Forefront Server Security Management Console - System Requirements


Applies to: Forefront Server Security Management Console

Topic Last Modified: 2010-06-15

The following sections describe the minimum server requirements and prerequisites necessary for installing the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC).

Note that administrators must have domain rights and local administrator rights. The following are the minimum requirements necessary to install the FSSMC on a server:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP 2 (32-bit) or Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit). Windows Server 2008 or higher is not supported. FSSMC cannot be installed on a 64-bit computer. However, FSSMC (deployed on a 32-bit computer) can manage Forefront server security products that are deployed on 64-bit computers, including Small Business Server (SBS) and Essential Business Server (EBS). Additionally, FSSMC can be deployed on appropriate 32-bit computers running within a Hyper-V virtual environment.  
  • 512 megabytes (MB) of available memory
  • 186 MB of available disk space for prerequisites, which are listed in the Prerequisites section
  • 65 MB of available disk space for the Forefront Server Security Management Console

These are the prerequisites necessary to install the FSSMC. Some must be available before you attempt to install FSSMC. Others will be installed for you if not present.

The following must be present before FSSMC can be installed:

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. For security reasons, it must be installed and updated manually by an administrator.
  • ASP.NET version 2.0
  • SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition, SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, or SQL Server 2000

The following will be installed automatically if not present:

  • .NET Runtime version 2.0
  • Microsoft Message Queue and Message Queuing (also known as MSMQ) Triggers
  • MSXML 6.0