Updated: January 1, 2011
Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection
Once you have finished configuring and deploying policies, you are ready to deploy Forefront Endpoint Protection to client computers. You can deploy in two ways:
By distributing the client installation packages using Configuration Manager. For instructions, see Deploying by Using Configuration Manager Packages.
By manually running the installation wizard on the client computer. For instructions, see Deploying Manually and Deploying the Client Software by Using the Command Prompt.
Regardless of the method you use to run the installation program, the program checks for and uninstalls the following antimalware clients:
Symantec Endpoint Protection version 11
Symantec Corporate Edition version 10
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8.5 and version 8.7
Trend Micro OfficeScan version 8.0 and version 10.0
Forefront Client Security version 1 including the Operations Manager agent
If the previously installed antimalware client has a tamper protection feature enabled, for example, if the software is password protected, you need to disable that tamper protection before you can install Forefront Endpoint Protection. Otherwise, the Forefront Endpoint Protection installation program will not be able to uninstall the existing antimalware client. See the documentation for the previously installed antimalware client for information about tamper protection or other settings you may need to configure before you can successfully uninstall the software.
In addition, if you use a mechanism to automatically distribute and install antimalware to your client computers, you need to disable automatic installation before you install Forefront Endpoint Protection. For example, if you use WSUS to distribute Forefront Client Security (FCS) to your endpoints, before you install Forefront Endpoint Protection, you need to configure WSUS to not automatically reinstall FCS.