ForeFront Client Security: standalone (agent only) 120 day evaluation guide

ForeFront Client Security: standalone (agent only) 120 day evaluation guide

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What is ForeFront Client Security (FCS) then? This is a client/server solution that helps scan and remove malware (virus, spyware, rootkit, Trojan...) in client and server operating systems. This is a new product from Microsoft.

For quick evaluation, only FCS agent is needed (no FCS server is necessary)

* Standalone FCS (agent only) detailed setup guide download (4.5M)

Below is the summary of the above guide:

a. First of all, make sure you are using "Microsoft Update" and not "Windows Update". To check, go to http://update.microsoft.com, and if you see the "Microsoft Update" link, click it to install.

b. The 120-day evaluation FCS agents can be downloaded here: 32bit x86 agent (16M), x64 agent (13M). Extract files to a folder.

c. Open a command prompt. Note: In Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 2008, you need to open an elevated "Command Prompt" by right clicking it and choose "Run as Administrator".

d. Go to the CLIENT folder and type clientsetup /NoMOM

e. You will then see the FCS icon on the system tray (a yellow circle with an exclamation mark). In Windows 7, the icon might be hidden and you need to click the triangle button on the system tray to reveal it.

f. If you open the FCS screen, the AV engine version is out of date (back to 2006!). Do not click any button in this screen.

g. Instead, from the Start Menu, open "Microsoft Update" (in Windows XP/2003) or "Windows Update" (in Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 2008) to update your Windows, your applications and of course your FCS agents.

h. After 30 minutes or so, you will see the FCS icon becoming green with a check mark.

i. Want to test it? Just click this link to download a sample (harmless) virus http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com 

* ForeFront Client Security - Single server deployment guide

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