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…


Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP) registry setting information and defaults

Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP) includes a number of registry settings that control most of the configuration settings. The charts below provide information about the various settings. ·         The first table gives information about several registry settings that are recommended and/or frequently used to improve FSSP’s performance. ·         The second table gives information about registry…


Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server spam filtering, filtering, and PowerShell videos available!

Hey Folks- Our local video guru, Micah LaNasa, has been hard at work creating some new Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server videos to help you more easily manage FPE on your Exchange servers. His recent offerings include: Using Filtering in FPE Using Antispam filtering in FPE Using PowerShell to export and import FPE configuration settings…


Introducing the Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) Best Practices Analyzer, as well as a rules updates for the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) Best Practices Analyzer

Last week, the Forefront Server Protection team had two releases of note for our Best Practices Analyzer (BPA). A BPA from Microsoft is generally released alongside server software to help you ensure that you configure the software properly. When we released FPSP earlier this month, we also released a BPA to accompany it. Our BPA…


Introducing the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server capacity planning tool

Hello. My name is Frank Trujillo, and I want to inform everyone that the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) capacity planning tool is now available. As in the previous version of the tool, it is Excel-based and provides a workflow that makes hardware recommendations based on your preferred security configuration and desired environment. …


Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server 14 and RBAC

Forefront Protection for Exchange Server 11.0 (FPE 11.0) is the first version of Forefront that can interact with the new Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) capabilities in Microsoft Exchange 14.0 (E14).   The steps involved in integrating an FPE machine into E14 RBAC are:   a)      During an E14 install, the role group RoleGroupHygieneManagement is created…


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…


TechNet Edge video about Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

Hey Folks- Check out this recent video of an IT pro talking about his experience with Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server: http://edge.technet.com/Media/FPE-Customer-Story/ If you are not familiar with TechNet Edge, it is a great resource for IT pros to get news, information, and tips about Microsoft technologies. There are tons of videos and other resources…


Migrating from Forefront Security for Exchange Server to Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

Hey Folks,   As you start looking at the new release of Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and consider deploying it in your Exchange environment, you will need to know about migrating from previous versions of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE).   There is no direct upgrade from FSE to FPE, but we…


Help with installing Forefront Security for Exchange Server on clustered Exchange servers

Hey folks, We get lots of questions on our forums and lots of calls to our support staff about installing FSE and Antigen on clustered Exchange servers.  Obviously, installing on clustered servers is a whole different animal from installing on single servers and requires additional guidance. In response to that need, our UA team produced…