McAfee Drive Encryption Client Staff Rollout

The Latest McAfee Drive Encryption Client Components will be deployed to Windows 10 Staff Laptops across campus as per the rollout schedule below:

IT Dept – 4th November BU, CA, CQ – 6th November
BU, CA, CQ – 6th November
FM, FN, KT – 11th November
LU, MG, MV, PL – 13th November
PO, RA, RF, RG – 18th November
Rest of Professional Services – 25th November
AE-School Staff – 2nd December
AM-School Staff – 2nd December
BE-School Staff – 2nd December
CV-School Staff – 4th December
DS-School Staff – 9th December
External Staff – 9th December
LL-School Staff – 9th December
Rest of Campus – 11th December

The following MDE components will be updated to:

McAfee Agent – 5.6.2
McAfee Drive Encryption for Windows –
McAfee Drive Encryption Go –
McAfee Drive Encryption Host –
McAfee File and Removable Media Protection –

These new MDE Client components provide support for Windows 10 1903, address a number of security issues and various software bugs. For more information please refer to the following links.

McAfee Drive Encryption 7.2.9 Release Notes
McAfee Agent 5.6.2 Release Notes
McAfee File and Removable Media Protection 5.1.x Release Notes

The installation of these client components is silent, however two reboots are required to complete the installation process. Users will be prompted to restart their systems, but the reboot will not be enforced.

Please contact our Service Desk at for more information