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How to Debug ILM/FIM Extension Code Running Out-of-Process

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jul 19, 2011 5:04:29 AM

Most ILM/FIM implementations require some custom code extensions, and debugging these extensions is an important part of the development process. When developing code extensions for ILM and FIM, one of the configurable options is to run your code in a separate process. This is an option for ECMA, MA and MV code extensions.

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Topics: MA, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, MV, FIM, debugging, Identity Management, ILM, Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager, ECMA, FIM extensions, Blog, Antimalware Protection

How to View the FEP Collection Membership Queries

Posted by CSS Technical Team on May 11, 2011 12:51:54 PM

The FEP dashboard located on the SCCM console has a wealth of information. It provides FEP admins with a snapshot of the overall health of your FEP deployment and various statistics including recent malware activity, definition status, and even when FEP has been disabled on an endpoint.

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Topics: Microsoft Malware Protection Center, IT Security, Symantec, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft SCCM, McAfee, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection, Microsoft Antimalware

FEP 14th Day MMPC Definition Update

Posted by CSS Technical Team on May 4, 2011 9:00:00 AM

In addition to 3 definition update mechanisms defined in the FEP policy (WSUS,UNC and Windows Update), there is actually a little known 4th update mechanism built into the client. This 4th definition update channel is designed to provide a 'fall back' if all of the other methods fail and the client falls more than 14 days out of date.

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Topics: Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Best Pract, Microsoft Malware Protection Center, IT Security, Symantec, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, SCCM, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection, MMPC

Preparing Existing Antivirus Software for an Forefront Endpoint Protection Deployment

Posted by CSS Technical Team on May 2, 2011 5:00:55 AM

When deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection, making a few simple changes to your existing Antivirus Software before installing FEP can increase the success of your deployment. Below is a list of tasks:

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Topics: IT Security, Symantec, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft SCCM, McAfee, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection

FEP Webinar Recording Now Available

Posted by CSS Marketing on Apr 21, 2011 4:00:03 AM

Did you miss our FEP Webinar series? A recording is now available in our Media Library

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Topics: Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection

Forefront Endpoint Protection Command Line Interface Tasks

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Apr 12, 2011 10:17:00 AM

If you should ever need to administer a local FEP client through CLI you’re going to need to make use of MpCmdRun.exe. This program can be found in the “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware” directory. MpCmdRun has several important functions; in this post we’ll be discussing some of the more useful options.

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Topics: IT Security, Symantec, Microsoft Security Partner, McAfee, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Blog, Antimalware Protection, Microsoft Antimalware

Automatically Deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection Updates via System Center Configuration Manager

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Apr 1, 2011 4:30:00 PM

Out of the box FEP provides several channels for delivering definition updates to clients. The three basic options are, updates through WSUS/SUP, UNC file shares and connecting to Microsoft Updates. The procedure in this video presents a 4th option, which further leverages the capabilities and resources of SCCM. Essentially the procedure uses a VBS script running in task scheduler to pull delta definitions from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, then SCCM bundles them into a package which is then pushed out to your Distribution Points and advertised to your FEP clients (on a re-occurring schedule).

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Topics: IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection, Microsoft Antimalware

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Client Side Logs Tips and Tricks

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Mar 25, 2011 1:41:00 PM

While FEP has great reporting features available in the SCCM console and through SQL Reporting Services it’s completely possible that you might find yourself attempting to troubleshoot a malware issue without access to either resource. Fortunately Microsoft has added a set of detailed client side logs for you to make use of.

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Topics: Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Best Pract, Microsoft Security Partner, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Anti-Malware, Microsoft FEP, Blog, Antimalware Protection, Microsoft Antimalware

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