hi all,

completely new to KBOX, so help is much appreciated...

I am trying to create a script to remove all McAfee software installed on a client machine, i.e., VSE8.5 or VSE8.7 or VSE8.8 + McAfee agent (4.5 in our case). Then reboot the client machine and clean install again the McAfee agent (4.5) and VSE8.8. For this I've created 2 batch files.

If I run the batch files manually the work as designed; however I am struggling to set this on K1000 - Scripting - Scripts. I don't know how to add a reboot task and make sure that the install carries on after it.

To sum up what I want to achieve:

Task 1: remove all Mcafee SW installed;
Task 2: reboot machine *
Task 3: Clean install McAfee agent + VSE8.8

* Task 2 could be supressed by adding a shutdown -r at the end of task 1

Any comments/help are much appreciated.
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I can think of a few ways you could accomplish this one. The easiest would be through the EPO management with McAfee if you have it.

An alternate would be to setup to run a batch file to remove the old ones, add a run once key, add a auto logon for one login then reboot. Here is a snippet from one I used to can McAfee all together on about 6500 XP machines. I set it up over a year ago and have not used it in forever so be sure to test well. I stole the auto logon part from the KACE article to join an AD domain (gotta give credit).

REM - Removes Virusscan 8.6
msiexec.exe /qn /x{35C03C04-3F1F-42C2-A989-A757EE691F65}

REM - Removes Virusscan 8.7
msiexec /qn /x{147BCE03-C0F1-4C9F-8157-6A89B6D2D973}

REM - Run Once to install McAfee on reboot *** DONT FORGET TO UPDATE PATH TO INSTALLER
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce" /v InstallMcAfee /t REG_SZ /d "CMD /C \"\\PATH TO YOUR INSTALLER"" /f

REM - Auto Admin Login one time *** UPDATE PASSWORD
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v AutoAdminLogon /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v DefaultUserName /t REG_SZ /d administrator /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v DefaultPassword /t REG_SZ /d YourPASSWORD /f
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v DefaultDomainName /t REG_SZ /d localhost /f

REM - Reboot
Shutdown -r -t 15

Answered 12/08/2011 by: ddevore
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Another thing you might try is just making a script /managed install that removes all the old versions and reboots.

You could then create a smart label to only install once all other versions of McAfee are gone.
Answered 12/08/2011 by: dchristian
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Dennis: I believe there is some sort of corruption with the McAfee agent and/or VSE installed on some machines, hence ePO not working to force uninstall/install tasks....

David: I might have a look at your suggestion as it seems to be simple to implement.

Big problem is that KBOX is completely new to me.

Thanks for your help/suggestions so far
Answered 12/09/2011 by: rgreg
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