Client pods…..

The FCS Nerds have a great blog post describing how to relocate an FCS client to a new management group, or “pod”. You can find the post here. Happy reading!


Configuration Manager and WSUS announcements!

Today we posted guidance on using an existing WSUS server from an Configuration Manager deployment for FCS definition distribution. The complete guidance, Deploying FCS definition updates with a shared System Center Configuration Manager WSUS infrastructure (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd185652.aspx ), can be read on TechNet.   Refer to Supported configurations for using WSUS to distribute Forefront Client Security…


Social Bookmarking??

Hello FCS experts – and you know who you are. You are the ones who have figured out the tips and tricks for using FCS, and have found the most interesting and relevant TechNet information about FCS. The TechNet team wants to make it easier for experts like you to share their favorite TechNet articles…


FCS SP1 releases!

Today we are pleased to announce the availability of Forefront Client Security Service Pack 1 (SP1).   FCS SP1 adds support for:   Agent protection on Windows Server 2008 – both Server and Core. Server role support on Windows Server 2008 (server only) for FCS server components. FCS Enterprise Manager on Windows Server 2008 (server…


Tools anyone?

Did you know that Microsoft has an open source hosting website? Codeplex (www.codeplex.com) is a Microsoft website that hosts customer-driven projects, and allows customer collaboration on these projects.   The cool thing about Codeplex is that it allows YOU, our customers, to share your FCS solutions. There’s a section for Forefront Client Security tools –…


Subject: Using Forefront Client Security and System Center Configuration Manager while Leveraging the Same WSUS Server Role

Hello, The Forefront and System Center teams recognize the importance of enabling customers to take advantage of both Forefront Client Security (FCS) and System Center Configuration Manager in their environments today.  This is a request that we have received from the Microsoft field and customers around the world.   FCS and Configuration Manager both rely on Windows Server…


NAP and FCS

For some more technical depth on the Solution Accelerators Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection (NAP), I’d like to introduce Dan Griffin. The following blog post was written by him.   The purpose of this blog post is twofold. First, to briefly answer the following question: how does NAP (see the acronym reference at the bottom) implement…


NAP Anyone?

The Forefront Client Security team is pleased to announce the public availability of the Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit for Network Access Protection (NAP)!   NAP is a technology provided with Windows Server 2008, and works with Vista and Windows XP with Service Pack 3. With NAP, you can restrict network access based on the computer’s…


Announcing new support!

  The FCS team is pleased to announce support for:   ·     Agent protection of Windows Server 2008 – Server and Core. ·     NAP integration. ·     Hyper-V, upon its release. ·     Agent protection of cluster servers. ·     Agent protection of Home editions of Vista, XP Sp2 and XP Sp3. ·     Agent protection of Vista Sp1….