Installing on a local server


Applies to: Forefront Security for SharePoint

Forefront for SharePoint is always installed on your SharePoint front-end or stand-alone server. To install Forefront Security for SharePoint on a local SharePoint Portal Server computer or on a computer running Windows SharePoint Services (formerly known as SharePoint Team Services), you will need to log on to the local computer using an account that has administrator rights (so that Setup can perform necessary service registrations). Click Next to continue after filling out a screen, unless otherwise directed.

To install Forefront Security for SharePoint on a local SharePoint server

  1. Run the Setup.exe file, which is available on your CD image or from the self-extracting package available at the Microsoft Volume Licensing Download Center.

  2. Follow the initial setup dialog boxes until you are prompted by the Installation Location dialog box. Select Local Installation.

  3. On the Installation Type screen, select Full Installation. At this point, Setup will verify that SharePoint Portal Server or Windows SharePoint Services is installed.

  4. Setup checks to see if you have the correct version of the Windows Update Agent. If you do not have the correct version, at the end of the installation you are directed to the Microsoft Update Web site to do the opt-in manually. If you do have the correct version, Setup then checks if Microsoft Update is enabled. If it is not, the Use Microsoft Update dialog box appears, permitting you to enable it.

  5. On the Choose Destination Location screen, either accept the default destination folder for the product, or click Browse to select a different one.

    Default – 64-bit architecture: Program Files(x86)\Microsoft Forefront Security\SharePoint

    Default – 32-bit architecture: Program Files\Microsoft Forefront Security\SharePoint

  6. Choose the Start menu program folder.

    Default: Forefront Security for SharePoint

  7. Enter the account to be used for remote SharePoint database access. This account must be a member of the local Administrators group on which SharePoint Portal Server is installed (one who is a local administrator on the Web server and who has System Administrator rights on the database server). The user name must be entered in the following format:

    <domain or server name\user name>

  8. On the Start Copying Files screen, review the data presented to you. If any changes have to be made, use the Back button to navigate to the screen to be changed. Otherwise, click Next to begin the installation. A progress bar indicates that the files are being copied.

  9. After installation is complete, Setup can stop and restart the SharePoint services automatically. Click Next to have Setup perform this step or click Skip to manually perform this step at a later time. Until the service has been started, FSSP cannot scan files.

  10. As in most installations, Setup updates shared Microsoft files on your computer. If you are prompted to restart the computer, you do not have to do that immediately, but it may be necessary for certain Forefront Security features to work correctly.

  11. View the ReadMe file.