Here’s a cool article I found while going through what was new over on our community-driven TechNet Wiki. This one discusses some best practices for WSUS that should ease Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection and Client Security deployments. And as with all of the Wiki articles, if you have some tips of your own please feel free to add them in.
Forefront Client Security and Endpoint Protection both use WSUS infrastructure in different ways. This, unless your Forefront update policy uses a network share to deploy the updates. The goal of this article is not to explain the relationship between Forefront and WSUS in details, but to provide best practices regarding WSUS management and administration, that will surely ease FCS/FEP deployment, and even avoid certain issues (eg: updating failures).
The key point to remember is that FCS and FEP may really rely a lot on the WUA's (Windows Updates Agent) health and performance, on the client computers. Below are a few points, role-based: clients, and Server-based (mostly WSUS), that are known to ease Forefront deployment and updating…
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J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer
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WSUS administration best practices recommended to ease Forefront Endpoint Protection (and Client Security) deployment (en-US)