McAfee Agent Deployment problem in Windows XP using EPO

McAfee Agent Deployment problem in Windows XP

Before few days I was working for configuration and deployment of McAfee antivirus using EPO. It worked fine in few of XP Machine, Worked great for Windows Vista and Windows 7 but in few windows XP machine it created problem. Everything was fine but EPO was not able to deploy agent in few computers. It gave me error of authentication problem. One thing that I noticed was I was getting this issue in only those computers that were not in domain but were member of workgroup.

I did Google but found no proper solution for this. I tested all those XP machine where it worked and after a long and hectic comparison I found that windows guest user authentication is on, on all those computer where it was not installing at the same time where it worked like charm I found classic user authentication was there.

For deploying McAfee Agent in Windows XP you must need to do following thing.
1) Disable firewall of client computer.
2) Remove any antivirus if it’s previously installed, even if you have McAfee remove it and restart your computer.
3) After restart please go to control panel àadministrative toolàlocal security policyàsecurity settingsàlocal policyàsecurity option.
4) In Security option please find “Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts” policy.
5) By Default this policy remain “Guest only: on stand-alone computers” so we need to change this policy as “Classic: local users authenticate themselves”.

Now please try to install/deploy McAfee agent and I hope it will work with no issue.

If you have any question concern you can discuss here.

Hope it was help full for you

Thanks for being here

AP Dueby

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