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McAfee ePo 4.6.6 Export Policies and Audit Settings

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I start at my company six months ago and took over there ePo 4.6.6 enviroment which wasn't documented.

Here are my questions.
1) Is it possible to run a report to view all active policies and there settings to make sure they meet the companie security requirements.

2) Is it possible to export the policies not McAfee groups into a test enviroment which runs a seperate server?

In a nutshell I am trying to find the best way to audit / view all current policies and a way to keep our test epo enviromen semi in sync policy wise
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by:gheist
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1) yes, it is called "Policy Catalog", pick ones that have reference count >0
2) yes, but it does not migrate to new version that way
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by:btan
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Also best practices, can catch
- Main section on
a) "Managing endpoint security with policies and packages"
> By default all policies are inherited from the "My Organization" level, the highest point in the System Tree. This means all policies for all products flow downward into the groups and subgroups below it. Always set your policies at the My Organization level and let your policies flow downward. Probably from the "Menu | Policy | Policy Catalog", you can catch more of the overall Agent policy deployed to various assets/groups

b) "Reporting on your managed environment with Queries"
> The Query Builder and Report Builder creates and runs queries and reports that result in user-configured data in user-configured charts and tables. The data for these queries and reports can be obtained from any registered internal or external database in your ePolicy Orchestrator system.
> also on "Creating custom event queries" fro managed systems

http://kc.mcafee.com/resources/sites/MCAFEE/content/live/PRODUCT_DOCUMENTATION/23000/PD23051/en_US/epo_450_best_practices_guide_en-us.pdf.pdf?searchid=1384520006363

also  - Settings for an existing policy are overwritten by an imported policy in ePO 4.x
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB71780&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US&searchid=1384520006363

and for DLP policy - https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB60758&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US&searchid=1384520006363

including
- How to migrate ePO from a 32-bit system to a 64-bit system (or to a different installation path)
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB71078
 - How to back up the ePO databases using OSQL commands
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB59562
- How to back up and restore the ePO database using SQL Server Management Studio
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB52126


Another ref worth looking is from commoncriteria portal - see the section 7 on "TOE
Summary Specification", specifically for policy, see "7.3.8 Product Policy Management" and "7.3.11 Benchmark Management"

http://www.commoncriteriaportal.org/files/epfiles/st_vid10484-st.pdf
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by:compdigit44
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thank you for the replies. I am not the greatest at ePO but learning. I do know wht policy catalog stores all of the policies for ePO. What I am looking for is a way to dump all active policies to a spread sheet or another format so I can view the setting of all policies at once.

i am asking this question because my manager asked me to produce a report for all active polices in ePO and there settings.
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thanks, it to bad McAfee doesn have a tool that could do this....
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