Installing on a remote server


Applies to: Forefront Security for SharePoint

Topic Last Modified: 2009-09-17

To install Forefront Security for SharePoint on a remote SharePoint Portal Server computer or on a computer that has Windows SharePoint Services, you need to log on to your local computer using an account that has administrator rights to the remote computer. This is necessary for Setup to be able to perform service registrations. Click Next to continue after filling out a screen, unless otherwise directed.

Since the SMB protocol is used to copy the service to the remote server, you should ensure that you are working over a secure network.

  1. Run the Setup.exe file, which is available on your CD image or from the self-extracting package available at the Microsoft Volume Licensing Download Center.

  2. Follow the initial setup dialog boxes until you are prompted by the Installation Location dialog box. Select Remote Installation. If FSSP is already installed on the remote SharePoint Portal Server or Windows SharePoint Services computer, the install process can automatically stop the SharePoint services, uninstall FSSP, and restart the SharePoint services prior to beginning the new installation.

  3. On the Remote Server Information screen, enter the following information:

    • Server Name   The name of the remote computer on which you are installing Forefront Security for SharePoint.
    • Share Directory   The temporary location that the remote installation will use while setting up FSSP. The default is C$.
  4. Select the Destination Directory and Start Menu folder name.

  5. Enter the account to be used for remote SharePoint database access. This account must be a member of the local Administrators group on which SharePoint Portal Server is installed (one who is a local administrator on the Web server and who has System Administrator rights on the database server). You cannot use the default "Administrator" account. The user name must be entered in the following format:

    <domain or server name\user name>

  6. After installation is complete, Setup can stop and restart the SharePoint services automatically. This must be done for FSSP to become active. Click Next to have Setup perform this step, or click Skip to manually perform this step at a later time. Until the service has been started or restarted, FSSP cannot scan files.

  7. When you are informed that the installation was successful, click Next to perform another remote installation, or click Cancel to exit the installation program.

    Upon installation, Forefront Security for SharePoint is configured to allow everyone access to FSCController. To change the security settings to restrict access to FSCController, you need to use DCOMCNFG to modify the security settings. You must also assign right to the \Data directory. For more information about securing access to FSCController, see the "Forefront Security for SharePoint services" chapter in the Forefront Security for SharePoint User Guide.