KB: Attempting to export a Malware Policy in Endpoint Protection fails with "Specified Settings Failed to be Exported"

Just a quick heads up on a KB article we just published. This one talks about an issue where attempting to export an Antimalware policy in System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection 2012 (SCEP) fails with the error: The specified settings failed to be exported! In this case, the error occurred because the policy had an ampersand character…

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KB: Forefront Client Security Malware Summary reports "There is no relevant information"

Here’s a KB we just published that talks about a condition where the status displayed in the FCS Malware Summary report may be a little bit confusing: ===== Summary When viewing the Forefront Client Security (FCS) Malware Summary, it may not contain any data and instead simply report "There is no relevant information." More Information…

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KB: Error message when you try to install System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac: "There were errors with the installation"

This Knowledge Base article talks about an issue where installing System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac fails with “There were errors with the installation" : Symptoms When you try to install Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac (SCEP), you receive an error message that resembles the following: There were errors with the…

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HOTFIX: Update adds Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support to Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients

Here’s a hotfix for FEP 2010 that we recently published. This one’s an update that adds Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support to Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients ===== This article describes an update that enables the Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 client to support Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. After you install…

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More information on Microsoft antimalware protection on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender (WD) included and has no built-in manageability. WD is primarily a consumer product, like Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) that is shipped in the box with Windows 8. Windows Defender is NOT included with Windows Server 2012, see the table below for a supported version of a Microsoft Antimalware product….

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KB: Information on Forefront Endpoint Protection support on Itanium (IA-64) based computers

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one explains Forefront Endpoint Protection support on Itanium (IA-64) based computers. ===== Summary Support for installing Microsoft Windows Server IA64/Itanium with System Center Configuration Manager with Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) is as follows: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 IA64 (Itanium)…

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Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Just a quick note to let you know that Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP 2010), the FEP Management Pack and the FEP Best Practice Analyzer now support Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. No software updates are required. J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and Security Division Get the latest System Center news on…

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Looking for all the new System Center 2012 FEP documentation? You can find it here

The good folks from the Configuration Manager product team just released a great article describing all of the documentation available for System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection and where to get it. So why is this coming from the Configuration Manager product group? Because starting with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) has…

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Test Lab Extension: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Definition Update Automation Tool

The Test Lab Extension (TLE) for the Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Definition Update Automation Tool is now available for download. This TLE allows you to expand upon the Test Lab Guide: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 by guiding you through the process of enabling the Definition Update Automation Tool for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010. The Test…

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New Test Lab Guide: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

Microsoft’s own Kevin McKinnerney just published a new test lab guide on FEP 2010. This Test Lab Guide (TLG) extends the Base Configuration and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 test lab to include Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010. It includes both instructions for installing Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Server on a ConfigMgr 2007 server and distributing…

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