Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Update Rollup 1 :more info

Hi guys,

An Update Rollup for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is now available here.

In addition to hotfixes, this Update also includes some important changes to note:

  1. Support for Windows Embedded 7 platforms:  With this update, the FEP client software is supported on certain Windows Embedded 7 platforms and Windows Server 2008 Server Core.  For more information about the additional support, see Prerequisites for Deploying Forefront Endpoint
    Protection on a Client Computer
    .
  2. Signature Update Automation Tool used with Configuration Manager Software
    Update
    :  This tool automates downloading FEP definition updates using Configuration Manager 2007 Software Updates.  This is a command line tool that uses Configuration Manager APIs to get new definitions from Microsoft Update via the Configuration Manager software update feature, distribute the content to distribution points, and deploy the updates to Endpoint Protection clients on a recurring schedule.  The automation of the tool is done through the Windows task scheduler. To download the tool:  Go here.
  3. Two new preconfigured policy templates for the following server
    workloads:

a.  Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway

b.  Microsoft Lync 2010

You can find more details in the “What’s New” document on the TechNet site.  Please check out this KB article for a full list of fixes included in this Update Rollup.

Automatically Deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection Updates through SCCM

While Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) is integrating with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 (ConfigMan) for management and monitoring, out of the box there is no preferred method for pushing updates using SSCM’s Advertisements.

Out of the box, FEP supports 5 methods of getting updates: Continue reading “Automatically Deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection Updates through SCCM”

Use SMSMap tool to document FEP components

Visio is one of the most popular tools for creating diagrams that describe effective systems and processes. In every project in which I participate, when it comes to documenting what you did I always have to create a diagram where I defined architecture, server configuration, network, etc. A picture is worth a thousand words and Visio is the tool of choice in these documentation tasks. Continue reading “Use SMSMap tool to document FEP components”

ForeFront Endpoint Protection – Manage your FPE client with GPO

If you are planning or have already deployed ForeFront Endpoint Protection, this may interest you.

As you know FPE is designed to be managed throught System Center Configuration Manager BUT… you may not have SCCM deployed or need more granularity. Continue reading “ForeFront Endpoint Protection – Manage your FPE client with GPO”

beta exam 70-162 TS: ForeFront Protection for Endpoints and Applications, Configuring

Hi guys,

Just got the  email for registering for the beta exam 71-162 TS: Protection for Endpoints and Applications, Configuring.

Read here below the skills measured. When I have additional study material i’ll post it.

Continue reading “beta exam 70-162 TS: ForeFront Protection for Endpoints and Applications, Configuring”