Contents About this releaseInstallation informationEvent and log file informationRelated informationAdditional informationGetting product information by emailWhere to find product documentationAbout this releaseThis document contains important information about the current release. We recommend that you read thewhole document.CautionWe do not support the automatic upgrade of a pre-release software version. To upgrade to aproduction release of the software, you must first uninstall the existing version.Release build MfeSysPrep: date – September 16, 2021This release was developed for use with: McAfee Endpoint Security 10.7.x McAfee Endpoint Security 10.6.x McAfee Endpoint Security 10.5.x McAfee Endpoint Security 10.2.xImportant notes about this releaseMcAfee SysPrep Utility 1.0 lists these products and versions in the Master Repository on the McAfee ePolicyOrchestrator (McAfee ePO) server.ProductTypeVersionMinor versionMcAfee SysPrep UtilityInstall1.0.0383PurposeThis release adds new third-party vendor certificates to the McAfee Trust Certificate Store.Rating – CriticalMandatoryCriticalRecommended Critical for all environments. Failure to apply a Critical update might result in severe business impact. A McAfee SysPrep Utility release for a Severity 1 or Severity 2 issue is considered Critical.For more information, see KB51560.2High Priority

Installation informationBefore installing Endpoint Security, run the McAfee SysPrep Utility to detect and allow trusted third-party softwareto inject into McAfee processes. This allows third-party software to function, while allowing McAfee to maintain atrust boundary.You can deploy McAfee SysPrep using McAfee ePO or run it on client systems in self-managed mode.For information about installing or upgrading Endpoint Security software, see the McAfee Endpoint SecurityInstallation Guide.RequirementsMake sure that your system meets these requirements before installing the software. Administrator privileges are required to run the McAfee SysPrep Utility.ComponentVersionMcAfee SysPrep Utility1.0.0.383Run the McAfee SysPrep Utility from your McAfee ePO serverThe McAfee SysPrep Utility is not installed on the target system. It runs on the target system to whitelist thirdparty products.Task1Log on to McAfee ePO as administrator.2Download and check in this package to the McAfee ePO server. McAfee SysPrep the Client Task Catalog, create a McAfee Agent: Product Deployment task.4For Product, select the McAfee SysPrep Utility from the checked-in branch.5Schedule and assign the deployment task.6Send a McAfee Agent wake-up call, then select Force complete policy and task update so the task runsimmediately on the client. Otherwise, the task runs at the next agent-server communication interval.See McAfee ePO product documentation for more information.Run the McAfee SysPrep Utility on self-managed systemsThis process runs in silent mode.Task1Download and unzip the McAfee SysPrep file to a temporary folder on your system.2Right-click the setupSysPrep.exe file, then select Run as Administrator.Event and log file informationMcAfee ePO eventsWhen Third Party Injectors are discovered on a managed machine, McAfee SysPrep Utility sends 3Event 1092 – If the Injector is unknown and trust can’t be grantedEvent 1095 – If the Injector is whitelisted

You can view these events in Threat Event Logs report. Filter by column Detecting Product Name equalsMcAfee System Prep Tool.Log filesLogs can be found in the standard McAfee location of Windows Temp Directory \McAfeeLogs. The logfile names are prefixed with MfeSysPrep. Log files contain details about injectors that are discovered,their signature, and whether trust was granted.Related informationFor more information about third-party injection, see KB88085.Additional informationImportantThe attached files are provided as is, and with no warranty either expressed or implied as to their suitability for any use or purpose. McAfeeassumes no liability for damages incurred either directly or indirectly as a result of the use of these files, including but not limited to the loss ordamage of data or systems, loss of business or revenue, or incidental damages arising from their use. McAfee SysPrep Utility should be appliedonly on the advice of Technical Support, and only when you are experiencing the issue with specific third-party software. You are responsible forreading and following all instructions for preparation, configuration, and execution of SysPrep Utility. It is a violation of your software licenseagreement to distribute or share these files with any other person or entity without written permission from McAfee. Further, posting of McAfeehotfix files to publicly available Internet sites is prohibited. McAfee reserves the right to refuse distribution of McAfee SysPrep Utility to anycompany or person guilty of unlawful distribution of McAfee software products. Questions or issues with McAfee SysPrep Utility should be directedto Technical Support.Getting product information by emailThe Support Notification Service (SNS) delivers valuable product news, alerts, and best practices to help youincrease the functionality and protection capabilities of your McAfee products.To receive SNS email notices, go to the SNS Subscription Center at login toregister and select your product information options.Where to find product documentationGo to to find the product documentation for this product.Go to to find supporting content on released products, including technical articles.McAfee Royalty Free Tools LicenseBY INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREETO ALL THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE, THEN DO NOT INSTALL OR DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE.1.Definitions.“Software” means (a) all computer code (whether in binary or source format), programs, and related documentation inany tangible or intangible medium, and all related documentation, that are owned by McAfee and with which thisRoyalty-Free License is provided or referenced, whether such materials are provided directly by McAfee or by itsdistributors, resellers, OEM/MSP partners, or other business partners, and (b) all upgrades, modifications, subsequentversions and updates of the Software. For avoidance of doubt, updates include any DAT file (virus signature) updatesprovided by McAfee.b) “Computer” means a device that accepts information in digital or similar form and manipulates it for a specific resultbased upon a sequence of instructions.2. License Grant. Subject to the Restrictions below, McAfee hereby grants to You a royalty-free, nonexclusive, nontransferable right under its copyrights to download, install, run, operate and display the Software on computers andcomputer systems within your internal environment.3. License Restrictionsa) No Implied Subscription License – The Software provided hereunder is designed to operate as an independent, standalone process, buy may interact with other McAfee software products that are licensed to You under a subscriptionmodel. The License Grant herein does not extend, expand, supersede or otherwise grant You rights which are not4a)

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Before installing Endpoint Security, run the McAfee SysPrep Utility to detect and allow trusted third-party software to inject into McAfee processes. This allows third-party software to function, while allowing McAfee to maintain a trust boundary. You can deploy McAfee SysPrep using McAfee ePO or run it on client systems in self-managed mode.