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Getting Started

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

Before deploying Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, you should read the documentation carefully and plan your deployment according to your business needs. If planned correctly, Forefront Endpoint Protection can reduce your administrative overhead and total cost of ownership. If Forefront Endpoint Protection is deployed without sufficient planning you can disrupt your whole network, because Forefront Endpoint Protection has the potential to affect every computer in your organization.

Because Forefront Endpoint Protection is built on System Center Configuration Manager, you should be familiar with Configuration Manager before you deploy Forefront Endpoint Protection. For more information, see System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=111469).

Because the FEP Security Management Pack is built on System Center Operations Manager, you should be familiar with Operations Manager before deploying the FEP Security Management Pack. For more information, see System Center Operations Manager R2 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=205692).

noteNote:
If you are new to Forefront Endpoint Protection, you should experiment in a test network environment before you deploy the product.

Next Steps

  • Plan the Forefront Endpoint Protection installation. For more information, see Planning and Architecture.

  • Install Forefront Endpoint Protection on your Configuration Manager Site server. For more information, see FEP 2010.

  • Import the FEP Security Management Pack on your Operations Manager server. For more information, see FEP 2010 Security Management Pack.

  • Deploy Forefront Endpoint Protection policies and clients. For more information, see Client Deployment.

  • Learn about routine operations. For more information, see Operations.

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