More and more companies that use SMS 2003 for software update management are starting to roll out the latest software update tool available: the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU). As this happens, I am seeing a lot of misinformation floating around and being spread on the incompatibilities between McAfee Antivirus and ITMU. I want to set the record straight with a few simple points on the known issues between the two pieces of software.
With regards to McAfee and ITMU, there are potentially two issues you can run into:
As I mentioned earlier, there is a lot of misinformation floating around the various newsgroups and discussion aliases with regards to McAfee and ITMU compatibility. Please know that there are viable and secure workarounds available to get everything in working order when using these two products side-by-side. If you have any questions or concerns, please work with your MS or McAfee contacts to learn more.