How to Reinstall Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server in Essential Business Server

How to Reinstall Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server in Essential Business Server

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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Harpreet Singh]

Today we will discuss how to remove and reinstall Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server in Essential Business Server.

Important these steps will remove FSE, after you follow these steps, FSE will be removed from your server. Any settings that you have made will still remain in the configuration file in the Microsoft Forefront Security folder. The incidents database file, Statistics.xml file, and your licensing information will also remain. Before uninstalling, we recommend that you backup up Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange. For more information about how to back up and restore Forefront Security for Exchange, click the following link:

Backing up and restoring Forefront Security for Exchange Server http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc765430.aspx

Step 1: Uninstall Forefront Security for Exchange in EBS

To uninstall Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE), log on as an administrator to the EBS Messaging server.

  1. Stop the FSCController service from services.msc, this will also stop the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service.
  2. Control Panel, click Programs and Features.
  3. Select Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server, and then click Uninstall. Click Yes to begin the removal.
  4. On the Uninstall Complete page, click Finish.
  5. Any settings that have been made still remain in the configuration file (fdb files) in the Microsoft Forefront Security folder in Program Files(x86). The incidents database file, Statistics.xml file, and your licensing information also remain.
    Note:
    1. If you will be reinstalling FSE and want to retain those settings, do nothing.
    2. If you will not be reinstalling FSE or you want to start with fresh settings, delete this folder. If you are not planning to reinstall Forefront Security for Exchange Server, restart the stopped Exchange services.

Step 2: Install Forefront Security for Exchange in EBS

To install Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE), log on as an administrator to EBS Messaging server.

  1. Run Setup.exe file located under C:\Program Files\Windows Essential Business Server\Bin\FSS.
  2. On the Welcome screen, click Next to continue.
  3. Read the license on the License Agreement screen and click Yes to accept it.
  4. On the Customer Information screen, enter the User Name and Company Name.
  5. On the Installation Location screen, select Local Installation.
  6. On the Installation Type screen, select Full Installation.
  7. On the Quarantine Security Settings screen, select the desired setting.
    Secure Mode causes all messages and attachments delivered from Quarantine to be re-scanned for viruses and filter matches. This is the default.
    Compatibility Mode enables messages and attachments to be delivered from Quarantine without being scanned for filter matches. (Messages and attachments are always scanned for viruses.) Forefront Security for Exchange Server identifies these messages by placing special tag text in the subject line of all messages that are delivered from Quarantine.
  8. On the Engines screen, approve or change the antivirus engine selection. The Microsoft Antimalware Engine and four other randomly selected engines are chosen. You can modify the engine selection, choosing a maximum of five engines, including the Microsoft Antimalware Engine.
  9. On the Engine Updates Required screen, read the warning about engine updates and Click Next.
  10. Select Use Proxy Settings and enter the name or IP address of the EBS Security Server on the Proxy Information screen. Enter 8080 for the port number.
  11. On the Choose Destination Location screen, accept the default destination folder for the product.
  12. On the Select Program Folder screen, click Next.
  13. On the Start Copying Files screen, review the data presented to you. If any changes have to be made, use the Back button to navigate to the screen to be changed. Otherwise, click Next to begin the installation. A progress bar indicates that the files are being copied.
  14. On the “Restart Exchange Transport Service screen”, click Next to recycle the service. If you click Skip you must manually restart the service for FSE to begin scanning incoming email.
  15. Wait until the status changes to All services started, before clicking Next to continue.
  16. On the “Restart Exchange Information Store Service screen”, click Next to recycle the service. If you click Skip you must manually restart the service for FSE to begin scanning email.
  17. Wait until the status changes to All services started, before clicking Next to continue.
  18. On the Install Shield Wizard Complete screen, Click Finish to complete the installation.
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