Determining the cause of FCS client performance issues

Realistically this process should work for other AV clients as well but I’m doing it in the context of the one I support.  Although it isn’t extremely common we do run into scenarios where customer has issues with the FCS client taking up large amounts of CPU on a system.  Sometimes it is constant and…

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Some Interesting FCS SQL Queries

With a recent case I have an issue where the client count of managed computers in MOM admin console was quite different then that in the FCS console so I was trying to find out exactly which computers were not in FCS so I could troubleshoot some of those more effectively.  The first thing I…

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Changes to Microsoft Anti-Malware

This doesn’t really affect the FCS world but it is an interesting development. https://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/Nov08/11-18AmyBarzdukasQandA.mspx 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…

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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…

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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…

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FCS and System Center Essentials

Just found this posting on the SCE forums regarding integration of SCE and FCS:  http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1797488&SiteID=17 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…

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FCS SP1

So Forefront Client Security SP1 is out now.  To download it go to the Microsoft Update Catalog http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/home.aspx and search for “Forefront Client Security SP1” this will allow you to download it.  Here is the KB http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/951951 Here are the release notes http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc901470.aspx

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