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FEP 2010 with Configuration Manager 2007 – Part 1

In case you’ve not yet heard, the new ForeFront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) which was released some 1 month ago is the security and antimalware solution integrated into System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2007. However, today we are only going to cover the integration to Configuration Manager. In this first part of my series, I will be covering the installation portion of it.

First up, the prerequisites. If you already have an existing installation of Configuration Manager, make sure your Configuration Manager environment is at Service Pack 2 with R2 or R3. On top of that here’s the additional pre-requisites that I needed for the FEP 2010 installation. You need to re-run the SQL installation to add the additional features if not already installed.

  • SQL Server Analysis Services
  • SQL Server Integration Services
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (I have this already present in my ConfigMgr installation)
  • SQL Server Agent (make sure you set this service to automatically start)
  • Configuration Manager Hotfix KB2271736
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (you should already have this with your WS08 R2)

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Start the installation by running the serversetup.exe

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Your name and organization, then click Next.

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Accept the EULA then click Next.

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Use the Advanced topology installation.

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Click to select all the options to install.

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Click Next with the default values.

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Make sure you enter the correct credentials, then click Next.

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This is just a warning. You can click OK to continue.

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This is up to you. I selected to use Microsoft Update and to join the Customer Experience Improvement Program.

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Select whether you want to join the Microsoft SpyNet using either basic or advanced membership.

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Select your path, then click Next.

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If you got everything covered, you should pass all the prerequisite checks.

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Summary, click Install.

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Watch the installation progress 🙂

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Choose whether you want to launch the SCCM console after the installation and check for updates. Click Finish and you’re done 🙂 Tune in for my next part as I walk you through the operations of the console.

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Enjoy!!!

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3 responses

  1. Ashish

    Hi King,
    This was really a great blog, i am in system center support and this has really helped a lot in understanding upcoming issues with FEP integration

    Ashish Kumar
    System Center Support

    March 20, 2011 at 3:46 pm

  2. Help

    Any1 can tell me how now i can install fep to other pc from pc in which i have installed FEP server with configuration manager?

    July 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    • Hi Help,

      Are you refering to getting the FEP installed on all the computers? If yes, you should see 3 new packages created. One of them is called FEP Deployment. That’s the package that you should advertise out to your client computers. Good luck.

      July 12, 2011 at 12:52 am

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