEndpoint Upgrade Assistant simplifies and automates the tasks required to upgrade McAfee products in McAfee ePO environments. Its features minimize the number of upgrade tasks and ensure product interoperability. It also provides information to assist with upgrading the Windows operating system. How Endpoint Upgrade Assistant worksEndpoint Upgrade Assistant analyzes your environment, reports the information you need to plan your upgrade strategy, and provides features for deploying upgrades and tracking their status. Recommendations for using Endpoint Upgrade Assistant Endpoint Upgrade Assistant helps you upgrade your environment as efficiently as possible with minimal disruption.