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  • We are interested in running FCS for anti-virus within our small business. I have two questions here.

    Does FCS run on it's own or is there a seperate server-side component thats required (that would also require a seperate purchase)?

    Can FCS run on Server 2008 R2 or is there a special version of Forefront for servers? The server is a general IIS and WSUS server.


    Owner, Quilnet Solutions
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:40 PM

Answers

  • When I tried running setup on a client it kept complaining that Configuration Manager wasn't installed on the system.

    Are you talking about FEP (Forefront Endpoint protection) ??? FCS (Forefront Client Security) does not need to ConfigMgr 2007.

    1# if you talk about FCS, so you can install the client as unmanaged by using clientsetup /NOMOM

    2# if you talk about FEP, if you dont have ConfigMgr so you cannot install the server components. You can install the FEP client (into fep media) on machines and it is possible then to manage them through GPO. Read more about FEP http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff823816.aspx


    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/
    • Marked as answer by Quilnux Thursday, March 24, 2011 8:54 PM
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:51 PM

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  • Hi,

    It's recommended to install FCS on a separate server and there are all its requirements http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb404245.aspx and licencing https://partner.microsoft.com/global/productssolutions/40048441

    FCS server components are not supported on Windows 2008 R2, but the FCS client yes it is.


    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:03 PM
  • Hi,

    It's recommended to install FCS on a separate server and there are all its requirements http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb404245.aspx and licencing https://partner.microsoft.com/global/productssolutions/40048441

    FCS server components are not supported on Windows 2008 R2, but the FCS client yes it is.


    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/
    I also assume that FCS client will not function correctly without a FCS server in the environment, correct?
    Owner, Quilnet Solutions
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 7:44 PM
  • The FCS client will be unmanaged and it will work well of course, but in this situation you will not have a central management and reporting.
    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 11:31 PM
  • Yeah, we're not too worried about central management as much. We are a small business and have only a few computers. Is there any information on getting FCS to work unmanaged? I can only seem to find information on getting it running with a managed environment. When I tried running setup on a client it kept complaining that Configuration Manager wasn't installed on the system.
    Owner, Quilnet Solutions
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:35 PM
  • When I tried running setup on a client it kept complaining that Configuration Manager wasn't installed on the system.

    Are you talking about FEP (Forefront Endpoint protection) ??? FCS (Forefront Client Security) does not need to ConfigMgr 2007.

    1# if you talk about FCS, so you can install the client as unmanaged by using clientsetup /NOMOM

    2# if you talk about FEP, if you dont have ConfigMgr so you cannot install the server components. You can install the FEP client (into fep media) on machines and it is possible then to manage them through GPO. Read more about FEP http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff823816.aspx


    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/
    • Marked as answer by Quilnux Thursday, March 24, 2011 8:54 PM
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:51 PM
  • When I tried running setup on a client it kept complaining that Configuration Manager wasn't installed on the system.

    Are you talking about FEP (Forefront Endpoint protection) ??? FCS (Forefront Client Security) does not need to ConfigMgr 2007.

    ...


    Bechir Gharbi | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bgharbi/

    Interesting... Didn't think about that, we are running FEP. I'll check the FEP links you got in just a bit and see what I come up with. Thanks!
    Owner, Quilnet Solutions
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:04 PM