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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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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Update packaging changes…

Hey folks, Just a heads up that the way in which the FCS definition updates are packaged is being revised. We wanted to announce that the antimalware definitions team has released a set of improvements that will drastically reduce both the size of the definition downloads for: Microsoft Update to WSUS WSUS Upstream Server to…


Keeping FCS up to date

FCS antimalware updates are classified in WSUS as critical updates. Therefore, if you want to automatically approve these updates you must create a rule for the Forefront Client Security product and the Critical Updates category in WSUS. There are two items to note: Antimalware client updates (not definition updates, but the program updates published periodically)…


Setting the Collection server during WSUS deployment

Last month in the Client Security blog the Forefront Client Security team announced the availability of a revised installation package, which is available via WSUS. More information about the new installation package is found in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 976669. In that article I wrote a section called WSUS Applicability Logic, which briefly discusses how…


Changes to FCS Client WSUS Installation package

Using WSUS is likely the easiest and most popular way to deploy the FCS client to computers.  As described in the deployment guide, after deploying FCS policy and approving the package Client Update for Microsoft Forefront Client Security (1.0.1703.0) on your WSUS 2.0 or 3.0 server, the FCS client is downloaded and installed on the…