How to deploy McAaffe client using Desktop Central?


This document provides steps required to deploy McAffè to multiple computers using Desktop Central.

There are two stages in deploying McAffè using Desktop Central they are:

Creating a package

To deploy McAffè to multiple computers, you will have to create a client package for installation. McAaffè server needs to be installed in one of the computer manually. To create a client package, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Log on to the ePO 4.5 console (McAffe server console).
  2. Click Menu,and choose Tree under System.
  3. Click System Tree Actions, and then select New Systems from the menu.
  4. Select Create and download agent installation package.
  5. Ensure Use Credentials is selected.
  6. Under Credentials for Agent Installation section, type the desired credentials to perform agent installation, then click OK.
  7. Click FramePkg and click Save.
  8. Store this file to the desired location, by specifying the location and clicking Save

You have successfully created the agent package for deployment.

Deploying the package using Desktop Central

  1. Click the Software Deployment tab
  2. Click Add Package
  3. Select the MSIEXEC/EXE/ISS/Command package type
  4. Specify a name for the application as McAffe
  5. Specify the Installation Command with Switches/Arguments as
    <Installation Folder>\McAffe <Folder-Path>\FramePkg
  6. Click Add Package
  1. Deploy to target computers
    1. Select the package that you added
    2. Click Install/Uninstall Software
    3. Enter a name and description for the configuration
    4. Define the package settings
    5. Configure the deployment settings
    6. Choose the target computers
    7. Specify the schedule options, if required
    8. Click Deploy
You have successfully deployed McAffe to the target computers.