FCS: 64-Bit Clients do not report the antimalware version in the Computer Details report in the Forefront Client Security management console

An issue has been identified in Forefront Client Security (FCS) where when viewing the computer details report from the Forefront Client Security management console, the antimalware client version on 64-bit clients is not reported accurately. This is because of an error in the way the Operations Manger 2005 Management Pack collects this information. During Forefront…


Limited FEP Administrators….

One of our support engineers, Jeramy Skidmore, has posted a fantastic article on how to provision a limited FEP Administrator in the Configuration Manager console. He walks you through the process of provisioning the new FEP Administrator, installing the Configuration Manager console and then the FEP console extensions for Configuration Manager, and then creating the…


FEP data collection job fails periodically

We wanted to update you about an issue with FEP that you may have seen in your organization. This is a known issue, and we’ll keep you up to date with developments. Symptoms: Periodically, the FEP data collection job (FEP_GetNewData_FEPDW_xyz) fails. When the job fails, the FEP Health Management Pack for Operations Manager and the…


FEP Capacity Planning Worksheet

Greetings! Attached to this blog post is the FEP Datawarehouse Space Capacity Planning worksheet. You can use this worksheet to help estimate the amount of disk space needed based on the following values: Number of client computers in your FEP 2010 deployment The number of days to retain data (the retention period) The average number…


FCS Path based exclusions do not apply to mount points

Hi, If you’ve configured path based exclusions in FCS 1.0, you may notice that mount points in the path tree are still scanned. This happens because the mount point resides on a different volume than the parent folder. When a file is accessed on the mount point, FCS receives a device path that is not…


FEP 2010 – Deploying Client KB981889 Ahead of Time

FEP 2010 clients require the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) rollup package KB981889 on Windows Vista, 2008, 2008 R2, and Windows 7 – and installation of this package requires a client reboot. One of our support engineers, Jeramy, recently needed to assist a customer in getting the rollup distributed to client computers ahead of time, to…


How to advertise the FEP client to install from a Distribution Point

By default, the FEP 2010 Deployment – Install package is configured to download and run the installation program on the client computer. If you modify the advertisement to run the install from the Distribution Point (DP), the install fails with the following error message: “The program for advertisement "XYZ" failed ("XYZ – "Install"). The failure…


Configuration Manager, FEP and OSD

Hey folks – are you using Configuration Manager’s OSD (Operating System Deployment) feature to deploy OS’s to your client computers? If so, Diana Smith from CSS has written an article summarizing steps on how to deploy the FEP client software as part of your OSD, and how to test this deployment. Take a look: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/how-to-deploy-fep2010-client-via-osd-and-test-deployment.aspx…