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Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

Forefront Endpoint Protection easily installs into your existing Configuration Manager 2007 deployment. The Forefront Endpoint Protection server installation process automatically installs the required components to the correct servers based upon the Configuration Manager deployment.

The following is a list of items that are installed during Forefront Endpoint Protection Setup.

 

Installation item Description

Forefront Endpoint Protection Site Server Extensions for Configuration Manager

The Forefront Endpoint Protection Site server extensions for Configuration Manager.

Forefront Endpoint Protection Console Extensions for Configuration Manager

The Forefront Endpoint Protection extensions to the Configuration Manager management console add views to manage and monitor Forefront Endpoint Protection client deployments.

Forefront Endpoint Protection Database

An auxiliary database used by Forefront Endpoint Protection.

Forefront Endpoint Protection Reporting role

Provides historical reports on Forefront Endpoint Protection client malware activity and client protection status.

Forefront Endpoint Protection Reporting database

The database for storing Forefront Endpoint Protection client protection status and malware activity historical data.

Forefront Endpoint Protection Security Client

The Forefront Endpoint Protection client is installed for access to antimalware metadata.

The following items are installed during the installation of Forefront Endpoint Protection Site Server Extensions for Configuration Manager:

  • The FEP – Deployment package.

  • The FEP – Policies package.

  • The FEP – Operations package.

  • Forefront Endpoint Protection Operations tasks are added to the Configuration Manager right-click context menu, and the Actions pane for computer objects.

  • Forefront Endpoint Protection desired configuration management configuration baselines and configuration items.

  • Forefront Endpoint Protection related collections.

  • Forefront Endpoint Protection client deployment and policy distribution reports are added to Configuration Manager reporting.

Forefront Endpoint Protection and High Availability

Forefront Endpoint Protection is installed on top of Configuration Manager and is dependent on the availability of the Configuration Manager services. The following items are Forefront Endpoint Protection server deployment recommendations for high availability:

  • Use clustered SQL Server for the Forefront Endpoint Protection reporting database.

  • Use the System Center Operations Manager Forefront Endpoint Protection Monitoring Management Pack to monitor Forefront Endpoint Protection services.

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