Setting up your McAfee ePO environment Get up-and-running quickly by configuring the essential features of your McAfee ePO server. You can configure your environment automatically or manually, but both methods include these major tasks: Install the licensed product software packages on the McAfee ePO server. Add your systems to the System Tree. Deploy McAfee Agent to your systems so they are under McAfee ePO management. Deploy the software to your managed systems. Configure product updates for your managed systems. Define proxy settings, if required by McAfee ePO. Enable software license. Confirm that your systems are managed by McAfee ePO. Run a virus test to confirm that the software is working on your systems, and that your systems are protected from threats. For information about how to use the EICAR anti-malware test with McAfee products, see KB59742. Installing the McAfee Agent and licensed software You must install the McAfee Agent on a system before you can deploy other software. What to do next After you have performed all initial configuration and made sure that your managed systems are protected, you might want to consider other configuration steps, depending on your network security needs.