How to use the Definition Update Automation Tool for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Update Rollup 1

[Updated 12/16/2011] Earlier today we released an updated version (found here) of the Definition Update Automation Tool for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Update Rollup 1.  This document provides steps for how to use this tool. Important Note: We recommend installing the hotfix here if you are using the Definition Update Automation Tool. Tool Description With…


Get involved by participating in the next MAP Toolkit Beta!

Users like you make all the difference in the quality of our products.  The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit Team will soon start recruiting Beta participants for our next version’s Beta program. We’re currently recruiting users of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010.  We of course welcome anybody who is interested in the MAP product. Click…


Errors When Using the FEP 2010 Definition Update Automation Tool

by Michael Cureton We’ve become aware of two issues when using the Definition Update Automation Tool. This blog article presents workarounds for the issues. Definition Update Automation Tool fails to add new definition updates to the deployment package   Symptoms The FEP 2010 Definition Update Automation Tool may fail to add new definition updates to…


How to move the FEP Databases and the CM Site Database

by Jeramy Skidmore You can move the Configuration Manager site database and associated Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) databases after setup has completed to a different SQL Server computer system by: Backing up the FEP data warehouse (FEPDW_<sitecode>) Backing up the Configuration Manager Site Database (SMS_<sitecode>) Uninstalling the FEP reporting component Restoring the site database and…


Definition updates: scan on update and update on startup

Hi folks, There have been some questions about these two areas of definition updates, so I wanted to clarify this a bit. Whenever FEP does a definition update, a silent rescan of all running processes and loaded modules is performed. If there is malware running that is now detected by the new definitions, that malware…


Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Update Rollup 1

 By Adwait Joshi Hello, An Update Rollup for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is now available here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=223229 .  In addition to hotfixes, this Update also includes some important changes to note: Support for Windows Embedded 7 platforms:  With this update, the FEP client software is supported on certain Windows Embedded 7 platforms (including Windows Thin…


Have FCS? Moving to FEP?

Hey folks! I wanted to let you know that we have guidance for migrating from FCS v1 to FEP 2010 here (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg477033.aspx). The process involves the following high level steps: Document the policy settings you want to preserve from FCS to FEP. There is no policy migration between the two versions. In WSUS, unapprove all…


Announcing Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta!

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 beta is here!  We are extremely excited to announce the availability of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta.  Customers can download the Beta software immediately here. You can also download the pre-requisite System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 here.  Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 continues to deliver on the promise of Forefront…


CNAMEs and FEP installation

From Shain Wray, CSS Using a CNAME (alias) DNS record for the server name when installing the Configuration Manager site database server components is supported in Configuration manager setup. However, it is not allowed by FEP and causes errors during setup. A workaround for this issue is to avoid using the CNAME and change the…