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  • Blog Post: FCS v1 March 2011 update

    Update 10 March 2011 We have received reports of an installation issue with our March update of Forefront Client Security when the option of “install updates and shutdown” is used. We wanted to be clear on the issue and exactly what steps we are taking to rectify it. Symptom: ...
  • Blog Post: Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Update Rollup 1

    By Adwait Joshi Hello, An Update Rollup for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is now available here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=223229 . In addition to hotfixes, this Update also includes some important changes to note: Support for Windows Embedded 7 platforms : With this...
  • Blog Post: Errors When Using the FEP 2010 Definition Update Automation Tool

    by Michael Cureton We’ve become aware of two issues when using the Definition Update Automation Tool. This blog article presents workarounds for the issues. Definition Update Automation Tool fails to add new definition updates to the deployment package Symptoms The FEP 2010 Definition...
  • Blog Post: Setting the Collection server during WSUS deployment

    Last month in the Client Security blog the Forefront Client Security team announced the availability of a revised installation package, which is available via WSUS. More information about the new installation package is found in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 976669 . In that article I wrote a section...
  • Blog Post: Definition updates: scan on update and update on startup

    Hi folks, There have been some questions about these two areas of definition updates, so I wanted to clarify this a bit. Whenever FEP does a definition update, a silent rescan of all running processes and loaded modules is performed. If there is malware running that is now detected by the new definitions...
  • Blog Post: Keeping FCS up to date

    FCS antimalware updates are classified in WSUS as critical updates. Therefore, if you want to automatically approve these updates you must create a rule for the Forefront Client Security product and the Critical Updates category in WSUS. There are two items to note: Antimalware client updates (not definition...
  • Blog Post: Update packaging changes…

    Hey folks, Just a heads up that the way in which the FCS definition updates are packaged is being revised. We wanted to announce that the antimalware definitions team has released a set of improvements that will drastically reduce both the size of the definition downloads for: Microsoft Update...
  • Blog Post: Ever wonder what's in a definition update?

    And what the various files in the update do ? And what the different types of udpates are? If you're reading this, I bet you have. And our friends over on the CSS team have authored a KB article (977939) that answers all those questions. You can find the article here: http://support.microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: FCS KB 976668 and 976669 fail to install on Windows 2000 when the installation is run as Local System

    We’re tracking an issue where the latest FCS antimalware client update won’t install on Windows 2000 when the installation is run as Local System (i.e. Automatic Updates installing at 3am). When this issue occurs, the update uninstalls the previous version of the antimalware client, and then tries...
  • Blog Post: QFE9 KB2394433 introduces RTP error 0x8007007f on Windows 2000

    There is an issue with the changes made in QFE9 (KB2394433) that prevents the Antimalware minifilter mpfilter.sys from loading properly on Windows 2000. This causes a failure to provide On Access Real-Time Protection. If you do not have any Windows 2000 computers in your organization, this issue does...
  • Blog Post: Using a script to automate UNC definition updates

    The FEP 2010 client has the ability to use a UNC share to host updates for the antimalware definitions. A common question from our TAP community is how to setup the UNC share, and how do I keep the share updated - this article focuses on one method for keeping the UNC share up-to-date. Microsoft release...
  • Blog Post: New updates coming!

    Greetings blog readers! I’m happy to announce that we will release a new antimalware engine update for FCS. Full information on the updates included with the release will be published in a KB article once the update is released. The KB article is Microsoft Knowledge Base article 979536 ( http://support...
  • Blog Post: FCS v1 Update

    Hello all, A short note, but on October 12 th , we released an update to FCSv1. This update contains: This update is supported on Windows 7 SP1 RC or greater. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will check for the presence of this update or a superseding update before installing. This update contains...