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The GetEngineFiles.exe process incorrectly deletes some files on a computer that is running Forefront Security for SharePoint

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Symptoms
When an engine is taken offline during the cleanup process of a scan engine update, a time-out may occur. When this occurs, the GetEngineFiles.exe process incorrectly deletes some files on a computer that is running Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint. Some files are deleted from the root drive instead of from the engine directory itself.
Resolution
To resolve this issue, install Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 3 (SP3). For more information about Forefront Security for SharePoint SP3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
967995 Description of Forefront Security for SharePoint with Service Pack 3
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
FSSP SP3 timeout
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Article ID: 968238 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 09:58:55 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint, Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 1, Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 2

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