Installing Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is not a very difficult. The preparation on the other hand, asks for the necessary attention. Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 needs Configuration Manager for distribution, updating and management. You will first need to install Configuration Manager.

Pre-requirements Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010. 


Minimum 2 GB

Disk space

  • Forefront Endpoint Protection server: 1 GB
  • Forefront Endpoint Protection database: 6 GB
  • Forefront Endpoint Protection reporting database: 6 GB

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Internet Information Server

  • IIS with
    • Static Content
    • Default Document
    • Directory Browsing
    • HTTP Errors
    • HTTP Redirection
  • Windows Authentication
  • IIS 6.0 management Compatibility
  • BITS
  • WebDav

SQL server version

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard or Enterprise Editions, with Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise Editions

SQL server components

  • SQL Database Services
  • Analysis Services
  • Integration Services
  • Reporting Services
  • SQL Server Agent
  • Windows Authentication

SQL cluster server configuration

  • If you use SQL cluster you need a Domain Account for SQL
  • Integration Services must be present on all nodes


  • Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2005
  • WSUS 3.0 SP1

!! Please note!! Don’t run the WSUS wizard.

Configuration Manager

  • Configuration Manager 2007 SP2
  • Configuration Manager 2007 R2
  • Configuration Manager components
    • Hardware Inventory
    • Software Distribution
    • Desired Configuration Management

Additional software

  • Microsoft Windows Installer version 3.1
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1


· SQL Service Account


Install Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010


After you installed Configuration Manager and all Pre-requirements you can start installing Forefront Endpoint Protection . It takes 1 step to install Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

  1. Start the setup with: serversetup .exe.
  2. On the Welcome  page,  enter a Name and  your Organization .
  3. <Next>.
  4. <accept> the License Agreement
  5. < Next >
  6. topology, select a topology
  7. <Next>.
  8. On the Reporting Database Configuration page:
    1. In the URL boxes enter the URL of the SQL reporting server.
    2. In the User name boxes please enter an user name  that cab make a connection to the report server.
    3. In the Password boxes, type the password.
  9. On the Updates and Customer Experience Options page to make a selection
  10.  <Next> 
  11. On the SpyNet Policy Configuration page choose for Advanced SpyNet membership. By participating in the SpyNet network you help Microsoft with finding antimalware. 
  12.  <Next> 
  13. On the Installation Location page you can specify the location where you want to install FPE 2010. 
  14.  <Next>
    1. You will receive a Prerequisites Verification. Before the installation actually starts, the setup will verify your system if it meets the requirements. 
  15. <Next> 
    1. Setup Summary gives an overview of the setup. This is the final moment that you still can change something. 
  16. <Next>

 Now Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 will be installed. This takes some time, so start taking a  a coffee break.

 Martijn Bellaard

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