New Update Available

  Greetings! Yesterday we released a new hotfix  – this hotfix provides the following benefits:   Adds support for running the FCS client on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Addresses a few issues you may have experienced with Forefront Client Security when running FCS on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 Addresses issues found…


FCSv1: In place OS upgrades from Win2k8 Core to Win2k8 R2 Core has an upgrade issue

Issue:   Upgrade or uninstallation of Forefront Client Security (FCS) v1 is not possible, after an in place upgrade of Windows Server 2008 Core to Windows Server 2008 R2 Core.   Cause:  The Antimalware MSI’s used to install the AM engine for FCS use an application installer known as DFXAPP.   The version of the installer used…

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Forefront Client Security v1.0 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Greetings!   You may have seen this by now, but I wanted to reiterate here:   Forefront Client Security (FCS) v1.0 is fully supported on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as of August 31, 2009.    With the release of new updates available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Microsoft Update, you’ll be able…


Client Security slow logon issue

After installing the most recent antimalware update (KB971026), some Client Security customers have reported that their managed Windows XP SP2 and SP3 clients take longer to logon after a reboot. Our support and sustained engineering teams have researched this issue and wanted to provide additional information and workarounds. Cause During the initialization of the antimalware…


TechEd 2009

Hey folks – we’ve got an exciting line up of sessions about FCS and Stirling that you will want to add to your TechEd schedule – come see the product group talk about our new exciting features! I’ve listed all the sessions available for all Forefront products below. Come visit us at the product booths…


FCSNerds at it again…

Hello folks! I’m happy to share with you another wonderful post from our friends over at the FCS CSS Support team (FCSNerds). CraigW just posted some directions on how to slipstream a Client Security engine update into your Configuration Manager or script-based initial Client Security client deployment, so that you are deploying the most up to date…


More resources…..

Hello FCS experts!   I’d like to introduce you to Kurt Falde’s blog. Kurt is a CSS Security Engineer, and has some fantastic info, tips and tricks for FCS use and support.   Take a look – I think you’ll find some great information….   Thanks!


Tamper protection from the Security Wizard

Howdy everyone! Just wanted to post a quick Yay!! For Yaniv! – Yaniv once again has posted some great information about enhancing your Client Security environment. Please take a minute to read his post (http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yanivf/archive/2009/01/09/temper-protection-in-forefront-client-security.aspx).   In his words: “Every Anti-Virus has a mechanism called tamper protection that helps administrator keep users from mishandling there…