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Information about the new antivirus engine for Forefront and Antigen products

September 29th, 2010 Comments off

Microsoft is upgrading the multi-engine protection in all Forefront server security products to support a newer version of the antivirus engine.  The newer version will provide customers with improved scanning times and reduced signature file size. The new engine replaces the older engine. 

This new engine publishes update files in a subdirectory – the first engine in the Forefront engine mix to do so.  In order to accommodate this new publishing model, Microsoft is releasing a series of roll-ups that will:

        Include the new antivirus engine

        Ensure that any engine that publishes update files in a subdirectory will update correctly

Customers must install the rollups by Jan. 31, 2011.

 

Krishnan Venkatasubramanian

Senior Program Manager, Forefront Server Protection

 

Information about the new antivirus engine for Forefront and Antigen products

September 29th, 2010 No comments

Microsoft is upgrading the multi-engine protection in all Forefront server security products to support a newer version of the antivirus engine.  The newer version will provide customers with improved scanning times and reduced signature file size. The new engine replaces the older engine. 

This new engine publishes update files in a subdirectory – the first engine in the Forefront engine mix to do so.  In order to accommodate this new publishing model, Microsoft is releasing a series of roll-ups that will:

        Include the new antivirus engine

        Ensure that any engine that publishes update files in a subdirectory will update correctly

Customers must install the rollups by Jan. 31, 2011.

 

Krishnan Venkatasubramanian

Senior Program Manager, Forefront Server Protection

 

Information about the new antivirus engine for Forefront and Antigen products

September 29th, 2010 No comments

Microsoft is upgrading the multi-engine protection in all Forefront server security products to support a newer version of the antivirus engine.  The newer version will provide customers with improved scanning times and reduced signature file size. The new engine replaces the older engine. 

This new engine publishes update files in a subdirectory – the first engine in the Forefront engine mix to do so.  In order to accommodate this new publishing model, Microsoft is releasing a series of roll-ups that will:

        Include the new antivirus engine

        Ensure that any engine that publishes update files in a subdirectory will update correctly

Customers must install the rollups by Jan. 31, 2011.

 

Krishnan Venkatasubramanian

Senior Program Manager, Forefront Server Protection

 

Information about the new antivirus engine for Forefront and Antigen products

September 29th, 2010 No comments

Microsoft is upgrading the multi-engine protection in all Forefront server security products to support a newer version of the antivirus engine.  The newer version will provide customers with improved scanning times and reduced signature file size. The new engine replaces the older engine. 

This new engine publishes update files in a subdirectory – the first engine in the Forefront engine mix to do so.  In order to accommodate this new publishing model, Microsoft is releasing a series of roll-ups that will:

        Include the new antivirus engine

        Ensure that any engine that publishes update files in a subdirectory will update correctly

Customers must install the rollups by Jan. 31, 2011.

 

Krishnan Venkatasubramanian

Senior Program Manager, Forefront Server Protection

 

Problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing FSSMC Hotfix Rollup 5 and FSE Service Pack 2 Rollup 2

September 15th, 2010 No comments

Some customers have reported problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) Hotfix Rollup 5 and the Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) Service Pack 2 Rollup 2.

The basic symptom is that antivirus engine updates fail. If you are experiencing this problem, please refer to the Microsoft support KB article #2410444 for information on how to resolve the problem. The KB will guide you through steps that will enable FSE to use the previous version of the antivirus engine and updates until a permanent fix is created.

If you continue having problems after trying the measures in the KB article, you should contact CSS for additional help.

Michel LaFantano

BPSG iX

Problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing FSSMC Hotfix Rollup 5 and FSE Service Pack 2 Rollup 2

September 15th, 2010 No comments

Some customers have reported problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) Hotfix Rollup 5 and the Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) Service Pack 2 Rollup 2.

The basic symptom is that antivirus engine updates fail. If you are experiencing this problem, please refer to the Microsoft support KB article #2410444 for information on how to resolve the problem. The KB will guide you through steps that will enable FSE to use the previous version of the antivirus engine and updates until a permanent fix is created.

If you continue having problems after trying the measures in the KB article, you should contact CSS for additional help.

Michel LaFantano

BPSG iX

Problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing FSSMC Hotfix Rollup 5 and FSE Service Pack 2 Rollup 2

September 15th, 2010 Comments off

Some customers have reported problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) Hotfix Rollup 5 and the Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) Service Pack 2 Rollup 2.

The basic symptom is that antivirus engine updates fail. If you are experiencing this problem, please refer to the Microsoft support KB article #2410444 for information on how to resolve the problem. The KB will guide you through steps that will enable FSE to use the previous version of the antivirus engine and updates until a permanent fix is created.

If you continue having problems after trying the measures in the KB article, you should contact CSS for additional help.

Michel LaFantano

BPSG iX

Problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing FSSMC Hotfix Rollup 5 and FSE Service Pack 2 Rollup 2

September 15th, 2010 No comments

Some customers have reported problems downloading updates for the antivirus engine after installing the Forefront Server Security Management Console (FSSMC) Hotfix Rollup 5 and the Forefront Security for Exchange Server (FSE) Service Pack 2 Rollup 2.

The basic symptom is that antivirus engine updates fail. If you are experiencing this problem, please refer to the Microsoft support KB article #2410444 for information on how to resolve the problem. The KB will guide you through steps that will enable FSE to use the previous version of the antivirus engine and updates until a permanent fix is created.

If you continue having problems after trying the measures in the KB article, you should contact CSS for additional help.

Michel LaFantano

BPSG iX

Manually updating engines and definitions in Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and SharePoint

July 30th, 2010 Comments off

Hello,

 

We get quite a few calls from administrators who ask if they can manually update their Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) and Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint scan engines.

 Well, the short answer is yes, but the long answer is a bit longer, so in order to provide guidance to those of you who wish to manually update the FPE/FPSP scan engines and definitions as part of your Forefront Protection defense strategies, Microsoft has provided a comprehensive set of instructions via the following Knowledge Base article:

 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2292741

 So, whatever your reason for not using automatic updating, you can follow the steps outlined in the KB to manually update Forefront Protection’s scan engines.

 Included in the KB is a sample PowerShell script that you can customize to synch with your specific network parameters and adjust to your environmental needs.

 Regards,

Robert McCarthy

Support Engineer – Microsoft Security

Hotfix Rollup 2 for Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 3 is available

July 21st, 2010 Comments off

On behalf of the Forefront Server Security team at Microsoft, I am pleased to announce the release of Hotfix Rollup 2 for Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 3!

On July 20th 2010 Microsoft shipped Hotfix Rollup 2 for Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 3.

For a complete list of the new features and fixes included in this rollup along with directions for download, please see the following Knowledge Base article:

·         Description of Hotfix Rollup 2 for Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 3:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2270645

As the installer runs, server service restarts may be necessary so please plan accordingly when applying this Hotfix Rollup. 

 

Regards,

Robert McCarthy
Microsoft Security