Why can´t I enter the License Agreement Number ?

After the first installation or an upgrade to a licensed version from an Evaluation installation Forefront Server products must be activated by entering the “License Agreement Number” (LAN), this code is provided along with the contract.     Recently we have got some calls from clients receiving errors while entering the LAN, where the LAN…

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URGENT FOR SPAMCURE USERS – Retirement of SpamCure engine

We have already announced the changes of engines availability due on the 1st of December, it´s important to understand that the SpamCure antispam engine by Mail Filters will also be retired. We have invested in new antispam technology through a partnership with Cloudmark that provides a better overall antispam experience including higher detection rates, lower…

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Troubleshooting blocked file transfers when Forefront Server for OCS returns no errors

This blog explains a problem with file transfers in Office Communications Server. The symptoms are that files are being blocked between two clients, but Forefront is not logging any incidents and no notifications are being generated.   In order to find out more details about what’s happening, we first need to create diagnostics logging in…

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Spamhaus Update

Although Microsoft doesn’t recommended any particular RBL (Realtime Block List) provider for use with Antigen products, Spamhaus is one of the most widely-known providers on the market.   It’s come to our attention recently that Spamhaus has phased out the old SBL-XBL list, which has now been replaced by the ZEN list (named after a…

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Now Available – Antigen and Forefront server security service packs!

Microsoft announced today the release of four service packs from the Antigen and Forefront product families that provide leading protection for customer’s Exchange and SharePoint environments. To download the service packs, and for more information about them, including new features and issues fixed, click on the following links. ·         Forefront Security for Exchange Server o    Download…


No or limited data written to Programlog.txt

Ever seen the programlog.txt just stop logging? Me neither until the last couple of days.   To backtrack a bit, the programlog.txt is the most used and most important of all of the Antigen/Forefront Server logs. It lives in the \Data subfolder of any Forefront Server installation and in the main installation folder for Antigen…

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File Filtering for Specific Users in FSE

Good day everybody,   some weeks ago I dealt with a request that took me quite sometimes and lots of tests, I thought I should share this on our blog as to save someone´s head hake.   The request was: I want to set a File Filter to prevent Standard Users from sending or receiving…

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Updating Scan Engines in FSE, FSSP, FSOCS and Antigen 9 – what are my options?

Customers often ask us the best way to update their scan engines in their specific environment, so I’m writing this blog to go through the main scenarios that customers face and to discuss how to best choose an update method that suits your individual needs.   Note: This blog targets current, fully released Antigen and…

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Antigen & Forefront Server Security Official Links

Some links to useful information about Antigen/Forefront Server Security     Official MS pages: starts here to find presentations, evaluate the product on-line through our virtual labs and  download trial software. Forefront Server Security http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/serversecurity/en/us/default.aspx Antigen http://www.microsoft.com/antigen/default.mspx   Guides & Whitepapers Antigen, AEM and Forefront technical library http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb932383.aspx Antigen White Papers                 http://www.microsoft.com/antigen/prodinfo/whitepapers.mspx   Forums Forefront…

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Latest versions of Antigen /Forefront Security Server products

As of today 9th of march 2010, here are the latest versions of Antigen  and Forefront Server Security products with relevant kb articles. Latest versions are always the “recommended ones”, support specialists may ask you to upgrade your system to the latest version before start troubleshooting.   Installation to the latest version: is normally performed…

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