Deploy FEP 2010 without SCCM


Deploy Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 installation without System Center Configuration Manager.

It was quite shocking when I learned FEP2010 can’t install without SCCM since we have already purchase the license.

I discover later that FEP 2010 can be installed by GPO, scheduled tasks and the downside is that it requires Windows Vista or higher.

If you’re not using SCCM and want to deploy FEP without SCCM, you will lose the management (predefined template in SCCM) and lack of reporting and alerting functionalities.

Instillation:
You can install manually on your PC/Server by double click on FEPclient.exe from installation media (eg. D:\FEP2010_en-us\FEP2010_en-us\x64\client)

You can use the following install switches for FEPclient.exe

Description
/s Specifies that a silent Setup should be performed.
/q Specifies that a silent extraction of the Setup files should be performed.
/i Specifies that a normal installation should be performed.
/noreplace Specifies that third-party software uninstallation is not performed during Setup.
/policy Specifies a policy file to be used to configure the client software during installation.
/sqmoptin Specifies that this client software installation is opted in to the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program.
/nofw Specifies that the firewall should not be enabled during install.

Tested on: Win7 64-bit, Windows 2008 R2 SP1

Example with policy:
C:\FEP\fepinstall.exe /S /Policy C:\fep\policy\server.xml
Please see following TechNet link for policy export.

More info:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg412477.aspx

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About Robiul

Robiul has 15 years of continuous successful career experience in ICT with extensive background in System Engineering, IT infrastructure design, operations and service delivery, managing IT projects / MIS functions for local and multi-national companies with in-depth knowledge of multiple operating systems as well as construct / manage small to medium size Data Center. Proven ability to design and implement medium to semi-large scale LAN/WAN/WLAN and system infrastructures. Academic qualification: Master of Science in Information Systems. Professional certifications are: MCSE, CCNA, ITIL and FoundStone Security Professional, VCP, NetAPP, CISSP etc.
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