EEPC 6.1 Hotfix HF715674 now available

Hi guys,

McAfee has released a hotfix HF715674 for McAfee Endpoint Encryption for PC 6.1 Patch 2 or 3 (6.1.2, 6.1.3).

This hotfix is a workaround for the following issue:

  • You are not authorized for this operation (after upgrading to EEPC 6.1 Patch 2 or 3 when attempting to retrieve the recovery key).

For more information, see KnowledgeBase article KB73327 (

You can get the hotfix from the McAfee Downloads site using a valid Grant Number.

Citrix Top 10 for 2011

Hi guys,

Citrix has published a top10 for a range of Citrix products, software and documentation. I’ve put all those separate Top 10″s in this post. With each Top10 there’s a link to the original post.

Top 10 Whitepapers: Continue reading “Citrix Top 10 for 2011”

Season greetings

Hi guys,

It has been another fine IT year with highs and lows. Passed a few MS exams along the way and switched to a new employer.

Visited a few events and met new and interesting IT people. Was nice meeting you all and hope to see you again next year.

2012 Is going to give us lots of new products (System Center 2012 suite, Windows 8 and so on). For us IT geeks a lot to do and to learn or implement at customers.

I wish all readers of my blog a very merry christmas and a happy new year.

Season greetz,


Compatibility Issue between HDLP 9.1+ and VSE 8.8 P1 /VSE 8.7 P5 / HIPS 8.0 P1

McAfee has identified a compatibility issue in the VirusScan driver code of several McAfee products when interacting with McAfee Host DLP 9.1+.

This issue is critical, but the risk of encounter is low.

Specifically, when any of these products — VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 Patch 1, VSE 8.7 Patch 5, *OR* Host Intrusion Protection (HIPs) 8.0 Patch 1 — are operating on the same system as Host Data Loss Prevention (HDLP) 9.1+, random BSODs (Blue Screens of Death) may occur. PLEASE NOTE that HDLP does not need to be configured, only active on endpoints for this random issue to occur.

VSE 8.8 Patch 1 is functional and operational, and resolves numerous VSE issues. McAfee will resolve the incompatibility with a VSE and/or HIPS patch.

1. If you DO have HDLP 9.1+ installed on a system running VSE and HIPS, do NOT upgrade to any of the following versions:
– VSE 8.7 Patch 5
– VSE 8.8 Patch 1
– Host IPS 8.0 Patch 1
Wait to install VSE 8.8 or HIPS 8.0 with the hot fixes as soon as they are available.

2. If you DO have HDLP 9.1+ *AND* the affected VSE/HIPS versions installed on the same system, de-install HDLP. This can be accomplished via ePO. Wait to install VSE 8.8 or HIPS 8.0 with the hot fixes as soon as they are available.

3. If you do NOT have HDLP 9.x installed on any system in your production environment, proceed with the VSE 8.8 Patch 1, 8.7 Patch 5, or HIPS 8.0 Patch 1 installations. Again, VSE 8.8 Patch 1 is functional and operational, and resolves numerous VSE issues.

For further information, please reference the McAfee KnowledgeBase. Log in to and search for KB73722.

Advanced Group Policy Management version 4

Hi guys,

Microsoft has released a new version of the AGPM (version 4) recently.
Here’s a video from the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack event last December.

Here are a couple of documents for more information about the AGPM.

Advanced Group Policy Management Overview


For more information about this on the web you can check out these websites:

Have fun and until next time.


McAfee Agent 4.6 Patch 1 available

Hi guys,

McAfee Agent 4.6 Patch 1 Windows and Extension  are now available from the McAfee ServicePortal ( and McAfee Downloads site (

You can only download these files with an authorized and valid McAfee Grant number.




DCPROMO fails with error “Access is denied”

Hi guys,

If you ever encounter the problem that you can’t demote a domain controller in your organization and you get the error that you don’t have the correct credentials to demote your DC then check if this option is enabled on your DC-object in the Active Directory “Protect object from accidental deletion”.

If so, then disable this and try the DCPROMO again.

In this case the DCPROMO is unable to modify and delete the object in the Active Directory because of this option.

Good luck.