Installing Using Basic with a Remote Reporting Database Setup

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

This topic provides step-by-step instructions for installing Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) using a basic topology with remote reporting database.

Before you install FEP on a server, make sure that your environment meets all the minimum requirements. For more information, see Prerequisites for Installing Forefront Endpoint Protection on a Server.

  1. On the computer which the Configuration Manager site server is installed, insert the FEP DVD into the DVD drive, or manually run splash.hta from the autorun folder in the root of the DVD.

  2. Select your preferred language, and then click FEP 2010.

    The Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Server Setup wizard opens.

  3. On the Welcome page:

    1. In the Name box, type your name.

    2. In the Organization box, type the name of your organization, and then click Next.

  4. On the Microsoft Software License Terms page, review the license agreement. If you accept the terms and conditions, select the I accept the software license terms check box, and then click Next.

  5. On the Installation Options page, select Basic topology with remote reporting database, and then click Next.

  6. On the Reporting Configuration page:

    1. Under Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Reporting Database settings:

      1. In the Computer box, verify the name of the reporting database computer.

      2. In the Instance box, verify the name of the reporting database instance.

      3. In the Database name box, accept the default name of the reporting database.

      4. If you are reinstalling and you want to reuse the existing database, select the Reuse existing database check box.

        If you select this option, you must use the original database name and verify that it exists on the specified SQL Server instance on the specified computer.

    2. Under SQL Reporting Services reporting execution account:

      1. In the URL box, verify the URL of your reporting server.

      2. In the User name box, verify the name of user account that is used to connect to the reporting server.

        If you specify a domain administrator account, a warning message appears.

      3. In the Password box, type the password for the specified user account, and then click Next.

  7. On the Updates and Customer Experience Options page:

    • If you want to update your FEP installation automatically, select the Use Microsoft Update to keep my products up to date check box.

    • If you want to participate in improving the product by anonymously providing hardware and usage information, select the Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program option, and then click Next.

  8. On the Microsoft SpyNet Policy Configuration page:

    • If you want to participate in improving the antimalware abilities of the FEP client by providing basic telemetry information about detected malware, select the Join Microsoft SpyNet check box, and then click Basic SpyNet membership. This option is selected by default.

    • If, in addition to the basic SpyNet membership, you want to provide advanced telemetry information about potential malware, select the Join Microsoft SpyNet check box, click Advanced SpyNet membership, and then click Next.

      These options affect the settings in the FEP default policies. For information about modifying policies, see Configuring Client Settings by Using Policies.

  9. On the Installation Location page, specify the root folder for the installation, and then click Next.

  10. On the Prerequisites Verification page, review the verification results, and then click Next. If there are verifications that failed, in the row of each failed verification, in the Details column, click More to determine the cause, and then take appropriate action.

  11. On the Setup Summary page, review the details, and then click Install.

    The Installation page shows the installation progress of each installation item. When the installation successfully completes, click Next.

    If you are prompted to restart your computer, you must wait for Setup to complete before restarting.

  12. On the Installation Complete page, click Finish.

    As part of the FEP installation, the FEP client is installed with customized settings on the Configuration Manager Site Server. If the Configuration Manager agent is installed on this server, or you did not install Configuration Manager or SQL Server using the default locations, or you did not use the default SQL Server instance, you must recreate or modify the customized settings. For more information, see Configuring the Client Software on a Configuration Manager Site Server.

Once you have completed the installation, you should validate the installation. For more information, see Validating the Installation.