Hotfix rollup 3 for Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP2 and hotfix rollup 3 for Forefront Security for SharePoint SP3 are now available

On behalf of the Forefront Server Protection team at Microsoft, I am pleased to announce the release of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) SP2 Rollup 3 and Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP) SP3 Rollup 3.   On October 8th, 2010 Microsoft shipped both builds to address a performance issue with version 8 of the Kaspersky antivirus…


Information about the new antivirus engine for Forefront and Antigen products

Microsoft is upgrading the multi-engine protection in all Forefront server security products to support a newer version of the antivirus engine.  The newer version will provide customers with improved scanning times and reduced signature file size. The new engine replaces the older engine.  This new engine publishes update files in a subdirectory – the first…


Problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing FSSMC Hotfix Rollup 5 and FSE Service Pack 2 Rollup 2

Some customers have reported problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) Hotfix Rollup 5 and the Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) Service Pack 2 Rollup 2. The basic symptom is that antivirus engine updates fail. If you are experiencing this problem, please refer to the…


Information about the virus Worm:Win32/VB.WF

Customers have been asking about how to best defend against the new e-mail virus Worm:Win32/VB.WF. This virus uses a link in the message body that looks like a link to a PDF file but is actually a link to a *.scr file. When you click the link, it begins sending e-mails using the GAL or contacts. (Information…


Hotfix Rollup 2 for Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Service Pack 2 is available

On behalf of the Forefront Server Security team at Microsoft, I am pleased to announce the release of Hotfix Rollup 2 for Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Service Pack 2! On July 20th, 2010 Microsoft shipped Hotfix Rollup 2 for Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Service Pack 2. For a complete list of the new…


How to Use Forefront Server Protection Documentation

Hi, my name is Scott Floman, and I’m a technical writer in the Forefront server protection Information Experience (iX) group. I want to again share with you some information about the documentation we have available, which docs are useful for what purposes, and where to find them.   We deliver our content in several ways,…


The new TechNet Wiki is live!

Hey Everyone- The new TechNet Wiki goes live today! The TechNet Wiki provides a space for Microsoft employees, MVPs, friends, and pretty much anyone to share their expertise about Microsoft products. This grassroots effort needs your help. We don’t have all the answers to every problem, but together we can find them. Everyone can contribute to…


Having trouble entering your license agreement number into a Forefront Server Protection or Antigen product?

Hey folks-  I noticed some recent questions on one of our DLs from users who were having trouble getting Forefront Server Protection and Antigen products to accept their license agreement number.  If you are having a similar problem, you should read the article “Why can’t I enter the License Agreement Number?” on the FSS Nerds blog, which may…


Forefront Server Protection TechNet Library content refresh

Hi, my name is Suzanne and I am a technical writer in the Forefront Server Protection Information Experience (iX) group here in Hauppauge, New York. I want to tell you about the recent updates we made in our TechNet Library. For Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE), a new planning and architecture section, Maximizing…


Using the FSSMC in clustered Exchange environments

Hey Folks,   A Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) user asked us a question recently about using the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) to manage clustered Exchange servers.  He was confused by our guidance that says the FSSMC can be used to manage clustered servers, but it cannot be installed on a clustered…