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Introduction to FFSMP for MOM 2005

 

Applies to: Forefront Server Protection

Topic Last Modified: 2007-09-14

The Microsoft® Forefront™ Server Security Management Pack (FFSMP) for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 is a collection of rules, tasks, and scripts that work within the MOM 2005 framework. These rules, tasks, and scripts assist in the centralized management of systems that have Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server or Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint installed. Remote servers are managed by means of MOM agents. Systems that have had agents installed are referred to as agent systems.

This document is a guide to the essential components, configuration, and usage of the Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Pack for MOM 2005.

The Microsoft Forefront Server Security Management Pack for MOM 2005

  • Provides:
    • Support for MOM agent systems running Forefront Security for Exchange Server or Forefront Security for SharePoint.
    • Scripts that poll agent systems for missing critical processes to provide warnings of unexpected scan job process crashes.
  • Contains rules for:
    • Monitoring the state of Forefront Security and its key components, by deriving data from the Application Event Log, the System Event Log, and the Forefront Security ProgramLog.txt log file.
    • Collecting statistical data on scanning, detection, and removal of message attachments.
  • Contains tasks for:
    • Immediately launching manual scan jobs.
    • Launching a background scan job (Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server agent systems).
    • Controlling Forefront Security services and related services with dependencies.
    • Triggering scan engine updates
    • Retrieving scan engine update versions.
 
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