FEP 2010 clients require the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) rollup package KB981889 on Windows Vista, 2008, 2008 R2, and Windows 7 – and installation of this package requires a client reboot.

One of our support engineers, Jeramy, recently needed to assist a customer in getting the rollup distributed to client computers ahead of time, to allow the reboot to happen during the normal maintenance cycle.

Jeramy wrote up the steps you need to take in order to deploy rollup KB981889 before deploying the FEP client software – take a look:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/fep-2010-deploying-client-kb981889-ahead-of-time.aspx

Thanks for reading – and thanks Jeramy!