You may be unable to manage your Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE) antispam settings even though the feature has been enabled. You may receive a warning message indicating that management of antispam is not yet enabled.

To diagnose this issue, access the Forefront Management Shell (click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Forefront Server Protection, and then click Forefront Management Shell) and type the following Windows PowerShell command:


This returns a value for ExchangeManagementAvailable. If this value is false, Exchange integration has not yet been achieved. This could be due to the following causes:

If FPE fails to successfully install due to a missing Hygiene Management role group, follow the Exchange instructions for running the AD preparation tool. For more information, consult your Exchange server documentation.