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The FSC utility

 

Applies to: Forefront Security for Exchange Server

Topic Last Modified: 2009-07-23

The FSC Utility (FSCUtility.exe) is a command line utility with which you can enable or disable Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE).

NoteNote:
Unlike a reset, when you use FSCUtility.exe, the Forefront services are not removed. Only the dependencies that have been set are removed.

FSCUtility.exe is located in the Forefront Security installation directory. It has the following parameters:

  • FSCUtility /status   Gives an on-screen report showing the status of Forefront Security and the server.

  • FSCUtility /disable   Disables Forefront Security dependencies and the VSAPI hook.

  • FSCUtility /enable   Enables Forefront Security dependencies.

There are other parameters, but they should only be used when you are directed to do so by support technicians.

You can use the FSC Utility to disable and enable FSE.

To disable Forefront Security for Exchange Server by removing dependencies
  1. Stop the Exchange and Forefront services.

    NoteNote:
    In a clustered environment, when running the FSC Utility to disable FSE, the Exchange services are automatically taken offline. Therefore, you can skip step 1 and proceed directly to step 2.
  2. From a command prompt, navigate to the Forefront Security for Exchange Server installation directory. Disable Forefront Security dependencies by typing:

    FSCUtility /disable

  3. To confirm that the Forefront Security dependencies have been removed, type:

    FSCUtility /status

  4. Restart the Exchange services.

CautionCaution:
When you are not running FSE, you are without its protection.
To enable Forefront Security for Exchange Server by reestablishing dependencies
  1. Stop the Exchange services.

    NoteNote:
    In a clustered environment, when running the FSC Utility to enable FSE, the Exchange services are automatically taken offline. Therefore, you can skip step 1 and proceed directly to step 2.
  2. From a command prompt, navigate to the Forefront Security for Exchange Server installation directory. Enable Forefront Security dependencies by typing:

    FSCUtility /enable

  3. To confirm that the Forefront Security dependencies have been reestablished, type:

    FSCUtility /status

  4. Restart the Exchange services.

 
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