FEP and Windows Server 2012....


  • I installed Windows Server 2012 (member server) and plan to install FEP 2010 (?)  on the same box as its antivirus solution. I have never installed\used FEP so can it do what I am trying? (Things don't always work out as I would plan. For example, I found out already that the Server needs to belong to the domain before I can even install FEP! Didn't expect that one. Maybe it's also assumed that System Center is up and running. You tell me);



    • Edited by edm2 Monday, November 19, 2012 7:00 PM edit
    Monday, November 19, 2012 6:48 PM


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  • Hi,

    Server 2012 is not supported as an OS to install FEP 2010 Server on, with the latest update it can be a client but not install the FEP Server 2010 in Server 2012 and yes it requires that Configuration Manager 2007 is installed already which also doesn't support Server 2012.
    I would recommend that you have a look att SCCM 2012 where Endpoint Protection is integrated in the Product and q1 2013 it will support server 2012 as well.


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    • Proposed as answer by Bechir Gharbi Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:31 AM
    Monday, November 19, 2012 7:59 PM
  • Thank you for clarifying things.


    Monday, November 19, 2012 9:18 PM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for the post.

    Yes, you can install the Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 client on a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 with this hotfix: And to install FEP 2010 on a client, you may refer to this prerequisites:


    Nick Gu - MSFT

    • Marked as answer by edm2 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:00 PM
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:46 AM
  • Nick,

    Thanks for the info. I'll try it.


    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:00 PM