Manually updating engines and definitions in Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and SharePoint



We get quite a few calls from administrators who ask if they can manually update their Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint scan engines.

 Well, the short answer is yes, but the long answer is a bit longer, so in order to provide guidance to those of you who wish to manually update the FPE/FPSP scan engines and definitions as part of your Forefront Protection defense strategies, Microsoft has provided a comprehensive set of instructions via the following Knowledge Base article:

 So, whatever your reason for not using automatic updating, you can follow the steps outlined in the KB to manually update Forefront Protection’s scan engines.

 Included in the KB is a sample PowerShell script that you can customize to synch with your specific network parameters and adjust to your environmental needs.


Robert McCarthy

Support Engineer - Microsoft Security

Comments (1)
  1. Nayan.S.A says:


    Need help on Forefront protection for Exchange 2010, FSCcontroller service not getting started after hooking with MsExchnge Transport service. Console also not opening. Tried reinstalling.but No luck…

    Any help would be appriciated.!!!

    Thanks in Advance!


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