imageHere’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one explains Forefront Endpoint Protection support on Itanium (IA-64) based computers.

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Summary

Support for installing Microsoft Windows Server IA64/Itanium with System Center Configuration Manager with Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) is as follows:

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 IA64 (Itanium)
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
System Center Configuration Manager 2012 does not support Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 IA64 (Itanium)
Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 does not support Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 IA64 (Itanium)
System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
System Center Endpoint Protection 2012 does not support Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 IA64 (Itanium)

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For the most current version of this article please see the following:

2764901 - Information on Forefront Endpoint Protection support on Itanium (IA-64) based computers

J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and Security Division

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