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Deploying Manually

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

In addition to deploying the Forefront Endpoint Protection client software by using Configuration Manager, you can also run the installation program manually as described in this topic. For example, you might want to perform a manual installation for test purposes in a lab environment, or to install the Forefront Endpoint Protection client software to computers that do not have the Configuration Manager agent installed.

Ensure that the installation package is accessible from the computer on which you want to install the Forefront Endpoint Protection client software. For example, download the package to your local hard drive or a network share.

  1. Using an account that has local administrator user rights, log on to the computer on which you want to install Forefront Endpoint Protection.

  2. Browse to the location where you stored the installation package: for example, C:\Temp folder.

  3. Double-click FEPInstall.exe and follow the instructions in the wizard.

  4. On the Completing the Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Installation Wizard page, select Scan my computer for potential threats after getting the latest updates to run a scan after downloading definition updates, and then click Finish.

    If you chose to download updates and then scan the computer, the Forefront Endpoint Protection client launches. For more information about using the Forefront Endpoint Protection client, see the FEP Client Help (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=206364).

If the computer on which you installed Forefront Endpoint Protection is managed by Configuration Manager, then Configuration Manager will deploy the policies assigned.

Once you’ve deployed the Forefront Endpoint Protection client, you should validate the deployment. For more information, see Validating Deployment.

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