Forefront Client Security and SCCM 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We currently have a full installation of System Center 2007 Configuration Manager. I would like to use Forefront Client Security with in our network.

    1. Do I really need to do a full Forefront installation, or is there a light configuration for Forefront to use both systems in conjuntion with each other? What I am trying not to do in to have a MOM infrastructure, and a SCCM infrastructure.
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 8:03 PM

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  • Hey TMarchione,

    Not sure if you meant SCOM 2007 (MOM 2005's upgrade) or SCCM 2007? SCCM 2007 is effective is pushing out the FCS client, but is not capable of monitoring FCS. As of now, MOM 2005 is the only solution that works with FCS to monitor clients; SCOM 2007 will be officially supported when FCS: Sterling is fully released. 

    In the mean time, MOM 2005 and SCOM 2007 clients can run side-by-side if you need the backwards compatibility of MOM 2005 for FCS and the advanced features of SCOM 2007 to monitor your servers and clients. Hope this helps. 

    Juan Carbonell MCSE: Security 2003, MCTS: SCOM 2007, Security+
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:55 AM
  • Hi,
    You don't need a MOM 2005 infrastructure deployed for FCS 1.0 SP1. The FCS client leverages the MOM agent for reporting. When you install the FCS server components (Management Server, etc.), it installs MOM 2005 automatically as part of the install.

    If you currently using SCCM infrastructure and you want to implement FCS, it is recommended that you have a shared WSUS infrastructure between the two.

    Below are some links that are helpful on this topic:

    Supported configurations for using WSUS to distribute Forefront Client Security Definition updates within SCCM 2007



    Deploying Forefront Client Security Using SCCM 2007 – Step-By-Step



    Deploying FCS definition updates with a shared System Center Configuration Manager WSUS infrastructure


    Matthew Tinnney (206) 778 4432 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/3/b81/371
    Monday, April 6, 2009 11:00 PM