Deploying agents


Applies to: Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint

Topic Last Modified: 2010-03-08

To administer remote computers that have Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint installed, you must deploy Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Operations Manager 2007) agents to them. These agents communicate between the managed servers and Operations Manager 2007.

An agent is an Operations Manager 2007 service that runs on each computer that you want to monitor. The agent captures information from the computer on which it is running, applies predefined rules to the captured data, and performs actions as defined by the rules.

Systems that have had the agents installed are referred to as "agent-managed systems".

Agents are deployed using the Discovery Wizard, which discovers all of the computers that can be managed. You deploy the agents from within the Discovery Wizard, after the computers are discovered.

The Discovery Wizard is accessed from the Administration space. At the bottom of the navigation pane, click Discovery Wizard.

For more information about deploying Operations Manager 2007 agents, refer to the product help and documentation at the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager TechCenter.