How To Reorder Cipher Suites On SQL Server Before Upgrade ePO Server

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After running McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Pre-Installation tool on ePO server 5.3.1, I got the following error message that needed to be address prior to upgrade to ePO 5.9.1: Name Description Status Result SQL Server system RSA compatibility Check whether SQL Server is compatible with RSA BSAFE upgrade to 6.2.1 which will allow to make connection with McAfee ePO with new RSA 2048-bit keys support. This check might take a little time. Failed Cipher suite order is not correct. Use Group Policy Editor to change it.See McAfee KB87731 for more information. The solution to this issue is reordering the cipher suites […]

How To Test Connectivity To The Database Using UDL file

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As an administrator of ePolicy Orchestrator from time to time I need check connectivity to Microsoft SQL server to validate that my ePO server can connect to the database. An easy way to test the connectivity is by creating a Microsoft Data Link file (udl). Today I am going to show you how to create a udl file and how to test the connection from ePO server to SQL server. To create a .udl file right click on your desktop, select “New”, then select “Text Document”. Rename the file from .txt to test.udl. Windows will prompt if you really want […]

How to Install ePO and Microsoft SQL on a Domain Controller

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As best practices is not recommended to installed ePO or SQL server on a domain controller. If you try to install SQL on a DC most likely the installation will fail and SQL is needed to be able to install ePO server. For some of us we may want to learn more about ePO but have limited hardware resources and the only option is to installed SQL and ePO on a DC. This tutorial will show you how to installed Sboth products on a domain controller. Microsoft SQL Installation – The following link will show you how to install Microsoft […]

How to deploy ENS, only to Windows 10 systems with MA 5.0.4 installed

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The following procedure is to install ENS, only on systems that meet the following requirements: OS must be Windows 10. McAfee Agent 5.0.4 must be installed. For this procedure we are going to create the following: Tag: The tag will be assign only to systems that meet the requirements (Windows 10 & MA 5.0.4). Query: The query will provide a list of systems with that meets the above requirements. Server task: The server task will run the query above and apply the tag to systems from the query results. Client Task: The client task will install ENS only to systems […]