This week Microsoft released Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 Update Rollup 1 (including some extra tools). The tools update included some extra policies and also a Definition Update Automation Tool. Together with this, there was also an article published about Definition Update Automation with Configuration Manager.
Personally I don’t like the idea of creating a new Task with the Windows Task Scheduler, while we’ve got Status Filter Rules within ConfigMgr. With these rules we can make a “connection” between the scheduled synchronization of the Software Update Point (SUP) and the start of the Definition Update Automation Tool. Otherwise the tool might run while there hasn’t been a new synchronization of the SUP. To prevent this, I will show in this post how to create the Status Filter Rule.
The prerequisites for this post are the same as mentioned in Definition Update Automation with Configuration Manager.
Download Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 Update Rollup 1 Tools: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26613
Update 18-07: There are some issues discovered with the new tool, take a look here for more information and solutions: http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/archive/2011/07/18/errors-when-using-the-fep-2010-definition-update-automation-tool.aspx
Update 01-11: A new version of the Definition Update Automation Tool has been released. This version refreshes the Distribution Point by default and has a new option to disable that behavior (/DisableRefreshDP): http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2011/11/01/how-to-use-definition-update-automation-tool-for-forefront-endpoint-protection-2010-update-rollup-1.aspx