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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

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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