Changes to Microsoft Anti-Malware

This doesn’t really affect the FCS world but it is an interesting development. apparently we are going to begin to offer a no-cost anti-malware solution in 2nd half of 2008.  This is going to be more targeted at the end-user market it appears from the look of it.  Check out the article for an…


FCS .adm settings

I’m not really advocating using this and I can’t take credit for this as it was  posted on the FCS forums by a “lofty10”.  However I do know that many people are looking for something like this to manage FCS clients that do not have an FCS server infrastructure for whatever reason.  Just remember that…


How to add extra scheduled scans or definition updates for FCS

The default option for scheduled scans in FCS is kind of sparse currently and it’s something we get requests about so I’m posting a possible workaround to get more scheduled scans.  Below is the shot of the FCS policy setting.. you can either pick “every day” or an individual day and a certain time and…


FCS Intervals

So you’ve seen the following options with your FCS settings and are wondering how do these work??? Malware Scanning  “Run a Quick Scan at set interval (hours):” Security state assessment “Scan at set interval (hours):” Malware Definition Updates “Check for updates at set interval (hours):” We had a customer recently ask about this as they…


FCS and System Center Essentials

Just found this posting on the SCE forums regarding integration of SCE and FCS: is the link,  The text is below from the forum posting:   Question 16:  Can I use Essentials 2007 and Forefront Client Security to manage the same computers?   Yes.  Please read through these configuration steps to understand how to use both…


Automating WSUS Cleanup

By default WSUS does not clean up anything in an automated manner.  This is not normally too much of an issue for a system with plenty of drive space and a system that does not do definitions.  However with FCS thrown into the environment WSUS will sync new definitions three times a day at a…



So Forefront Client Security SP1 is out now.  To download it go to the Microsoft Update Catalog and search for “Forefront Client Security SP1” this will allow you to download it.  Here is the KB Here are the release notes


FCS Database Sizing

One common issue we seem to be seeing in FCS support is that the DTS job that transfers data from the Onepoint database to the SystemCenterReporting database begins failing.  While there could be many reasons for this job failing including permissions of the user for the job etc the most common reason revolves around the…