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…


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…


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…


Forefront Server Security Management Console Hotfix Rollup 3 Available Now!

We are very happy to announce that the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) Hotfix Rollup 3 shipped on July 30th. Here are the new features and some important information for the rollup. For a complete list of the fixes included in the rollup and to obtain it, see the following Knowledge Base article “Hotfix…