Storage Considerations

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

When sizing your databases for Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, ensure that you account for the projected size of your databases based on the following factors:

  • Number of client computers in your organization

  • The number of days for which you want to keep data, called the retention period

  • The average number of Configuration Manager collections to which each client computer belongs

  • The average projected or historical number of detections per client computer per day

To make it easier to predict the FEP reporting database size, you can use the FEP 2010 Data Warehouse Space Capacity Planning worksheet. For more information about this worksheet and to download it, see FEP Capacity Planning Worksheet (