FCS – Upcoming solution for installation issues with March 2011 Update

We have been working hard on a solution for customers that encountered issues with our update in March. I wanted to let you know what we are planning to address this. We are authoring a package that is specifically designed to find systems that have a failed upgrade to our March update. To do this,…

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Build your own custom help file from TechNet!

So I’ve been around here at Microsoft for a bit, and have been working with Microsoft products (and products related to Microsoft) for some time, but even now things slip under radar and get missed. Fortunately, folks like Stefan Schörling  (links to his blog) are fantastic at finding tidbits that can make your job easier….


MMS and FEP!

Hi Everyone, Microsoft Management Summit is just a few days away in Las Vegas. We hope to see you there. You will see a lot of Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) at MMS this year! Here’s the list of Forefront Endpoint Protection Sessions at MMS, please make sure to check them out. Please stop by at…


FCS v1 March 2011 update

Update 10 March 2011 We have received reports of an installation issue with our March update of Forefront Client Security when the option of “install updates and shutdown” is used.  We wanted to be clear on the issue and exactly what steps we are taking to rectify it. Symptom:  A computer attempts to use the install…


FEP, MSE and FCS – and Windows 7 SP1

Hello folks! Did you know that Windows 7 SP1 is available for download? Windows 7 SP1 brings some great features to the platform, and everyone’s pretty excited about it. We want to make absolutely clear that Windows 7 SP1 is supported by the following endpoint security products: FCS with KB2394433 or later MSE v1 with KB2254596 or later…


Microsoft SpyNet?

So have you ever wondered what the Microsoft SpyNet opt in page is really all about? Microsoft SpyNet is a cloud service that allows the FEP or MSE client on your computer to report information about programs that exhibit suspicious behavior to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) researchers. When this information is reported, definitions…


Reporting Workbooks

Hello! A while back we posted a reporting workbook for the Forefront Endpoint Protection Security Management Pack. This workbook allows you to connect to your FEP Security Management Pack database and create custom reports based on the data contained within the database. We have a new addition to this – a workbook you can use to create…


Using the MscSupport tool to collect data for troubleshooting

  The MscSupport tool is a tool designed to collect support data to troubleshoot Forefront Endpoint Protection. You can download the tool from the Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Tools download page (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=04f7d456-24a2-4061-a2ed-82fe93a03fd5). When to use the MscSupport tool It is a troubleshooting tool, so you only need to run the tool when you have a…