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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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…


QFE9 KB2394433 introduces RTP error 0x8007007f on Windows 2000

There is an issue with the changes made in QFE9 (KB2394433) that prevents the Antimalware minifilter mpfilter.sys from loading properly on Windows 2000. This causes a failure to provide On Access Real-Time Protection. If you do not have any Windows 2000 computers in your organization, this issue does not apply to you. UPDATE: This morning…


FCS v1 Update

Hello all, A short note, but on October 12th, we released an update to FCSv1.   This update contains: This update is supported on Windows 7 SP1 RC or greater.  Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will check for the presence of this update or a superseding update before installing. This update contains changes to the Forefront…


Forefront Client Security Offline Asset Removal Tool available

Our support folks have created a tool that enables you to remove permanently offline computers from your FCS database. Client computers go offline for many reasons, including decommission, re-tasking, and re-imaging. After a day, these computers are shown in the "Not Reporting" section of the Client Security console. After 30 days, these computers are removed…


Ever wonder what’s in a definition update?

And what the various files in the update do? And what the different types of udpates are? If you’re reading this, I bet you have. And our friends over on the CSS team have authored a KB article (977939) that answers all those questions. You can find the article here: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=977939 Happy reading!


FCS KB 976668 and 976669 fail to install on Windows 2000 when the installation is run as Local System

We’re tracking an issue where the latest FCS antimalware client update won’t install on Windows 2000 when the installation is run as Local System (i.e. Automatic Updates installing at 3am).   When this issue occurs, the update uninstalls the previous version of the antimalware client, and then tries to install the new version and fails,…