Export (0) Print
Expand All

FEP 2010

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

Installation of Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection consists of downloading Forefront Endpoint Protection, verifying prerequisites, installing the Forefront Endpoint Protection server, and validating that the installation was successful.

The steps required to install Forefront Endpoint Protection are described in this section.

Overview of Installing Forefront Endpoint Protection

Install Forefront Endpoint Protection by completing the following steps in order:

  • Step 1—Download and expand Forefront Endpoint Protection from the Forefront Endpoint Protection download page (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=196678).

    ImportantImportant:
    The path to where Setup files are located must only contain ASCII characters.

  • Step 2—Verify that your environment meets the prerequisites. For more information, see Prerequisites for Installing Forefront Endpoint Protection on a Server.

    ImportantImportant:
    If you are installing Forefront Endpoint Protection on a server using one of the following topologies, the Forefront Endpoint Protection client software is deployed on the computer where Setup is run:

    • Basic topology

    • Basic topology with remote reporting database

    • Advanced topology with FEP 2010 Reporting and Alerts

    Therefore, before proceeding with this installation, you need to verify that the computer where Setup is run also meets the client software’s prerequisites. For more information, see Prerequisites for Deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection on a Client.

    Additionally, the deployment of the client software can require the computer to be restarted. If you are prompted to restart your computer, you must wait for Setup to complete before restarting.

  • Step 3—Install the Forefront Endpoint Protection server. For more information, see Installation Options.

    WarningWarning:
    If you are installing the Forefront Endpoint Protection databases on a SQL Server cluster and the active cluster node fails during installation, Setup can fail to complete as expected.

    ImportantImportant:
    If Setup is run on a Configuration Manager site server with the Configuration Manager agent running and the topology specified in Step 2 requires the Forefront Endpoint Protection client to be installed, the customized settings need to be reapplied to the Forefront Endpoint Protection client. For more information, see Configuring the Client Software on a Configuration Manager Site Server.

    noteNote:
    If you select to update from Microsoft Update when finishing Setup, the wizard can take several minutes to close and appears as if it is frozen.

  • Step 4—Validate that the installation succeeded. For more information, see Validating the Installation.

Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft