Thursday, July 1, 2010

Microsoft Forefront Client Install Wihtout Centralized Server

I was recently looking around for an Anti-Virus solution for Windows Server 2008.  I had tried downloading Microsoft Forefront Client before but when I ran the setup it wanted me to install a ton of server components... so where is the client part of all this?  What I wanted was a simple anti-virus software that uses windows update to get all my new virus definitions.

To do this just run the install the client from the cd using the /NOMOM switch.  This install the client but uses Windows Update to get all the virus definitions.

Open a Command Prompt using the "Run as administrator" option.  Then run one of the following commands based upon your server OS being 32 or 64 bit.

32-bit

[CD]:\CLIENT\CLIENTSETUP.EXE /NOMOM

64-bit
[CD]:\CLIENT\X64\CLIENTSETUP.EXE /NOMOM

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