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Sample answer file for unattended installations

 

Applies to: Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint

Topic Last Modified: 2010-03-04

The following sample answer file describes the parameters that you can modify when using an answer file to run any type of unattended installation of Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP). It is recommended that you use an XML editor such as XML Notepad or Microsoft Word when editing this file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

- <FSSAnswerFile>

<AcceptLicense>false</AcceptLicense>

Accept (true) or reject (false) the FPSP license agreement. By default, this is set to false, so you must set this value to true if you want the FPSP installation to run.

<AcceptRestart>false</AcceptRestart>

Accept (true) or reject (false) restarting the services before running the installation of FPSP. By default, this is set to false, so you must set this value to true if you want the FPSP installation to run.

<AcceptReplacePreviousVS>false</AcceptReplacePreviousVS>

Accept (true) or reject (false) that FPSP will replace any existing third-party antimalware scanners. By default, this is set to false, so you must set this value to true if you want the FPSP installation to run.

<InstallType>Full</InstallType>

Specify the type of installation. Leave the default value of Full.

- <Folders>

- <!--

Leave the parameters in this section empty in order to use the default values; however, do not delete the tags or the installation program will fail.

-->

<ProgramFolder> <ProgramFolder />

This folder is where executable files related to the installation of FPSP are stored. To use the default program folder, leave this parameter empty. Otherwise, enter a fully qualified path for the folder into which the executable files are to be placed.

<DataFolder> <DataFolder />

This folder is where data files, such as quarantined files and archived files, will be placed. It is recommended that you select a drive that has sufficient space to store a large amount of files. To use the default data folder, leave this parameter empty. Otherwise, enter a fully qualified path for the folder into which the data files are to be placed.

CautionCaution:
Do not specify a data folder location that is at the root of any volume where the virtual memory paging file is set, for example C:\. This causes the installation program to fail. You should also not specify the same location for the program folder and the data folder.

</Folders> -

- <ProxyInformation>

<UseProxy>false</UseProxy>

If you use a proxy server for engine and definition updates, type true; otherwise, leave the default value of false.

<ServerName> <ServerName />

If you are using a proxy server for engine and definition updates, type the name or IP address of the proxy server.

<Port>80</Port>

If you are using a proxy server for engine and definition updates, type the port of the proxy server. The default port is 80.

<UserName> <UserName/>

If your proxy server requires a user name, type this value here.

<Password> <Password/>

If your proxy server user name requires a password, type this value here.

</ProxyInformation> -

- <SharePointInformation>

<UserName> <UserName/>

<Password> <Password/>

Specify a user account and password for database access. This account should be entered using the Domain\Account format when the server is part of a domain. Specify the computer name (Computer\Account) rather than the domain name if you are installing to a non-domain joined computer. This account must be a member of the Local Administrators group on the SharePoint server and have SharePoint Farm Administrators privileges. If SharePoint is configured to connect to the database using Windows authentication, this account must also be a member of the SQL Sysadmn role on the database server.

These fields must be populated with valid credentials or unattended installations will fail. Because the answer file contains sensitive information, you should securely delete this file after completing the installation.

</SharePointInformation > -

<EnableAntiSpamNow>false</EnableAntiSpamNow>

This information can be left alone because you are not installing Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server; however, do not delete the tags or the FPSP installation program will fail.

<EnableCustomerExperienceImprovementProgram>false</EnableCustomerExperienceImprovementProgram>

If you want to join the Customer Experience Improvement Program for FPSP, type true; otherwise, leave the default value of false. The Customer Experience Improvement Program collects information about computer hardware and how you use FPSP. This information helps Microsoft identify which FPSP features to improve. If you choose to participate in this program, nothing else is required on your part. All information gathered is confidential and is not used to identify or contact you. Note that if you do not join this program now, you can elect to do so at a later date by following the steps in Joining the Customer Experience Improvement Program.

</FSSAnswerFile> -

NoteNote:
After you have installed FPSP, it is recommended that you view the Release Notes file and perform the configuration steps described in Performing your initial configuration.
 
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