License extension for End-of-Life Antigen and Forefront products

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Summary

Consider the following scenario:
  • You purchased one of the products that are listed in the "Applies to" section before December 1, 2012.
  • Your subscription license expires before December 31, 2015.
  • The product is no longer available for purchase or license renewal.
  • You want to extend your subscription license.
In this scenario, you expect that you cannot extend your subscription license.

Resolution

If you were licensed to use one of the products that are listed in the "Applies to" section on November 30, 2012, Microsoft will continue to support your subscription through December 31, 2015. If your subscription expires before December 31, 2015, and if it cannot be renewed because the product is no longer available, you can extend your Expiration Date through December 31, 2015 so that you can have additional time to migrate to an alternative solution.

You do not have to contact Microsoft or your Microsoft Partner to do this. Instead, you can extend the support for your License Agreement Number through the product. To learn how to do this, go to the following websites or follow the provided instructions.

Antigen and Forefront Security Products

Licensing in Antigen 9 and Forefront Server Security 10 Products
Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

About product licensing
Forefront Protection SharePoint 2010

About product licensing
Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Services (TMG WPS)

Follow these steps:
  1. Start the TMG management console.
  2. In the navigation pane, locate and then right-click the Web Access Policy node.
  3. Click Configure, and then click Malware inspection.
  4. In the Malware Inspection dialog box, click the License Details tab.
  5. In the Expiration Date field, set the date to which you want to extend the license.

When you update the expiration date of the subscription license through the product, you may be prompted to enter a new License Agreement Number. If this occurs, you can enter 3974799 (for the purposes of this article).

Note If you did not have a valid subscription for one of the affected products on November 30, 2012, you can no longer continue to receive signature updates for the product.

More information

On September 12, 2012, Microsoft announced the End-of-Life date for the following Forefront Server and Forefront Protection products as of December 31, 2015:
  • Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE)
  • Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP)
  • Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server (FSOCS)
  • Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Services (TMG WPS)
This announcement also applies to earlier versions of these products in the Microsoft Antigen 9 and Forefront Server ranges.

Starting on December 1, 2012, these products are no longer available for purchase.

For more information, see the following Server and Cloud Blog article:

Important Changes to Forefront Product Roadmaps

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Article ID: 2793998 - Last Review: January 25, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint
  • Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint
  • Microsoft Forefront Security for Office Communications Server
  • Microsoft Antigen 9.0 for Exchange
  • Microsoft Antigen for SMTP Gateways
  • Microsoft Antigen Spam Manager
  • Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Security Service
Keywords: 
KB2793998

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