WSUS administration best practices recommended to ease Forefront Endpoint Protection (and Client Security) deployment (en-US)

Here’s a cool article I found while going through what was new over on our community-driven TechNet Wiki. This one discusses some best practices for WSUS that should ease Microsoft  Forefront Endpoint Protection and Client Security deployments. And as with all of the Wiki articles, if you have some tips of your own please feel…

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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…


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…