Hotfix Rollup 4 for Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange is Available


On behalf of the ECS team at Microsoft, I am pleased to announce the release of Hotfix Rollup 4 for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.

On December 5th Microsoft shipped Hotfix Rollup 4 for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE). For a complete list of fixes included in this rollup, along with directions for download, please see our Knowledge Base article: Hotfix Rollup 4 for Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange.

As the installer runs, server service restarts may be necessary, so please plan accordingly when applying this hotfix rollup.

Rob McCarthy, Sr. Support Engineer

Comments (14)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello Rob McCarthy,

    The announcement above states 'Microsoft shipped (RU4) to provide a series of product enhancements and new features. For a complete list of the new features and enhancements included in this rollup, ….

    Is that correct or not ?  If so can you please point us to the list of "new features and enhancements"

    Thanks

    Sam

  2. Anonymous says:

    You can find the hotfix rollups for FS OCS here:

    Description of Hotfix Rollup 3 for Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2508136

    Description of Forefront Security for Office Communications Server Hotfix Rollup 2 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2482040

    Another update is forthcoming, but I don't know an exact release date.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What are the chances that this will work with Exchange 2013?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Exchange 2013 will have it’s own built in ant-malware component:
    technet.microsoft.com/…/jj150547(v=exchg.150).aspx

    …replacing the need for a seperate Forefront installation.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Martin,

    Yes. The rollup is cumulative.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I took out the verbiage about enhancements to make it more clear. Have a good one.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hello Rob McCarthy,

    You posted today "For the record, FPE RU4 contains product fixes and enhancements".  The KB article (2619883) that was referenced in this blog lists several product fixes but the KB article does not identify anything as an enhancement.  Can you please provide a link to what those enhancements in RU4 are?

    Thank You

    Sam

  8. Anonymous says:

    Valles,

    That would normally make sense but thats not what the announcement in this blog says. Did you read it?

    Sam

  9. Anonymous says:

    Tony,

    Thanks for confirming that there are no enhancements in RU4.  :-)

    Sam

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hi All,

    The verbiage in the blog will be updated to specify what exactly will be provided within the hotfix.

    My apologies if the phrase "new features" led to any confusion. It was a poor choice of words and will be corrected ASAP.

    For the record, FPE RU4 contains product fixes and enhancements. The KB details exactly what the rollup provides in its entirety.

    Rob

  11. Martin says:

    Is this cumulative update ?

  12. HotFix says:

    Can someone update this link to reflect this new hot fix rollup?:

    technet.microsoft.com/…/ff899332.aspx

    Also any word on when Forefront Security for OCS SP1 will ship? It was supposed to be by end of the year and that is approaching fast. Without it we can't protect our Lync 2010 servers.

  13. Sam T says:

    Hello Ross,

    I scanned the kb article that is referenced above (support.microsoft.com/…/2619883) and I do not see any product enhancements and new features as mentioned in the article – only issues that are fixed in tis rollup.  Can you provde a link to the "new features and enhancements included in this rollup"  ?

    Thanks

    Sam

  14. Valles says:

    Hi Sam,

    That's the nature of hotfix. We shouldn't expect any new features and enhancements.

    Patrick