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    Policy Central v6

    One of my schools has been using PCE for a few years and it's been ok apart from the far too many false positives. They are running 5.1.4.8 and I've been told v6 is just around the corner but it needs Java to run so that put me off for a start as I've removed Java from all the clients months ago.

    Has anyone tried PCE v6 or is thinking about it? Like a said v5 is ok so don't want to move just because v6 is new and shiny

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    The short answer is: yes

    It requires 64bit java if installing onto a 64 bit machine.

    But wait there's more!

    It also needs

    MS Visual C++ Redist for Visual Studio 2013 update (for 64 bit systems it needs the 32 and 64 bit packages installed)
    .NET 4

    Also you need to make some changes to your firewall settings, your AV and it appears to want to have Full Control perms on a folder sitting on the root of the OS drive which I find a little disconcerting.

    I have to roll this out across our network in the near future.

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    It's the Java requirement that is putting me off so I'm going to hold out on upgrading for as long as I can.

    Any idea what has improved in v6 over v5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    It's the Java requirement that is putting me off so I'm going to hold out on upgrading for as long as I can.

    Any idea what has improved in v6 over v5?

    Well as luck would have it my attempted install today has failed due to some nasty error the msi spits out which I'm having to submit a support ticket over. It's most annoying (more annoying that I'm willing to type about) as I've had nothing but trouble in the past with this software.

    The supposed benefits are orbiting around more monitoring functionality and better control systems as to what to ignore, I cannot verify any of this yet though as the swine won't deploy.

    It is a real shame because the XP version worked very well, after that it all went downhill.

    I will reply to this thread if I manage to get this package running and let you know how it's performing.

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