Prerequisites for Deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) on a Client.

Operating systems

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 (x86 or x64) or later versions
    • Windows Vista® (x86 or x64) or later versions
      • Windows 7 (x86 or x64)
      • Windows 7 XP mode
      • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (x86 or x64) or later versions
        • Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 or x64) or later versions
          • Windows Server 2008 (x86 or x64) or later versions
            • Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core (x64)
              • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) or later versions

              On the following operating systems, the Forefront Endpoint Protection client software can be installed manually. However, policies cannot be applied to them, nor can they be centrally managed by Forefront Endpoint Protection.

              • Windows XP Home Edition
                • Windows Vista Basic
                  • Windows Vista Home Premium
                    • Windows 7 Starter
                    • Windows 7 Home Premium

                    Available disk space

                    • 255 MB

                    Additional requirements

                    Competitive uninstall

                    The client installation checks for and uninstalls the following existing antimalware clients:

                    • Symantec Endpoint Protection version 11
                    • Symantec Corporate Edition version 10
                    • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise version 8.5 and version 8.7 and its agent
                    • Forefront Client Security version 1 and the Operations Manager agent
                    • TrendMicro OfficeScan version 8 and version 10

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