EOL McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i

March 31, 2010 will be the last day of support for VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i.

Additionally, March 31, 2010 will be the last day V1 DATs will be transmitted. On April 1, 2010, McAfee Labs will no longer produce or ship V1 DATs. THIS MEANS THAT ANY V1 ENABLED PRODUCT WILL FAIL TO UPDATE DAT FILES.
 
Because VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i is reaching EOL and also depends on V1 DATS for signature updates, McAfee recommends moving to the latest supported product version.

Please refer to the following McAfee information for more details:

KB60992 (List of which products and versions use V1 vs. V2 DAT files; products with custom support through 31-Dec-10)  https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB60992

KB60404 (Basic information on v1 & v2 DAT files (Names.dat, Scan.dat, Clean.dat))  https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB60404

KB 52201 (VSE 8.0i EOL statement, original date: Jan 1, 2008)
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB52201

McAfee Product End of Life (EOL) List and EOL Policy
http://www.mcafee.com/us/enterprise/support/customer_service/end_life.html

McAfee DAT Update: EOL for V1 DAT Files Mar 31, 2010

March 31, 2010 will be the last day V1 DATs will be transmitted.

On April 1, 2010, McAfee Labs will no longer produce or ship V1 DATs. THIS MEANS THAT ANY V1 ENABLED PRODUCT WILL FAIL TO UPDATE DAT FILES.

Product Versions Affected and Reaching EOL on Mar 31, 2010
– McAfee Email & Web Security Virtual Appliance, Ver. 5.0
– McAfee PortalShield, Ver. 1.0.1
– McAfee SecurityShield, Ver. 1.0
– McAfee Email Gateway, Ver. 6.7.1 HF6
– McAfee Email Edge Gateway, Ver. 2.7.0
– McAfee WebShield SMTP, Ver. 4.5MR3

McAfee recommends moving to the latest supported product version. Please refer to the following McAfee information for more details:

KB60992 (List of which products and versions use V1 vs. V2 DAT files; products with custom support through Dec 31, 2010)

KB60404 (Basic information on V1 & V2 DAT files (Names.dat, Scan.dat, Clean.dat)) 

McAfee Product End of Life (EOL) List and EOL Policy

ePO 4.5 backup and restore procedure

If you ever are in the situation that your ePO 4.5 server crashed and you need to reinstall it check it this procedure for getting it started and running again:

http://www.jackcobben.nl/?page_id=233 

NOTE: If you don’t follow these steps then you arein trouble. Make sure you have the same server name and same database instance name (EPOSERVER). Otherwise you can reinstall SQL again to get it working !!!!!

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