Q: (from Keith)
Is there a resource for using the Forefront product and to help me understand what parts and pieces are required from a licensing perspective?
When you are looking for Forefront, I’m going to assume you mean Forefront Client Security (not Exchange, SharePoint, OCS, Threat Management, Identity, etc.). For Forefront Client Security, there are three key parts: the client, the management console, and the database. Here are some quick guidelines:
Here is the licensing page:
For more design and architectural resources:
For future reference, we’ve started to adopt a standard structure and organization for our server technology websites:
And although it is three years old, slide #9 from the following deck provides a decent diagram regarding Forefront architecture and process flow:
Another view, based on Forefront deployment at Microsoft, is found on page 12 of: