Evaluation version


Applies to: Forefront Security for Exchange Server

Topic Last Modified: 2007-12-25

Microsoft provides a fully functional version of Forefront Security for Exchange Server for a 120-day evaluation. If you have a product key and enter it during installation, the product becomes a fully licensed subscription version. If not, it remains an evaluation version.

After 120 days, the evaluation version of FSE continues to operate and report detected files. It does, however, cease to clean, delete, and purge files (that is, the action for all virus detection is reset to Skip: detect only). All filters (file, content, and keyword) also have their actions set to Skip: detect only. Finally, the Allowed Sender lists are disabled and scan engines no longer update.

To subsequently convert an evaluation version to a subscription version, enter a product key using the Forefront Server Security Administrator, by selecting Register Forefront Server from the Help menu.