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McAfee Global Solutions Lab

The McAfee Global Solutions Lab, http://www.mcafeegsl.com/, already exists for a long time, and since some time v2.0 is available.

You need to create an account (which is free) to proceed. Once this is done you can select your desired environment (see screenshot below for current environments).

If you want to have a look at the McAfee range of products, or want to do some tests, etc, you have a virtual machine with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5. or 4.6, … available in minutes.


McAfee ePo 4.5 – How to assign a previously created policy to a system

You created a custom policy, but how do you assign it to a system ?

It’s not that difficult, here is how:

  • Select the system (via the System Tree, or standard Dashboard)
  • Actions > Agent
  • Set Policy & Inheritance
  • Assign Policy for 1 system
  • Policy:
  • Product: [select the product]
  • Category: [select category]
  • Policy: [Select the policy you want to assign]
  • Inheritance: Break inheritance
  • Save

If you want more information on managing policies and task in ePO 4.5, check out McAfee article “How to manage policies and tasks for selected computers in ePO 4.5”, https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB65979.

This article also contains a link to a video tutorial: (Adobe Flash Player required)

KB65979 – How to manage policies and tasks for selected computers in ePO 4.5


ePolicy Orchestrator 4.0 DAT file in master repository is some versions behind

The solution for this issue is relatively simple. In ePo, go to Software, click Pull Now , and select DAT.

On an occasion I encountered another problem: the message Failed to download site status file was displayed, and I could not select the package to pull. I found the solution on the McAfee community site. Define the proxy server manually in Software, Configure Proxy Settings, Proxy server settings . This indeed solved the issue.