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Release Notes for

McAfee(R) SuperDAT(R) Manager Utility


Version 2.5.0
Copyright (C) 2010 McAfee, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
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Thank you for using SuperDAT(R) Manager Utility
software. This file contains important information
regarding this release. McAfee strongly recommends
that you read the entire document.

IMPORTANT:
McAfee strongly recommends that you use any
pre-release software (beta or release candidate)
in a test environment only. Pre-release software
should not be installed in a production
environment.

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WHAT'S IN THIS FILE
- What is SuperDAT Manager Utility?
- What are DAT files?
- What is Scan Engine?
- New Features
- Changed Features
- Installation & System Requirements
- Operating Systems for SuperDAT Manager
- Operating Systems for SuperDAT Packages
- Supported McAfee Products
- Creating ePO Deployable SDAT Package
- Known Issues
- Documentation
- Contact Information
- Copyright & Trademark Attributions
- License Information
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WHAT IS SUPERDAT MANAGER UTILITY?
The SuperDAT Manager Utility creates SuperDAT
installation packages for distribution to computers
on your network. SuperDAT installation packages are
used to update your McAfee anti-virus products on
supported platforms.
The package you create can contain the scan engine
alone, DAT files alone, or combinations of these
files and other McAfee update files. Refer to the
SuperDAT Manager Product Guide to learn about which
packages you can create with the SuperDAT Manager
Utility.

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WHAT ARE DAT FILES?
Detection definition (DAT) files contain up-to-date
signatures and other information that McAfee
anti-virus products use to protect your computer
against the thousands of potentially unwanted
programs. McAfee releases new DAT files regularly to
provide protection against new threats that appear
each month. Download and install the latest DAT
files to ensure that your anti-virus software can
protect your system or network against the latest
threats.

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WHAT IS SCAN ENGINE?
The McAfee scan engine contains the program logic
necessary to scan files at particular points,
process and pattern-match virus definitions with
data it finds in your files, decrypt and run
potentially unwanted code in an emulated
environment, apply heuristic techniques to recognize
new threats, and remove infectious code from
legitimate files. McAfee anti-virus products help to
feed files to the engine for processing, integrate
with various parts of your computer s operating
system to intercept files as they execute or as you
work with them, and provide an interface you can use
to configure various scan settings.

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NEW FEATURES
- SDAT manager 2.5.0 now supports updating 64-bit
Anti-virus Engine files on McAfee Products.
- Support for new McAfee products:
- McAfee PortalShield 2.0
- McAfee Security for Microsoft SharePoint 2.5
- McAfee Security for Lotus Domino, v7.5 (Windows)
- McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange, v7.6 (Beta)
- McAfee Security-as-a-Service (SaaS)
- McAfee AntiVirus Plus 14.5

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CHANGED FEATURES
- For SDAT Manager 2.5.0 to work with older
scripts, change the "uTargetPlatform" field's
value to "1" in the corresponding .INI file.
- The SDAT executable package generated with SDAT
Manager 2.5.0 cannot be directly checked-in to
ePO like it used to be for the previous
versions. You must create an ePO deployable
package from the SDAT executable package, which
could be checked in into ePO and deployed
seamlessly like earlier SDAT Managers. For more
information, refer to "CREATING EPO
DEPLOYABLE SDAT PACKAGE" section.
- SDAT Manager 2.5.0 does not support updating
uncompressed V1 DATS like SCAN.DAT, NAMES.DAT,
and CLEAN.DAT as they have reached End-Of-Life.
All McAfee products using these DATs are not
longer supported either.
- All features of SuperDAT Manager 2.5 remain
intact as in version 2.3.1 and 2.2.

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INSTALLATION AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Please see the product documentation for complete
information on installation.

OPERATING SYSTEMS FOR SUPERDAT MANAGER


These operating systems are supported with this
release of SuperDAT Manager:
- Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (32-bit and 64-bit
Edition) with latest Service Packs.
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Server and
Advanced Server with latest Service Packs.
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit and
64-bit Edition) with latest Service Packs.
- Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit
Edition) with latest Service Packs.
- Microsoft Windows 2008 Server (64-bit Edition)
with latest Service Packs.
- Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit of all
SKUs/Edition) with latest Service Packs.

OPERATING SYSTEMS FOR SUPERDAT PACKAGES


These operating systems are supported for creating
packages with this release of SuperDAT Manager:
- Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (32-bit and 64-bit
Edition) with latest Service Packs.
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Server and
Advanced Server with latest Service Packs.
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit and
64-bit Edition) with latest Service Packs.
- Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit
Edition) with latest Service Packs.
- Microsoft Windows 2008 Server (64-bit Edition)
with latest Service Packs.
- Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit of all
SKUs/Edition) with latest Service Packs.

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SUPPORTED MCAFEE PRODUCTS
These McAfee products are supported with this
release of SuperDAT Manager:
- End-node Solutions
- McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5 and 8,7i
- McAfee Security-as-a-Service (Saas)
- McAfee AntiVirus Plus 14.5
- Server Solutions
- McAfee PortalShield 2.0
- McAfee Security for Microsoft SharePoint 2.5
- McAfee GroupShield 7.0 for Lotus Domino
- McAfee Security for Lotus Domino, v7.5 (Windows)
- McAfee GroupShield 7.0 for Microsoft Exchange
- McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange, v7.6 (Beta)

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CREATING EPO DEPLOYABLE SDAT PACKAGE
Prerequisite:
- You need the "ePOSign" tool to sign the
Pkgcatalog.xml file into Pkgcatalog.z and
encrypt the other scripts.
- The SDAT package that you want to use as a ePO
deployable package.

To create the ePO deployable package:


1. Copy the files PkgCatalog.xml, SuperDATDet.mcs
and SuperDATInstall.mcs from the folder
<SDAT_MAN_root_Folder>\eposcripts\> into a new
folder. For example, C:\ePO_SDAT.
2. Copy the SDAT package into the folder
c:\ePO_SDAT and rename it to SETUP.EXE.
3. From the command prompt, go to the folder where
the ePOSign tool is located and execute the
following command:
Eposign.exe c:\ePO_SDAT\PkgCatalog.xml .mcs /a
Make sure to replace "c:\ePO_SDAT" with the
complete path of the folder where the scripts
were copied.
4. Verify if the signing was successful and ensure
that there were no errors. Delete the file
PkgCatalog.xml from c:\ePO_SDAT.
5. Create a ZIP archive containing all the files
from the above folder, and sign the ZIP file
using ePOSign tool.
6. Now you can use the ZIP file to check-in to the
ePolicy Orchestrator Master repository.
IMPORTANT:
Ensure to make a fresh copy of the files from
"<SDAT_MAN_root_Folder>\eposcripts", instead
of reusing the files which were used to
create the earlier packages. The signing
process modifies the .MCS files and running
the tool again on these files would result in
an unusable ePO package.

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KNOWN ISSUES
The following list describes known issues for this
release of the software product.
1. You cannot create a SuperDAT package with a file
name that exceeds 204 characters.
2. The SuperDAT Manager Utility log file cannot
exceed 100KB in size. If the log file exceeds
this size, the utility deletes the oldest 20
percent of the file to make room for additional
log entries.
3. If you install the SuperDAT package to update
and upgrade an existing version of software, then
you install a later version of the same software,
you must reinstall the SuperDAT package to ensure
that you have the most recent DAT files.
For example, if you install VirusScan 4.5.1
software, then later install VirusScan
Enterprise 7.0; you must install the SuperDAT
package again to ensure that you have the most
recent engine and DAT files.
4. The SuperDAT package installer works within the
existing security structures for your system. For
Windows NT systems that run McAfee version 4.5.x
anti-virus products, you typically must have
certain administrator rights to upgrade the scan
engine for your anti-virus software. Those rights
are required to stop and start system services.
Logging on to the system with the same identity
and rights that you used to install your
anti-virus software should give you sufficient
privileges.
5. If you try to deploy an EXTRA.DAT file with a
time and date stamp that is earlier than the time
and date stamp for your current DAT files, the
EXTRA.DAT file does not install correctly.
This can occur if you configured your computer
to download new DAT files automatically through
the AutoUpdate utility, then you use the
SuperDAT package or another method to distribute
an EXTRA.DAT file that McAfee released before
the regular DAT file update.
To work around this issue you can:
a. Use the SuperDAT Manager Utility to create a
SuperDAT package that has both the regular
DAT file update and the EXTRA.DAT file that
you want to deploy.
b. Configure your anti-virus software to use the
AutoUpdate utility to download and install
these files from a central server. The
SuperDAT Manager Utility does not reject
EXTRA.DAT files with time and date stamps
earlier than the installed DAT files.
6. The SuperDAT package installer does NOT support
Lotus Domino partition servers. It does support
GroupShield Domino in its single-server mode.
7. In order to update GroupShield Domino software,
the SuperDAT package installer requires that the
Lotus Domino server have server administrator
rights. If the Domino server does not, the
SuperDAT package installer displays this error
message:
"The SuperDAT package installer cannot stop
GroupShield services on this server because
it does not have Lotus Domino Server
Administrative privileges."
To ensure that the Domino server has server
administrator rights, add the fully qualified
server name to the Administrators field in the
Current Server document within the Names and
Addresses Book. After you do so, restart the
Lotus Domino server. The SuperDAT package
installer can then update the DAT and engine
files for your software.
Follow these steps:
a. Open the Lotus Domino Administrator
application.
b. Click the Configuration tab, then click the
Server "twistie."
c. Click the Current Server Document, then click
"Edit Server."
d. Expand the Administrators field to display a
list of address books.
e. Select your server's address book, then
select your server.
f. Click "Add" to add that server to the list
box to the right, then click "OK."
g. Click "OK" again.
h. Click "Save," and then "Close."
i. Restart your Domino server.

8. If the DAT and engine files are deleted from


GroupShield for Domino installation folders, the
update of DAT and engine files using SuperDAT
package fails. The error message logged is
"Unable to determine the version information of
the specified file."
9. The hotkey shortcut does not work for the
"Finish" button in the last screen of the
SuperDat Manager Utility and the SuperDAT
packages in some languages.
10. On Spanish operating systems, the popup that
appears before machine reboot contains clipped
text.
11. The hotkey shortcut does not work for the "Next"
button in the Dutch SuperDAT package.
12. During the creation of an SDAT package through
SDM, if the versions of the files mcscan32.dll
and config.dat (those present in the root
directory) are mismatched, DAT swapping does not
work. Ensure that these two files are never
replaced or changed.
13. If a SuperDAT package with EXTRA.DAT is used to
forcibly update (using /f switch) on
PortalShield 2.0/GroupShield for Lotus Domino
7.0/GroupShield for Microsoft Exchange 7.0, with
the system having the same DAT version and
EXTRA.DAT folder, the update succeeds. However,
it logs the message "An error occurred during
the update" for extra.dat.
14. If a SuperDAT package with EXTRA.DAT is used to
update DAT files on PortalShield 2.0/GroupShield
for Lotus Domino 7.0/GroupShield for Microsoft
Exchange 7.0 system with two DAT folders with at
least one of them having an EXTRA.DAT file and
the same DAT version as in the package, the
update succeeds. However, it logs the message
"An error occurred during the update" for
extra.dat.
15. After VirusScan Enterprise is updated using a
SuperDAT package, an attempt to rollback DATs
fails.
16. When a SuperDAT package with DAT and EXTRA.DAT
files is updated on PortalShield 2.0, the update
fails if VirusScan Enterprise 8.5 and
GroupShield for Lotus Domino 7.0/GroupShield for
Microsoft Exchange 7.0 coexist on the same
machine and neither product has an EXTRA.DAT
file.
17. If first an upgrade then a downgrade is
performed on PortalShield 2.0/GroupShield for
Lotus Domino 7.0/GroupShield for Microsoft
Exchange 7.0 with a DAT and EXTRA.DAT package
followed by an update with a package containing
extra.dat or only extra.dat, the update happens
successfully. However, there is an extra.dat
update failure message.
18. Sometimes while updating the 64-bit Engine
"Mcsan64a.Dll" on VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i with
an Engine-only SDAT package, the following error
may occur:
"Product already running latest engine files."
NOTE:
Users can still install the 64-bit engine by
relaunching the SDAT package after waiting
for a minute. The SuperDAT package installer
this time would give a similar error for the
32-bit engine update, but the 64-bit Engine
update would succeed.
19. If the Antivirus files are already in use, the
SuperDAT package installer may prompt the user
to reboot the computer. The updated Engine/DAT
files will be not used by the product until the
user reboots the computer.

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DOCUMENTATION
Documentation is included on the product CD and/or
is available with a valid grant number from the
McAfee download site:
https://secure.nai.com/us/forms/downloads/upgrades/login.asp
NOTE:
Unless otherwise noted, product documentation
comes as Adobe Acrobat .PDF files. The product
CD includes the latest version of Acrobat
Reader, or you can download any version from the
Adobe web site:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

This product includes the following documentation


set:
- Product Guide.
Introduces the product, describes product
features, provides detailed instructions for
installation, configuration, deployment, and
ongoing operation and maintenance.
- This README file.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
THREAT CENTER: McAfee Avert(R) Labs
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Avert Labs Threat Library
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Avert Labs DAT Notification Service
http://vil.nai.com/vil/signup_DAT_notification.aspx
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- HotFix and Patch Releases
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- Product Evaluation
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