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  • I need a antivirus software for Windows 2012 server.

    Someone says SCEP but I think that will only work when SP1 for SC2012 is published.
    Does anyone now a 3rd party product?

    Regards
    MHem

    Friday, October 12, 2012 11:14 AM

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  • Try it:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials


    Danilo Gonçalves | MCSA | Windows Server 2008 R2 and MCITP - Virtualization Administrator


    Friday, October 12, 2012 3:26 PM
  • Security Essentials is for the Client OS, and does not install in Server products. I believe the Microsoft solution for Server OS is Forefront.

    • Edited by Matakaheru Friday, October 12, 2012 4:15 PM
    Friday, October 12, 2012 4:14 PM
  • Hi there -

    Matakaheru is correct about MS Forefront, and you can find out more about the product here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/forefront/default.aspx

    Thanks -


    James McIllece

    Friday, October 12, 2012 7:34 PM
  • I know about Security Essentials and FEP/SCEP is not supported for Windows 2012 server yet, I believe.

    I need a 3rd party antivirus software.
    Thanks
    MHem

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 8:49 AM
  • Hello,

    Download SCCM 2012 trial here, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/configuration-manager-2012-trial.aspx

    Then, go to the SMSSetup\Client folder and run SCEPInstall.exe for System Center 2012 EndPoint Protection Manager.

    It will get you protected.


    MCTS, 2008R2 Server Virtualization http://www.erkanaksoy.com

    • Proposed as answer by ErkanAksoy10 Saturday, October 13, 2012 6:42 PM
    • Marked as answer by Yan Li_ Friday, October 19, 2012 1:54 AM
    Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:49 AM
  • Hi,

    In addition, similar threads for you to refer to:

    What  antivirus is compatbile with Windows Server 2012        

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserver8gen/thread/2be75faa-a4e8-4f37-b105-52acb967d864

    What is the recommended anti-virus software for WS 12

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserver8gen/thread/0510ca97-a09b-482e-840b-c3ff9bf1f436

    Regards,

    Yan Li


    Yan Li

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Yan Li_ Friday, October 19, 2012 1:54 AM
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 7:55 AM
  • Wait six months and some company will have a product that works with S2012, hopefully,
     
    Powershell Nerds Rule!!

    I need a antivirus software for Windows 2012 server.

    Someone says SCEP but I think that will only work when SP1 for SC2012 is published.
    Does anyone now a 3rd party product?

    Regards
    MHem


    Tomás Mason
    • Proposed as answer by CTrenkwalder Monday, February 11, 2013 2:34 PM
    Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:31 AM
  • Nice one thanks. Installs and runs BUT will not update. Any ideas..

    Should Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 install ? Or does it need a SP1 ?

    • Edited by Lord Melch Saturday, November 3, 2012 5:07 PM
    Friday, November 2, 2012 10:51 AM
  • You’re totally right, SC2012 includes the MS antivirus solution for WS2012.

    Unfortunately SC2012/Endpoint Protection is not supported on WS2012 until SC2012 SP1 reaches RTM.

    SC2012 is not currently a solution to the problem, so mentioning it at all is just a waste of time until it is fully supported.

    SC2012 SP1 is in Beta, but sadly there is no rollup path from Beta to RTM without a complete removal of the beta then deployment of RTM. This is no small task!

    MS dropped the ball on this one!

    WS2012 should have been held back until SC2012 SP1 could FULLY support it!

    TrenMicro have products for protection of WS2012.

    Saturday, December 22, 2012 8:10 PM
  • SC2012 with SP1 has been released to TechNet- just looked there and it's available.

    GA is supposed to be in January.


    • Edited by Quiggles Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:08 PM
    Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:08 PM
  • Although it has to be said I'm not entirely sure how to install the endpoint protection on it's own, it's not clear if this is possible.

    I tried going to the "SMSSetup\Client folder and run SCEPInstall.exe " but I get the message that "System Server 2012 Endpoint protection cannot be installed on your operating system"  error code 0x8004ff04 

    I'm running Server 2012 Essentials, so maybe 2012 junior isn't supported :(

    Saturday, December 29, 2012 7:16 PM
  • Download and use for free, no trial, try Qihoo 360 Antivirus. Works well on my Windows 2012 R2 Server:

    http://www.360safe.com/


    better than nothing.
    • Edited by Vacerias Friday, January 31, 2014 12:58 PM
    Friday, January 31, 2014 12:55 PM
  • Vacerias, did you actually get this to work? I was able to install it on WS2012 but it won't let me turn on the active components as it doesn't support my version of Windows. Manual scans work though.
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:21 PM
  • Thank you, works like a charm.
    Saturday, March 12, 2016 1:54 PM
  • yes it does. You need to use cmd  to perform MSE installation.
    Monday, January 20, 2020 1:40 AM