Release Notes - McAfee® Change Control® 6.0.0

About this document

Thank you for using McAfee® Change Control® software version 6.0.0. This document contains important information about this release. We strongly recommend that you read the entire document.

New features

Here is a list of new and updated features included with this release of the product.

Support for content change tracking #
Using Change Control, you can track content and attribute changes for a monitored file. If you enable content change tracking for a file, any attribute or content change to the file creates a new file version at McAfee ePO. For a file for which you are tracking content changes, you can:
  • View and compare the different versions that are created for the file
  • Compare any two files or file versions that exist on the same or different endpoints
  • Configure an Automatic Response to send an email whenever the file is modified (the email will highlight the exact changes made to the file)
Support for one-click exclusion In previous releases, creating Advanced exclusion filters (AEF) rules was relatively difficult and error prone. You were required to manually enter detailed information to create an AEF rule.

Starting with this release, we have simplified the creation of AEF rules. You can directly create AEF rules from the Events page. Select the events to ignore in future and create new or update existing rule groups. You do not need to manually enter details because rules are auto-populated based on the selected events. You only need to review the rules generated by the wizard.

Support for BMC Remedy 7.5 and 7.6 You can now integrate the McAfee Change Control product with BMC® Remedy® Action Request System® versions 7.5 and 7.6. For detailed instructions, refer to the McAfee Change Reconciliation and Ticket-based Enforcement Guide.
Improvement of change reconciliation feature The Change Reconciliation feature helps you create a comprehensive list of the changes carried out on all monitored systems and correlate events with change tickets that a change management system (CMS) generates. You do not need Analytics Server to use change reconciliation feature. For detailed instructions, refer to the McAfee Change Reconciliation and Ticket-based Enforcement Guide.
Support for ticket-based enforcement Using ticket-based enforcement, you can ensure seamless system updates without any manual intervention. For detailed instructions, refer to the McAfee Change Reconciliation and Ticket-based Enforcement Guide.
Note: The features that are highlighted with # are not available on the Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms. This is because in the 6.0.0 release we are shipping the 5.1.2-8144 build for the Solidcore client for these two platforms.

Known issues

For known issues in this product release, refer to KnowledgeBase article KB73527.

Resolved issues

Solidcore Extension

  • After a Change Control policy is saved, the yes, no, and none strings are not translated. (608373)
  • The word exclude should be translated in the Integrity Monitor policy for the Windows 32-bit XP filter. (608370)

Solidcore Client

Windows (All)
  • On the Windows platform, a new .sctmp file is created at each policy enforcement interval (5 minutes by default). This rapidly fills up the C:\Windows\Temp directory and can cause performance issues on servers with limited disk space. (3-1527818949)
  • A delay in startup time is observed when comparing a endpoint in Disabled mode with solidifier service running with a system in Disabled mode with solidifier service stopped. (3-1319590163)
  • When upgrading to the 5.1.2 version, the upgrade completes successfully but the scormapl.dll file fails to upgrade. This causes the old product version to be displayed on the McAfee ePO console. (3-1593240456)
  • On the Windows platform, Change Control prevents changes to the registry thus blocking the installation of legitimate applications. (3-1794243653)

Installation instructions

For detailed install and upgrade information, see the McAfee Change Control and Application Control 6.0.0 Installation Guide.

System requirements

To review system requirements for this product release, refer to KnowledgeBase article KB72867.

Upgrade support

This release supports upgrade from Solidcore Extension versions 5.1.0, 5.1.1, and 5.1.2. This release supports upgrade from Solidcore Client versions 5.1.0, 5.1.1, and 5.1.2. This release also supports upgrade (for Solidcore Client) from the following HotFixes:
  • Windows HotFix 5.1.0 Build 7700
  • Windows HotFix 5.1.1 Build 8001
  • Windows HotFix 5.1.2 Build 8131
  • Windows HotFix 5.1.2 Build 8800
  • Windows HotFix 5.1.2 Build 8140
  • Windows HotFix 5.1.2 Build 8144

Supported platforms and kernels

To review the supported platforms and kernels for this product release, refer to KnowledgeBase article KB73341.

Solidcore help extension installation

Starting with this release, the help extension (for Change Control and Application Control) is available as an independent file and is not integrated with the Solidcore extension. To access the help pages, you must first install the Solidcore extension and then install the Solidcore help extension. For detailed instructions on how to install the Solidcore extension, see the McAfee Change Control and Application Control 6.0.0 Installation Guide. To install the Solidcore help extension, repeat the steps performed to install the Solidcore extension.

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