Note You cannot install Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, or Security Essentials on a server that is running Windows SBS 2011 Essentials.
Ten or fewer client computersIf your Windows SBS 2011 Essentials-based network has 10 or fewer client computers, we recommend that you install Security Essentials on the client computers. Security Essentials is a free download for up to 10 client computers, and it helps provide real-time protection against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. For your Windows SBS 2011 server, we recommend that you install a third-party antivirus solution.
Eleven to 25 client computersIf your Windows SBS 2011 Essentials-based network has 11 to 25 client computers, we recommend that you install Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 on the client computers. For your Windows SBS 2011 server, we recommend that you install a third-party antivirus solution.
Future releases of Windows SBS EssentialsWe are currently researching how to support our security products in future releases of Windows SBS Essentials, and we will post more information in this article when it becomes available.
- For more information about a third-party antivirus solution in Windows Small Business Server Essentials 2011, go to the following Microsoft Pinpoint website:
- For guidance about how to protect your data and business, download the following document:
- For an introduction to Microsoft Security Essentials, see the following video:
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Article ID: 2663776 - Last Review: Jul 12, 2013 - Revision: 1