About components and prerequisites

Applies To: Forefront Client Security

This guide assumes that you have a working knowledge of Client Security prerequisites, including Microsoft Windows Server® 2003, Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, Microsoft SQL Server™ 2005, SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Although some basic information about these products is included in the guide, this guide does not replace the documentation for these products or formal training.

For troubleshooting information about this software, see the following:

The server portion of Client Security consists of the following components.

Component Software used

Distribution server

  • WSUS 3.0 or WSUS 2.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0

  • For storing downloaded updates, SQL Server 2000 (for WSUS 2.0 SP1) or SQL Server 2005 SP1 (for WSUS 3.0); or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE)

  • Client Security Update Assistant

Management server

  • Client Security Antimalware Service

  • Client Security State Assessment Service

  • MOM Operator console

  • MOM Administrator console

  • Client Security Management Service

  • Microsoft Forefront Client Security Console

  • Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0 and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Collection server

  • MOM Server 2005 SP1

  • MOM Operator console

  • MOM Administrator console

Reporting server

  • IIS 6.0 with ASP.NET

  • SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

  • MOM Reporting Services

Collection database server

  • SQL Server 2005 SP1

  • Collection server database (also referred to as the OnePoint database)

Reporting database server

  • SQL Server 2005 SP1

  • Reporting database (also referred to as the SystemCenterReporting or Datawarehouse database)