To install Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) on a local SharePoint server, you need to have logged on to the local computer by using an account that has administrator rights.

To install on a local server
  1. Double-click the forefrontsharepointsetup.exe file in order to launch the Setup Wizard.

  2. Read the license on the License Agreement page. Click the I agree to the terms of the license agreement and privacy statement check box, and then click Next.

    If you do not have the required prerequisites to install FPSP, you are given instructions about how to obtain the missing features. You do not need to exit the installation program while installing the features.
  3. If the Service Restart page appears, review the list of services about to be restarted, and then click Next. This screen only appears if a service restart may be required in order for FPSP to install.

  4. On the Installation Folders page, specify the following information, and then click Next:

    • In the Program Folder box, either accept the default program folder for the product, or click Browse in order to select a different one. This is the folder into which executable files are placed.

    • In the Data Folder box, either accept the default data folder for the product, or click Browse in order to select a different one. This is the folder into which data files, such as quarantined files and archived files, are placed. It is recommended that you select a drive that has sufficient space to store a large amount of files.

      Do not specify a data folder location that is at the root of any volume where the virtual memory paging file is set, for example C:\. This causes the installation program to fail. You should also not specify the same location for the program folder and the data folder.
  5. If you use a proxy server for engine and definition updates, on the Proxy information page, specify the following information and then click Next:

    1. Select the Use proxy settings check box.

    2. Type the Name or IP address of the proxy server.

    3. Type the Port of the proxy server. The default value is 80.

    4. If your proxy server requires a user name and password, type these values in the Username and Password fields.

  6. On the SharePoint Information page, specify an account and password for database access. This account must be a member of the local Administrators group on the server on which you have installed SharePoint Portal Server, as well as a member of the sysadmin role on the database server (if the database is installed on a separate server).

  7. In the Use Microsoft Update to help keep your computer secure and up-to-date dialog box, select whether you want to Use Microsoft Update to check for updates (recommended). When you opt-in to Microsoft Update, updates are enabled for all Microsoft products on the server. If the update schedule is already configured, the settings are left unchanged. If the update schedule is not already configured, it is enabled to download and notify you of product updates.

  8. On the Do you want to join the Customer Experience Improvement Program page, indicate whether you want to Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program, and then click Next.

    The Customer Experience Improvement Program collects information about computer hardware and how you use FPSP. This information helps Microsoft identify which FPSP features to improve. If you choose to participate in this program, nothing else is required on your part. All information gathered is confidential and is not used to identify or contact you.

    Note that if you do not join this program now, you can elect to do so at a later date by following the steps in Joining the Customer Experience Improvement Program

  9. On the Confirm Settings page, review the data presented to you. If any changes need to be made, click the back icon in order to navigate to the screen to be changed. Otherwise, click Next in order to begin the installation. A progress bar indicates that the files are being copied.

  10. After the installation is complete, click Finish.

  11. After you have installed FPSP, it is recommended that you read the Release Notes file and perform the configuration steps described in Performing your initial configuration. If you opted to use Microsoft Update, and you do not have the correct version of the Windows Update Agent, you are directed to a site to obtain it.