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  • Blog Post: Changes to FCS Client WSUS Installation package

    Using WSUS is likely the easiest and most popular way to deploy the FCS client to computers. As described in the deployment guide , after deploying FCS policy and approving the package Client Update for Microsoft Forefront Client Security (1.0.1703.0) on your WSUS 2.0 or 3.0 server, the FCS client is...
  • 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: FCS - Upcoming solution for installation issues with March 2011 Update

    We have been working hard on a solution for customers that encountered issues with our update in March. I wanted to let you know what we are planning to address this. We are authoring a package that is specifically designed to find systems that have a failed upgrade to our March update. To do this...
  • 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: WSUS administration best practices recommended to ease Forefront Endpoint Protection (and Client Security) deployment (en-US)

    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...