Best Practice for Multiple FCS Deployments

Hi Folks,

Here’s a FCS Best Practice from the Engineering team for those of you that have deployed or will deploy multiple FCS deployments across an enterprise.

Best Practice:  As indicated in the FCS v1.0 Release Notes, each FCS deployment should be given a unique Management Group name during FCS Server setup.


We would like to hear from customers who have multiple FCS deployments with identical Management Group names by emailing


To find the FCS Management Group name:


1.       At the Management Role machine for a given deployment:

a.       Click StartàAll ProgramsàMicrosoft Operations Manager 2005àAdministrator Console.



b.      In the MOM Administrator Console, click on Console RootàMicrosoft Operations Manager(<servername>) and record the name of the Management Group in the main window.



c.       Repeat for the next FCS deployment.

2.       If you find any identical names, let us know!



Eduardo Villasenor

Program Manager

Forefront Client Security

Comments (1)
  1. Anonymous says:

    I noticed this post over at the Forefront Client Security blog asking for feedback from customers that use the same management group name for multiple deployments within the same environment. As a best practice they recommend using different manageme

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