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FEP Installation – SCCM Inventory No Longer Works

As you may already know, Microsoft’s latest antivirus product, FEP (Forefront Endpoint Protection) integrates very tightly with the Configuration Manager 2007 product.  When we rolled the product out, everything went smoothly throughout the installation process, but once we got the product installed and deployed we started seeing a few issues.

We quickly found that the FEP installation broke SCCM’s Inventory features (Software and Hardware Inventory) in our central site.  The FEP infrastructure is also very dependent on these roles.  We found that none of the FEP collections were being correctly populated, notifications did not work, and report data was not available (FEP dashboard did not have valid data).  However, the FEP client installs via SCCM worked just fine and policy distribution was working as expected; just the features mentioned previously did not work properly.  We found most of our clients were getting tagged as “Locally Removed”, which was not correct.  However, everything continued to function at my child sites, but FEP Server services were not installed in those sites specifically (they are leveraging from the central site).  Clients in our child site, were properly getting marked as deployed, collections were accurate, and reports worked as expected.  After some digging I found the following errors in our Central Site: Read moreRead more