Solved

Forefront Client Security on non-ad machines.

Posted on 2010-11-30
4
333 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
We're looking to replace our McAfee EPO with MS Forefront Client Security.   I'm hoping to retain the functionality of our EPO with it's various reports and management of clients.  It looks like the FCS Console does all the same stuff, but  I can't figure out how to get the non-ad joined machines to report to our Forefront Console and get its updates from our WSUS server.  

I guess I expected it to be as easy as install the client with the /nomom option and edit appropriate registry keys to 'point' at our console server.

and ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:MU-IT
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 34241350
Modify the script found here

http://msmvps.com/blogs/athif/pages/Manually-Configure-WUA.aspx


============ START Script Code===========
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"WUServer"="http://YOUR-WSUS-SERVER"
"WUStatusServer"="http://YOUR-WSUS-SERVER"
"TargetGroupEnabled"=dword:00000001
"TargetGroup"="IT Department"
"ElevateNonAdmins"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000000
"AUOptions"=dword:00000004
"ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000
"ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:0000000a
"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001
"AutoInstallMinorUpdates"=dword:00000001
"RebootRelaunchTimeoutEnabled"=dword:00000001
"RebootRelaunchTimeout"=dword:0000003c
"RescheduleWaitTimeEnabled"=dword:00000001
"RescheduleWaitTime"=dword:0000000f
"DetectionFrequencyEnabled"=dword:00000001
"RebootWarningTimeoutEnabled"=dword:00000001
"RebootWarningTimeout"=dword:0000001e
"UseWUServer"=dword:00000001
"NoAUShutdownOption"=dword:00000000
"NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption"=dword:00000000
============ END Script Code===========

0
 

Author Comment

by:MU-IT
ID: 34241450
Ok, We use similar to point our non-ad machines to WSUS, and it works well... but how does that script do anything for the Forefront Client Security Console?
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
ID: 34241513
Not entirely sure about the console, but they would at minimum get their definition updates from the WSUS server
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:MU-IT
ID: 34701906
not 100% what I wanted, but as good as it gets in non-ad environments, I guess.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

It’s the first day of March, the weather is starting to warm up and the excitement of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday can be felt throughout the world.
This article demonstrates probably the easiest way to configure domain-wide tier isolation within Active Directory. If you do not know tier isolation read https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/security/securing-privileged-access/s…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question