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Deploying the Client Software by Using the Command Prompt

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

You can install the Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 client software locally from the command prompt. In order to do so, you must first obtain the installation file FEPInstall.exe. You can also install the client software along with a preconfigured policy. For more information about preconfigured policies, see About Preconfigured Policy Templates.

To install the client software from the command prompt

  1. Copy FEPInstall.exe to the server on which you want to install the Forefront Endpoint Protection client software.

  2. Open an elevated command prompt, navigate to the folder where FEPInstall.exe is located, and then run the following command, adding any additional switches as necessary:

    FEPInstall.exe

    noteNote:
    For the list of FEPInstall.exe switches, see Setup Switches.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions in order to complete the client software installation and to download the antimalware definition updates.

To install the client software along with preconfigured policy settings from the command prompt

  1. Copy FEPInstall.exe and the appropriate preconfigured policy package to the server on which you want to install the Forefront Endpoint Protection client software. For information about selecting the proper preconfigured policy templates, see About Preconfigured Policy Templates.

  2. Double-click the preconfigured policy package in order to extract the preconfigured policy file templates.

  3. Open an elevated command prompt, navigate to the folder where the package is extracted, and then run the following command:

    FEPInstall.exe /policy [full path]\[ policy file]

    noteNote:
    You must specify the full path for the policy location.

    For example, in order to install both the client software and the policy called FEP_SQL2008.xml, run the following command:

    FEPInstall.exe /policy c:\fepspolicy\ FEP_SQL2008.xml

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions in order to complete the client software installation and to download the antimalware definition updates.

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