Its pedigree includes the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM), Group Policy Objects (GPOs), and Microsoft SQL Server 2005, as well as work done by the Microsoft Product Support Services Security Response team, which is behind the malware definitions used by Windows Defender and Windows Live One Care.
Forefront Client Security incorporates Windows Defender's real-time protection agents to watch for suspicious activities, such as whether new programs are configured to autostart, and to monitor changes to the Microsoft Internet Explorer configuration.
In addition, the new product will leverage System Cent, er 2012 Configuration Manager's more "user centric" approach.
It is still necessary to run software update synchronization to synchronize the latest Forefront Endpoint Protection definition update into the Configuration Manager database before you run this tool.
Had an old Windows 2000 server that Forefront Client Security (client version 1.5.1996.0) would not update on.
FCS uses the Windows Update mechanism to get its new definitions.
It will add the latest Forefront Endpoint Protection definition update into Assignment “FEPDeployment” and Package “FEP” and refresh the Distribution Points if any updates were made to the deployment package.
Note: This tool will only download the latest Forefront Endpoint Protection definition update and add it to the existing deployment and package.