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…


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…


Announcing the Release of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

     Hello! We’re proud today with this significant milestone to both Microsoft and you, our customers, in the mission we undertook of converging client management and security, providing effective endpoint protection across all market segments, consumer through enterprise. Shipping FEP 2010 and MSE 2010 products completes a fast development cycle, with tremendous focus on customers,…


Forefront Endpoint Protection information on the TechNet Wiki!

Hello, We’ve been busily working at adding information about Forefront Endpoint Protection to the TechNet Wiki. We’re hoping you find the information useful, and we encourage you to add to it – add troubleshooting tips, use cases, scenarios, etc… Happy Wiki-ing! http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=fep  


Monitoring Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 – Customized reports

In the previous posts, we’ve described the FEP monitoring experience using FEP dashboard, reports and alerts. However, daily security routines often include some more “advanced” scenarios of security investigation. When looking at malware activity, an administrator may want to consume the raw data from FEP and look at it from different angles. For example, administrators…


Monitoring Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 – Security alerts

In previous posts, I’ve described the monitoring experience in Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) Release Candidate. Those descriptions includes the FEP dashboard as well as built-in reports. In real life, however, no one expects an administrator to stare at the dashboard and wait for something to happen. Instead, administrators expect to get notified when security…


Monitoring Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 – FEP operational reports

In an earlier post we mentioned the integration of FEP with Configuration Manager and described the FEP dashboard, which is an extension to the Configuration Manager console. Another aspect of this integration is the FEP troubleshooting reports, which make usage of Configuration Manager reporting framework. To begin with, each operation going from the server to…