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How to delay the deployment of McAfee DAT files with McAfee EPO

Posted on 2010-08-12
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Hey,

So I was hoping somebody here could provide me some information on whether it is possible to automatically delay the deployment of McAfee DAT files after they are downloaded. I want the delay to be for different groups and was hoping to delay as detailed below.

Group A - DAT deployment immediately
Group B - DAT deployment delayed 48 hours
Group C - DAT deployment delayed 7 days

I appreciate the help and all suggestions.

Thanks
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by:abausone
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Delete any local update tasks, then schedule tasks accordingly in ePO.  This won't guarantee that none in the group will receive it early though -- I believe that if an agent hasn't connected to the ePO server in more than a day, it may automatically update everything including defs.  Not 100% sure on that so you'd want to test.
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How do I go about deleting these local update tasks with EPO. Also I have not seen the option to delay the deployment of DAT file in the scheduling options. There is only send out weekly but obviously that is the the same as waiting 7 days.
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VirusScan Enterprise 8.5.0 > User Interface Policies > User_Interface_policy --> check this box
Disable default AutoUpdate task schedule.

You can also control updates via repository replication schedules and point the clients/groups to the repository that you specify according to the desired schedule.
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by:chmilhouse
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I am familiar with setting machines to different repositories but I have not setup different repository replication. Do you have any information you can provide me on how to setup repository replication for my scenario.

Thanks!
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When you create a task to replicate to the repositories, you should have an option to specify which repositories.  Just create different tasks for different repositories and schedule according to what you need.
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