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McAfee's Installation Designer

Option Description
Source and Specify source and destination folders for where the raw version of
Destination VirusScan is and where the custom package will reside.
A hierarchical list of features to enable/disable or show/hide. Similar
to the Custom Installation Wizard for MS Office packaging.
Source for You can either import the settings from your local PC or specify an
Configuratio existing CAB file. The selection of an existing CAB file implies that a
n previous installation package exists.
Here you decide to what folder VirusScan will be installed, if the
installation will be silent, and whether to preserve existing VirusScan
or NetShield configurations.
On-Access How the real-time scanner will behave and what actions will be
Scanner taken if a virus is encountered.
How VirusScan will interact with e-mail files. If using a MAPI/IMAP
messaging system, such as Exchange select the “Scanning of e-
mail” option.
Here you decide how frequently VirusScan will scan and which drive
it will scan. Highlight a task and select Edit to ensure that the scan
schedule frequency and start time is appropriate for your
organization. The Advanced tab offers useful settings for maximum
CPU utilization throttle.
Shows how frequently VirusScan will look for updated signature files.
McAfee Updates are typically released on Wednesday. I recommend
setting the AutoUpdates to check weekly on a Friday morning. This
will allow time for internal IT staff to ‘certify’ updates two days prior
to general deployment.
Explains which components will trigger alerts, what type of alerts
will be generated, and who will be notified,
Manager Disabled by default.
Show or hide the VirusScan icon in the System Tray. The option for
User password protecting the VirusScan settings prevents clients from
Interface tampering with the configuration. This option should only be used
Properties once you’ve configured and tested VirusScan successfully in your
Allow clients to Uninstall or select the Modify option from the Control
Panel. Optionally, you can even hide VirusScan from Add/Remove
Programs. I recommend keeping the "Allow uninstall" option for
troubleshooting purposes. Group Policy and/or login scripts can be
used to ensure that the software is always installed.
Optionally bundle updated signature or engine files. Stick with the
DAT and
original DAT and engine file. Incorporating the latest updates can be
Engine Files
very time consuming
Use to determine what optional service packs or hotfixes to include.
Patch Files
If SPx is out, I recommend bundling it with the VirusScan installation.
Important options for specifying AutoUpdate repository locations as
well as source location priorities for update files. Having multiple
repositories can be beneficial to ensure that workstations always
remain current. I recommend these four:
AutoUpdate • Local path to a consistent server drive map throughout your
Configuratio organization
n • FTP to internal intranet site
• NAI FTP (disable if port 21 is blocked on the corporate firewall)
Don’t use a UNC since ‘hardwiring’ a specific path is rather
restrictive and inflexible should that path ever change.
Optional additional programs that can run after a successful
Additional Optional files that can be added to local PC following an installation.
Files These can be completely unrelated to VirusScan.
Optional .REG file that can be included for customizing the Windows
Registry. Can specify separate files for NT, 2000, or XP. A minor, but
useful setting that’s not configurable via the Installation Designer is
Registry the elimination of the Splash Screen during VirusScan startup. The
Settings following REG file setting may be useful:
Associates\TVD\VirusScan Enterprise\CurrentVersion]
Installation Password protects the installation package. Recommended to
Designer prevent other system administrators from tampering with your work
Password of art.
Option to upgrade an evaluation version to a registered version.
Use to force a reboot, start On-Demand Scanner, perform system
scan, or update virus definition files.
Finish Saves your masterpiece.
Anti-Spyware integrated with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Installation

Video Tutorial : to View all Tutorials.

How do you include McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise Module in a McAfee VirusScan

Enterprise Installation?

1. Launch McAfee Installation Designer.

2. Select Create a new installation package based on an existing package.

3. Click Next.

4. In the Source folder: field, type or browse to the location of the VirusScan Enterprise
8.x installation files.

5. In the Destination folder: field, type or browse to the location where the modified
installation should be stored.

6. Click Next.

7. In the left pane, click the Programs link.

8. Click Add.

9. In the Program field, type or browse to the location of the Anti-Spyware Enterprise
Module installation file.

10. In the Command line arguments field, type /s.

11. Click OK.

12. Click Finish.

13. Click Save. The modified installation files are saved to the location specified for
the Destination folder.

14. Click Exit.