Introduction to the Client Security Planning and Architecture Guide

Applies To: Forefront Client Security

Before deploying Microsoft® Forefront™ Client Security in your environment, it is recommended that you review the Planning and Architecture Guide. The topics provide guidance on the following issues:

  • Meeting system requirements for Client Security servers and client computers

  • Optimizing your deployment for your scale and performance requirements

  • Integrating Client Security into your Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Active Directory® directory service environments

  • Planning your installation and deployment of Client Security

In addition, the topics provide technical details about the Client Security architecture.

Prerequisites and other resources

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 WSUS. Although some basic information about these products is included, this guide does not replace the documentation for these products or formal training.

For detailed information about installing, deploying, and managing Client Security, see the Client Security Deployment Guide ( and the Client Security Administrator's Guide (

For a list of known issues that may affect your ability to deploy and use Client Security, review the Client Security Release Notes (

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