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…


Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint RC documentation updated on TechNet

Hi, my name is Scott, and I’m a technical writer in the Forefront Server Security (FSS) User Assistance (UA) group here on Long Island, New York. This post is to let you know that the documentation for our just-released Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) Release Candidate (RC) product has been updated and posted to…


Using Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange in Hyper-V virtual environments

Hey Folks,   People have been asking on our forums if Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) can be run in a Hyper-V virtual environment. The short answer is yes.  The deployment, configuration, and operation of FPE are the same in Hyper-V virtual server environments as on physical servers.    For details about installing…


New Planning and Architecture content available in our TechNet library

Greetings! I am a new technical writer on the Forefront Server Protection UA team. I wanted to make you aware of some new user documentation our team recently made available for Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE). If you are looking for the big picture on how FPE protects your Exchange servers and how…


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…


Introducing the Forefront Security for Exchange capacity planning tool

Hello.   My name is Frank Trujillo, and I want to tell you about a new capacity planning tool the FSS team just released.    The Forefront Security for Exchange Server capacity planning tool helps you understand what hardware, architecture, and configuration settings will produce recommended system performance and message throughput results for comprehensive protection…


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…


New documentation for FSE and FSSP beta 2 releases

Microsoft is pleased to announce the beta 2 release of Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) and Forefront Security for SharePoint (FSSP). Each product contains new features and abilities that will make it easier to protect your environment.   Each of the areas of our documentation (Deployment Guide, Operations Guide, Technical Reference, and Troubleshooting Guide)…