Microsoft forefront not updating client
Updates to anti-malware definitions take place regularly via the University's WSUS service or Microsoft Update.The guidance below is for Forefront Endpoint Protection, the function and use of Forefront Client Security is very similar.Figure 1 is a sample screen showing the dashboard interface.Figure 1: The Dashboard view in Microsoft Forefront Client Security You can also run several detailed reports that actually use an embedded light version of Microsoft Operations Manager to get a comprehensive view of client deployment, malware infections and status, a summary of the overall security state of the network and details on the overall security of client computers.When you define a policy, you can control most facets of security configuration on a specific computer.For example, you can define the following: Figure 2 shows one part of the policy configuration interface.
Using Forefront Client Security, you can deploy policies that are consumed by the client product, which incidentally look a lot like Windows Defender.
We are currently transitioning the University's Windows Desktops, Laptops and Servers from Microsoft Forefront Client Security to Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP).
Both applications provide unified, real-time malware protection, protecting systems against the threat of malware including viruses, worms, trojans and spyware.
Please note that Microsoft Security Essentials can only be installed on Windows Vista and Windows 7, as on more recent Windows iterations it is superseded by Windows Defender.
Therefore, you should point to the Windows Defender Definition Updates if you are running Windows 8 or higher.