The System Center Security Monitoring Pack for Endpoint Protection now supports System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1

Just a quick note to let you know that we’ve completed app compatibility testing for the System Center Security Monitoring Pack for Endpoint Protection and it now officially supports System Center 2012 Operations Manager Service Pack 1. No updates or changes are required. J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and Security Division Get the…

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Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP 2010) now supports SQL Server 2012 SP1

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 now supports upgrading an existing Forefront Endpoint Protection database and reporting database to Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1. To use SQL Server 2012 SP1 with Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, you must upgrade the existing instance of SQL Server from SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server…

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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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Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 support statement for SQL Server 2012

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 now supports upgrading an existing Forefront Endpoint Protection database and reporting database to Microsoft SQL Server 2012. To use SQL Server 2012 with Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, you must upgrade the existing instance of SQL Server from SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2.  It is not supported to install…

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Support Clarification

As Windows 2000 nears the end of it’s support cycle, we wanted to make sure you had the most up to date info on running FCS on computers running Windows 2000: Customers using Forefront Client Security (FCS) who are unable to migrate to OS versions beyond Windows 2000 before July 13, 2010 will continue to…


Configuration Manager and WSUS announcements!

Today we posted guidance on using an existing WSUS server from an Configuration Manager deployment for FCS definition distribution. The complete guidance, Deploying FCS definition updates with a shared System Center Configuration Manager WSUS infrastructure (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd185652.aspx ), can be read on TechNet.   Refer to Supported configurations for using WSUS to distribute Forefront Client Security…


Subject: Using Forefront Client Security and System Center Configuration Manager while Leveraging the Same WSUS Server Role

Hello, The Forefront and System Center teams recognize the importance of enabling customers to take advantage of both Forefront Client Security (FCS) and System Center Configuration Manager in their environments today.  This is a request that we have received from the Microsoft field and customers around the world.   FCS and Configuration Manager both rely on Windows Server…


Announcing new support!

  The FCS team is pleased to announce support for:   ·     Agent protection of Windows Server 2008 – Server and Core. ·     NAP integration. ·     Hyper-V, upon its release. ·     Agent protection of cluster servers. ·     Agent protection of Home editions of Vista, XP Sp2 and XP Sp3. ·     Agent protection of Vista Sp1….