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  • Doing some research considering WHS 2011, but concerned that Microsoft hasn't certified any antivirus software yet. Do people have AV working, and what works? Ideally I'd like to have a security package that manages all of our home clients' security settings from a central console (a WHS 2011 Add-In?). Anyone have suggestions in that regard?
    czwartek, 8 września 2011 21:22

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  • No AV software available I am aware of that is specifically written for WHS2011 although there are various reports from people using software written for Windows Server 2008 R2 works but others have had problems. No add-ins I am aware of that meets your second requirement
    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    czwartek, 8 września 2011 22:13
  • Doesn't MSSE work? Failing that, you might try Forepoint.
    qts
    sobota, 10 września 2011 20:51
  • Doesn't MSSE work? Failing that, you might try Forepoint.
    No

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    sobota, 10 września 2011 21:06
  • I saw your post here, as I too have been trawling the net for an answer to to AV on 2011.

    I have just installed WHS2011, moving up from V1 last week and I am in the same minefield. So far, so good with WHS2011, I've put it on my Atom D510MO box and performance is fine and streaming seems better.

    Sadly, there is nothing officially supported at this point it seems although Avast are "working on something" with no release date.

    However there are some things that work to varying degress, (works doesn't mean supported) here's the google answers distilled:

    + MS Forefront - Client (not the heavyweight server security stuff) can be made to work with some faff.

    + Eset Nod32 - Varying results, but can be tried.

    + ClamAV - The open source thing that could plug into WHS 1 can be installed on WHS2, but its scanner only, no realtime with poor detection rates (see AV comparitives)

    + AVG, Avast, Avira, Norton, bigger names - No official support but they all offer really expensive server products which support 2008 R2 at least which may work. AVG recommended their "File Server" AV to me when I contacted them last, it has connection based licensing which I couldn't get my head around.

    + Vipre - Apparently this installs and works well.

    + Rising Antivirus - Never heard of this Chinese AV before, its free, it's on AV comparitives with poor/average detection rates but better than ClamAV and in real time too.

    I installed Rising AV, on a better than nothing basis. Only been running it a day or two, so jurys still out, it seems to work fine, and is very lightweight. Documention is lacking but did I mention its FREE! What I liked is that it can be put into a "smart mode" which prevents all the nag screens/prompts you don't want on a server.

    Then there's the people who say you shouldn't have AV on your server, they have a point, but its your choice I say...None of the above are supported so its a risk installing them, they could cack up your files and for some people they actually have. Something to think about.

    Hope that helps, at least until Microsoft get Security Essentials working on WHS2 or Avast announce a proper release date!

    If anyone has tried any others I've not mentioned, or has more detail on the above I'd really like to hear about it.

    Cheers!

    • Zmodyfikowany przez Moko Ono poniedziałek, 12 września 2011 16:15 spacing
    niedziela, 11 września 2011 20:32
  • I saw your post here, as I too have been trawling the net for an answer to to AV on 2011. I have just installed WHS2011, moving up from V1 last week and I am in the same minefield. So far, so good with WHS2011, I've put it on my Atom D510MO box and performance is fine and streaming seems better. Sadly, there is nothing officially supported at this point it seems although Avast are "working on something" with no release date. However there are some things that work to varying degress, (works doesn't mean supported) here's the google answers distilled: + MS Forefront - Client (not the heavyweight server security stuff) can be made to work with some faff. + Eset Nod32 - Varying results, but can be tried. + ClamAV - The open source thing that could plug into WHS 1 can be installed on WHS2, but its scanner only, no realtime with poor detection rates (see AV comparitives) + AVG, Avast, Avira, Norton, bigger names - No official support but they all offer really expensive server products which support 2008 R2 at least which may work. AVG recommended their "File Server" AV to me when I contacted them last, it has connection based licensing which I couldn't get my head around. + Vipre - Apparently this installs and works well. + Rising Antivirus - Never heard of this Chinese AV before, its free, it's on AV comparitives with poor/average detection rates but better than ClamAV and in real time too. I installed Rising AV, on a better than nothing basis. Only been running it a day or two, so jurys still out, it seems to work fine, and is very lightweight. Documention is lacking but did I mention its FREE! What I liked is that it can be put into a "smart mode" which prevents all the nag screens/prompts you don't want on a server. Then there's the people who say you shouldn't have AV on your server, they have a point, but its your choice I say...None of the above are supported so its a risk installing them, they could cack up your files and for some people they actually have. Something to think about. Hope that helps, at least until Microsoft get Security Essentials working on WHS2 or Avast announce a proper release date! If anyone has tried any others I've not mentioned, or has more detail on the above I'd really like to hear about it. Cheers!


    Thanks for the research, will try Rising AV.

    BTW, your text was a bit of a chore to read due to lack of spacing and paragraphs...but I managed eventually. :-)

     


    WHS 2011 RTM up and running, v.1 gone to meet its maker...
    poniedziałek, 12 września 2011 08:18
  • OK hope that helps.

    Apologies about the spacing, it HAD plenty of spacing and paragraphs which all disappeared when I submitted it!

    Don't know what happened there!

    One thing I missed, for those who haven't used WHS V1, it has the centralized managment of AV on all home computers using the Avast WHS Edition. You have to use Avast on all the client machines and WHS Home Server monitors their status and you can even remote update and scan from the server console.

    This is ideally what we all want and as I said they ARE planning a version for WHS2011 but who knows when.

    Fingers crossed for my spacing this time!


    • Zmodyfikowany przez Moko Ono poniedziałek, 12 września 2011 16:16 typo
    poniedziałek, 12 września 2011 08:37
  • I understand that both Windows Home Server 2011 and Small Business Server 2011 are based on Windows Server 2008 R2 and that the Add-Ins SDK is compatible. In fact some of Microsoft's release announcement publicity for WHS 2011 claims that the Add-Ins product universe will be improved and more robust because of this mutual compatibility.

    It is interesting that if you browse the product content website for Small Business Server, the link for antivirus support takes you to OneCare (now defunct, no longer supported). The hyperlink from the Small Business Server website is labeled "OneCare" but redirects to the Security Essentials website. Security Essentials is a client-only product (will not work on a Server product sku). I find it very, very interesting that Microsoft seems blind to this lack of security software support for their small business AND home users.

    Does anyone working for Microsoft monitor this community forum and would they care to direct us to articles in Technet or MSDN or elsewhere for an official Microsoft position on security software for the Home Server 2011 and Small Business Server 2011 product lines?


    • Zmodyfikowany przez George Perkins poniedziałek, 12 września 2011 15:30 correct typographical error
    poniedziałek, 12 września 2011 15:16
  • Ha! Nice try George, I too would like to see the official position on this, its a glaring omission isn't it?

    You get some very helpful people contribute to these forums but rarely Microsoft themselves, you'd probably have to raise a ticket with support or something :-)

    There seems to be a half hearted feeling around this release which resells 2008 R2, which they already had lying around. Word is they got rid of the original WHS V1 team and let Windows Server team sort WHS2011 out. Having said that I suppose its still good value when you think you are getting 90% of 2008 R2, for 10% of the price. Its actually roughly half the price of WHS V1 isn't it?

    You have to ask yourself why the big discount? Do they have something else waiting in the wings?

    Apologies for getting off topic, my original posts still stand, there's still a handful of working but unsupported options out there.

    poniedziałek, 12 września 2011 16:36
  • I'm using ESET Nod 32 and so far so good.  It does take up more resources than I'd like, but the 64-bit version installed fine and runs without issue.
    czwartek, 15 września 2011 22:37
  • Hi,

    Just an update on Rising Antivirus 2011 2 weeks on, works seamlessly with WHS 2011, extremly lightweight on CPU/Memory...Regular daily updates...Passes the Virus Bulletin 100 and min levels on a couple of other labs tests...

    BUT! It worries me a bit that from my own anecdotal experience, it seems it couldn't find a virus painted luminous yellow with a flag on it saying "I'm a virus";. I'll elaborate below:

    I used the ESET online scanner, its free, manual scan only but its detection is awesome, it regularly used to whoop my AVG WHS for detection and so I used it for comparison against Rising AV 2011. ESET picked up about 20 trojans/viruses, proper viruses not potentially unwanted spyware etc...I keep the same old files collecting dust, that I've known have viruses for the last couple of years!...Rising found about 4 of these, AVG WHS use to find about 10-15.

    I know its not a lab test and there are PLENTY proper ones out there for you on AV comparitives, VB100 etc, I felt obliged to share my findings after prematurely suggesting it in this thread...I am still sticking with it for now, because its still better than nothing and is very lightweight, and FREE. Now I can appreciate the difference between a free AV with "min level" rated detection and a proper paid for AV. I KNOW I shouldn't be surprised but I am!

    I am going to start looking into using ESET which as I said previously seems to work for some people. In my travels I happened upon the very good ratings for VIPRE which also works with WHS 2011.

    Hope that helps.



    • Zmodyfikowany przez Moko Ono niedziela, 25 września 2011 10:27
    niedziela, 25 września 2011 09:27
  • Is there not even one Antivirus out on the market that officaly supports 2011?

     

    I really would like to see one that can be installed show up in console and even able to report on all client PC's as to updates, Viruses, last scan, and problems.

     

     

    poniedziałek, 26 września 2011 15:40
  • No. There is currently no "supported" antivirus for WHS 2011.
    poniedziałek, 26 września 2011 17:58
  • I am in the same boat as you all, having upgraded to WHS 2011 there is still nothing official in terms of AV that I have found after much trawling.

    On my system I have installed Comodo AV which is free and seems to be behaving flawlessly, it updates itself it would seem and haven't noticed any noticable overheads.

    I do wish Microsoft would ackowledge that there are users that are affected by this situation, why not make Security Essential work, it used to!

    Comodo gives another option to people


    • Zmodyfikowany przez dai molly sobota, 1 października 2011 08:37
    sobota, 1 października 2011 08:36
  • Comodo? I didn't consider them, thanks for suggesting another option.

    I use the Comodo Firewall/defense+ on my desktop and I have to say its been really good, but I use Avast for my AV because Comodo isn't highly rated in that department.

    I tried putting their firewall on my old WHS V1 box, as a rule its daft to put full blown internet security packages/and or "proactive" firewalls on your server (particularly headless). No surprise it didn't work and I stuck with the windows firewall.

    I never considered the Comodo AV before, because it always had such pants detection rates, but then so does Rising AV which I currently have (see my previous post, detection is worse than I thought)...Nothing to lose I suppose!

    Comodo is not on AV comparitives but check out the VB100 test here:

    http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/test?id=165

    Thanks for the info!


    • Zmodyfikowany przez Moko Ono sobota, 1 października 2011 10:16 proper anchor
    sobota, 1 października 2011 10:08
  • 60 day free trial.  Haven't tried yet so can't comment.

     

    http://www.avast.com/windows-home-server-antivirus#tab4

    sobota, 1 października 2011 12:38
  • 60 day free trial.  Haven't tried yet so can't comment.

     

    http://www.avast.com/windows-home-server-antivirus#tab4

    This is their antivirus add-in for V1. Under the System Reuiqrements tab:

    Operating Systems Supported

    • Windows Home Server 1


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    sobota, 1 października 2011 12:42
  • On Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:38:41 +0000, SeaBiscuit wrote:

    60 day free trial.? Haven't tried yet so can't comment.

    ?

    http://www.avast.com/windows-home-server-antivirus#tab4

    http://www.avast.com/windows-home-server-antivirus#tab2

    Windows Home Server V1, not WHS 2011.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Chip:  Any number of small crunchy objects often served with onion dip.

    sobota, 1 października 2011 12:43
  • Oops, sorry.  Thanks for the correction.
    sobota, 1 października 2011 12:56
  • using ESET 64bit business edition...  took some configuring, but has been working well otherwise.
    sobota, 1 października 2011 18:33
  • I'm using Kaspersky Small office security 2.

    Main features of KSOS 2:

     (i have 1 server, 1 desktop pc and 2 notebooks)

    • Real-time protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans and more
    • Centralized network security management from one PC (i have 1 server (WHS 2011), 1 desktop pc and 2 notebooks)
    • Limits employee and home userss access to websites, applications, games and social networking (can block any URL; i'm using it to prevent children from adult sites and etc.)
    • Stores data in encrypted vaults that can be safely transferred via email or USB drive 
    • Generates and securely stores hard-to-crack passwords for you and your employees (i have 1 server, 1 desktop pc and 2 notebooks)
    • Ensures maximum system performance with frequent updates and unobtrusive operation
    • Easy-to-manage for improved network security
    • Advanced technologies block hacker attacks instantly
    • Provides tools to tune up your business’ IT network security, including WiFi
    • A File Shredder utility deletes sensitive data so it can’t be recovered or stolen
    niedziela, 2 października 2011 11:35
  • I haven't looked at all of the "major" security software vendors yet, but thought I'd pass along http://www.symantec.com/business/endpoint-protection-small-business-edition, which indicates support of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011. No mention of Windows Home Server or Small Business Server Essentials in their requirements specifications. Presumably, since all are based on Windows Server 2008 R2 and also use the same SDK for Add-Ins, Symantec's Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition would "work" on these platforms as well. (But not sure of what a support case taken to Symantec would get you: they MIGHT deny it on the grounds WHS or SBS Essentials are "unsupported"??). Anybody using this Symantec product yet or downloaded the free trial in order to kick the tires?

    Besides the huge cost issue (minium 5-seat license is approximately $150/year), the problem here is not that Symantec's Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition won't scan for malware on a server, it is that its market niche is small businesses who Symantec deems not needing consumer-oriented features.

    My wish list:

    • Simple no-nonsense administration
    • Tab on WHS/SBS Add-In Console
    • Linkage to consumer-oriented privacy, content filtering, parental controls, etc. features (for Symantec, that would be the "Norton" Internet security suite)
    • Low entry-level cost

    It is so aggrevating - just where are the security software professionals' responses to WHS and SBS Essentials? This should be damaging bad publicity to Microsoft and the security software "ecosystem". Security professionals, aren't you alarmed? CNET, PCWorld, and the other journals: isn't this story worth covering in order to expose Microsoft and the others for producing an "unsafe at any speed" product?

    poniedziałek, 3 października 2011 19:40
  • In regards of non-supported methods/software, Microsoft Forefront Client Security v.1 does install on WHS 2011 and seems to be performing normally.

    http://tinkertry.com/antivirus4whs2011/

     

     


    WHS 2011 RTM up and running, v.1 gone to meet its maker...
    wtorek, 4 października 2011 07:00
  • I know I said in my original post you could get the Forefront client to work but it looks easier than I thought, thanks! I am definitely going to try that, hope its lightweight enough for my little Atom D510.

    That Kaspersky Small Office Security looked great, central management, even web filtering, only a WHS plugin away from perfect, thanks for suggesting it! It was all going well until I saw the price (£160 here in UK, probably $160 in US ;-)). Like I said before, all the other big names want you to step up to a business level product on a server. Same goes for Symantec, there's nothing at the old Avast WHS V1 price point (under £30/$50) or indeed made for WHS 2011!

    Centralised management is common on the big name business editions, infact Kaspersky SOS for 1 server 5 clients, is one of the cheapest! Equivalents on Avira, Eset are all approx. $100 more. Avast also offer a 5 user business package at around $50 cheaper.

    Sadly, I doubt there's enough incentive, financial or otherwise for Avast and others to sell the server/business grade packages at a discount price in a "home" server format.

    środa, 5 października 2011 20:11
  • Just an update...

     

    Moved away from Rising Antivirus after my poor real world detection rate experience. Couldn't get Forefront client to install but I realised I had a different version than outlined in the tutorial link above.

     

    Installed and running Comodo Antivirus as suggested by "dai molly" and its running fine:

    + Comes with Defense+ HIPS which you can tune to work better for your server (or turn off if not).

    + Good real world/anecdotal detection rates, in my previous test with Rising, which picked up 2/15, Comodo picked up 19/15, its seems false positives are likely to be its fall down rather than anything. (AVG/ESet Online pretty much got the lot). N.B. Not a proper test but interesting nevertheless.

    + Seems more like a proper antivirus than Rising, with proper configuration and scheduled scans.

    + A lighter "Stateful" rather than full on-access scanning mode

    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    - Heavier on resources than Rising, but no more than AVG was

    - Really terminally slow on a full system scan i.e. 20+ hours for my 3TB Atom system, AVG & ESET Online circa 5 hours

    - Clearly still mediocre in the VB100, official tests compared to bigger name AVs

     

    Hope this helps...At least until a proper offering is available :-)

    piątek, 14 października 2011 09:17
  • I installed Rising AV on WHS 2011, works well, installed ok no errors.  Did a full scan ok.

    Firewall was handy noticied a few applications sitting there transfering data that they shouldnt of.  So binned em.

    niedziela, 16 października 2011 06:37
  • How much did you pay for KSOS? The website lists $199 for 5 users.  In your case you could license one of the "home" versions of McAfee, Norton, etc. for far less (dang it, IF they supported WHS2011!).  

    I have found that the business suites that are designed to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 cost minimum $150/year and up typically for 5 users, with a per-user cost for more. Most don't claim to support Windows Home Server 2011 or even Small Business Server Essentials 2011. So no "official support". Kaspersky does not list support for WHS 2011? Have you sought technical support and did they provide any (once they learned your server is not, strictly-speaking, Win2k8r2)?

    It is really annoying that ALL of the antivirus players refuse to acknowledge WHS or SBS Essentials 2011. Other than whining about it on this thread, I don't see any traction in the security management circles (who should be poking a stick in the eye of Microsoft over this).

     

    czwartek, 20 października 2011 13:21
  • And just in case you wonder why it is important to protect your WHS (and the rest of your home network), today's news:

    Massive SQL injection attack has comprised nearly 200,000 ASP.Net sites
    Hackers are in the midst of a massively successful SQL injection attack targeting websites built on Microsoft's ASP.Net platform. About 180,000 pages have been affected so far, security researchers say. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/101911-sql-injection-attack-252188.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_microsoft_2011-10-20

    *sigh*

     

    czwartek, 20 października 2011 13:52
  • Another reason not to be browsing the Internet using a WHS Server.

     


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    czwartek, 20 października 2011 13:56
  • On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:52:07 +0000, George Perkins wrote:

    And just in case you wonder why it is important to protect your WHS (and the rest of your home network), today's news:

    Massive SQL injection attack has comprised nearly 200,000 ASP.Net sites <http://newsletters.networkworld.com/t/6049546/258931997/324233/0/>
    Hackers are in the midst of a massively successful SQL injection attack targeting websites built on Microsoft's ASP.Net platform. About 180,000 pages have been affected so far, security researchers say. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/101911-sql-injection-attack-252188.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_microsoft_2011-10-20

    This actually isn't a good example to use for a number of reasons:

    1. WHS 2011 does not, by default, run any version of SQL so by definition a
    SQL injection exploit against it is impossible.
    2. You shouldn't be surfing the net from a WHS computer, that's what
    clients are for, not servers.
    3. As per the article the vast majority of security suites won't protect
    you from this attack.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Cursor:  An expert in four-letter words.

    czwartek, 20 października 2011 14:00
  • George, that really has nothing to do with Windows Home Server.

    First, a SQL injection attack won't touch Windows Home Server (no SQL Server to inject SQL into), unless you've installed SQL Server for reasons unrelated to Windows Home Server, and SQL Server is exposed through your web site. Even then, you may not be at risk, if you follow standard programming practices to prevent SQL injection attacks.

    Second, an antivirus product won't protect your server against a SQL injection attack in the first place.

    Third, the article states pretty clearly that the vulnerabilities that are exploited to load malware on visitors' PCs (once the attack succeeds and the server side of the "drive by" has been set up) have been patched already. Note that this is on clients connecting to compromised web sites, and (as previously stated) you can't compromise the Windows Home Server web site in this fashion.

    Finally, most AV products are apparently not catching the malware being installed on clients.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    czwartek, 20 października 2011 14:14
  • Sorry Paul, I am sure you already know this and indeed meant what I am about to say, but it can't hurt to clarify it anyway...

    1. WHS 2011 does not, by default, run any version of SQL so by definition a
    SQL injection exploit against it is impossible.

    So, just in case anyone else read that the wrong way, like me...

    Its the hacked sites running ASP.NET and SQL which have been compromised by SQL Injection, NOT your WHS2011 box running SQL. So you can still be vulnerable to these attacks (or resuls thereof) on WHS 2011 obviously IF you surf those sites on your server and catch the nasty script/payload they infected it with.

    Yeah it wasn't a great example for bolstering security on WHS 2011 for all the reasons above, but still, interesting news anyway - Thanks! George, you sure got a pounding for posting that, they're all right, but I enjoyed it anyway :-)

    As to your original post, I like "whining" on this forum :-)

    However, you're right, I reckon petitioning some of the manufacturers would do more good than posting here if you want a proper WHS 2011 product. STILL, at least we've had a chance to discuss the alterntives that work for us in the mean time.

    P.S. I still have cause to surf on my box occasionally, even though I try to avoid it, so I am glad of whatever protection I can get (yes, I know, even though its currently useless against these attacks).

     

     

     

     

     


    • Zmodyfikowany przez Moko Ono czwartek, 20 października 2011 14:26 missed a bit
    czwartek, 20 października 2011 14:19
  • Well my work-around for this issue (no reasonable priced or good antivrus for WHS2011).

    I'm running a virtual machine on the server with another OS that can run a good cheap effective antivirus program that has access to my shares.

    piątek, 21 października 2011 12:47
  • That sounds brilliant to me! Does it work fine? How long have you been setup like this? Does it actually find viruses? A VM running XP, for example, with MSSE? Doesn't that mean you have to give that VM access to ALL of the server's drives as shares? Isn't this a security risk in itself? Thanks for your input.


    Francois Mongeau
    piątek, 21 października 2011 15:06
  • That sounds brilliant to me! Does it work fine? How long have you been setup like this? Does it actually find viruses? A VM running XP, for example, with MSSE? Doesn't that mean you have to give that VM access to ALL of the server's drives as shares? Isn't this a security risk in itself? Thanks for your input.


    Francois Mongeau


    I've been running this for about 2 months now.  Well I've not found a virus yet.  Realtime scanner is running, scheduled scans work and manual too. I'm using XP with the latest Norton 360.  I do have an account setup for this VM and it has access to my shares.  No browsing on server or VM...VM is setup to only facilitate the OS for scanning shares.  Once there are more options for Antivirus on WHS2011 I'll migrate off of this work-around.  ; )

    piątek, 21 października 2011 16:54
  • The creative work-arounds (running a service VM along side your WHS 2011 VM; or installing a business-class AV package upwards of $200; hacking a non-server product to get it to "work") are beside the point, really. These are good solutions if cost or complexity is no object.

    The market niche for WHS 2011 is "cheap and simple". The fact Microsoft released a product without availabilty of security scanning, in a world of zero-day flaws and drive-by infections, is amazing and unethical.

    Since it has been several months since the roll-up package of fixes for WHS 2011, and there still is no security solution for WHS 2011, I must conclude that the product is dead and will never be a commercial success. Which means few add-in products, neglible support, and no significant adoption rate. It is a catch-22 of course, since the AV developers need a market to sell their AV security solution to. I've asked the major security AV customer service for their plans for WHS 2011. Nobody has any plans.

     

     

     

     

    piątek, 21 października 2011 17:44
  • I'm using SEP 12 which is available to me through work. It installs and runs fine, bogs the server only a little where is dogged the heck out of any other OS, but when it Quarentines a file it has an issue. Probably caused by the tombstones I've seen mentioned all over.
    Tim Pickard A+, Net+, Sec+, MCSA, Web Administrator
    wtorek, 25 października 2011 17:45
  • I'm using SEP 12 which is available to me through work. It installs and runs fine, bogs the server only a little where is dogged the heck out of any other OS, but when it Quarentines a file it has an issue. Probably caused by the tombstones I've seen mentioned all over.
    Tim Pickard A+, Net+, Sec+, MCSA, Web Administrator

    "Tombstones" are, to my knowledge, not used in WHS 2011.

    They were part of the Drive Extender tech used in WHS v1.

     


    WHS 2011 RTM up and running, v.1 gone to meet its maker...
    środa, 26 października 2011 06:46
  • ... Since it has been several months since the roll-up package of fixes for WHS 2011, and there still is no security solution for WHS 2011, I must conclude that the product is dead and will never be a commercial success. ...

    This has been said before in these forums: The Home and Small Business Server group has no control over what products/features other groups within Microsoft make available, or what price is charged for them. So:

    • If you want "home" versions of Windows to include the ability to accept remote desktop connections, thus making them candidates for access via the WHS Remote Access web site, you need to petition the desktop group, not the WHS team. The WHS team already knows user want this, wants this themselves, and has applied what leverage they can...
    • If you want Microsoft to supply a security solution for Windows Home Server (and SBSe, SSe) you need to petition either the group that builds MSE or the group responsible for FCP to certify their product on the platform. If the latter, expect to pay well for your AV product.

    The lack of an AV product from Microsoft only indicates that Microsoft doesn't feel it's a market they really want to get into, whether because it's too small, or because if they release a free product they'll get sued in the EU (or here) again, for "tying" Windows to other Microsoft products. Or for other reasons, those are just the obvious ones.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    środa, 26 października 2011 13:39
  • Ken,

    I did not imply that only Microsoft is responsibile for security solutions for WHS or SBS 2011. Security software comes from all corners. I observe that none of the other AV franchises have taken an interest in WHS or SBS 2011. Their marketing research must have concluded there isn't enough potential sales to offset the effort of customizing their production to run on WHS or SBS 2011 and make money in this corner of the Windows world. Further, the hardware OEMs who package WHS 2011 on their computer, and don't include an antivirus add-in, are selling an incomplete solution. I am a hobbiest, and I want to assemble my own hardware/software solution, and to be rational, it must have AV. This is why I conclude WHS 2011 is a dead product.

    Not sure what WHS remote access (first bullet) is referring to - another thread elsewhere in the WHS 2011 community forums?

    As to 'petitioning' internal groups within Microsoft I'd be happy to do that, do you know how to get word to these elements? I'm only one voice, of course, but if all WHS and potential WHS home sysadmins "signed the petitoin" maybe it would be noticed?  To an outsider, Microsoft is monolithic and I have no idea how the internal politics control where the message goes and who has power over whom. These forums are the only mechanism I know to get word into Microsoft of my discontent.

    George

    środa, 26 października 2011 14:07
  • Defending my posting about the "Massive SQL injection attack has comprised nearly 200,000 ASP.Net sites" article: I posted the (then) latest news about new vectors and zero-day exploits not because WHS 2011 has (or doesn't have) a web-facing SQL database, but because a home user may get an infected client, that client is connected to WHS 2011, and other clients at home, and suddenly all bets are off. Unless they have a good security package on their WHS 2011 that alerts them to a home network infection (hint, hint to AV developers and vendors out there). Elsewhere in these forums I've seen the cavalier attitude of "it is a server and I don’t use it to surf the web, therefore it does not need any AV protection.” I can't believe anyone would entrust any unprotected system (in this day and age of zero-day exploits and drive-by infection) to hold all their home data. And that user attitude needs to change (and the hardware OEMs who sell WHS 2011 without AV bundled in needs to change).   


    • Zmodyfikowany przez George Perkins środa, 26 października 2011 14:19
    środa, 26 października 2011 14:15
  • Well getting back to subject of Antivirus of WHS 2011, now found out today that Comodo will no longer update and says constantly that updates are ready to be installed, reboots WHS, only to find that update hasn't in fact been applied and cycles again and again.....

    So followed Christians link above in respect of Microsoft Forefront Client Security v.1 and yes it does install on WHS 2011 and seems to be performing normally.  http://tinkertry.com/antivirus4whs2011/

    The link shows how and the "faff" is only to find the right file to install, again in the link, so lets see how this does.

    But have to say "COME ON MICROSOFT LETS BE HAVING SOMETHING THAT WORKS OFFICIALLY, YOU HAVE USERS OUT HERE THAT ARE NOT BEING SUPPORTED BY THIRD PARTIES, DESPITE SAYING THEY WILL BE!  WHY CAN'T MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS BE TWEAKED SO THAT WE HAVE AN OFFICIALLY SUPPORT AV PRODUCT?" 

    Lets hope Microsoft see this post and actually respond and does something!

    Thanks

    środa, 26 października 2011 16:54
  • Me Too!

    I switched from Rising AV to Comodo, ran fine for a week or so now constant cycle of updates just like you Dai Molly!

    I think its fair to say that Comodo, No Worko on WHS 2011.

    What a pain in the posterior, perhaps I'll take a closer look Forefront, the "faff" for me was exactly as you say finding the right install. Ran the wrong one, got fed up, probably just ME being lazy :-)

    Although there's a couple of others I might trial too like Vipre and also Agnitum do a free 64 bit desktop offering...I'll let you know what works and if there's anything that might help others in the same boat.

    As for the other posts, I am inclined to agree with Ken and indeed hinted in my previous posts that this is not the best place "petition" Microsoft. WHS 2011 isn't dead but has always been quite a small market in between $100 NAS boxes and full blown servers, so I am not too surprised by the lack of AV software although I am VERY disappointed.

    However, the advice and experiences I picked up from others here has been great, so thanks to everyone!


    • Zmodyfikowany przez Moko Ono poniedziałek, 31 października 2011 11:14 missed a bit
    poniedziałek, 31 października 2011 11:10
  • ... WHY CAN'T MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS BE TWEAKED SO THAT WE HAVE AN OFFICIALLY SUPPORT AV PRODUCT?" 

    The "practical" answer to this question is likely to be: because any AV product that will install on Windows Home Server 2011 will also install on Windows Server 2008. And vice versa. Since Microsoft already has a product suite for Windows Server 2008 (which they charge a pretty penny for) I would presume they don't want to cannibalize sales of those products by releasing something which is really pretty good, overall, and free.

    Note: Anything you download from Technet and install (FCP, for instance) is not licensed for "production" use, only for testing and development purposes. While "production use" is somewhat vague, it's pretty clear that installing it on your production home server is production use if you leave it installed for any length of time. It's not likely that Microsoft is going to track you down and sue you, but you should be aware that you may be violating the Technet terms and conditions you agree to when you subscribe, and if Microsoft happens to catch you, they'd be within their rights to simply terminate your Technet subscription at that instant. 


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    poniedziałek, 31 października 2011 15:02
  • Ken

    Thanks for this and can understand that MS doesn't want to do something for free, but a reasonally priced version that works on WHS 2011, would get sales as it would be the only product available, through no fault if its own.

    As to using technet, at present this does work, but cannot remain "in production" for the very reasons you state, so lets see if Vipre works, or anything else, still a very poor show from Microsoft in my opinion.

    poniedziałek, 31 października 2011 16:07
  • This week Microsoft announced Release Candidate (RC) of their new version of System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (formerly known as Forefront Endpoint Protection) a.k.a. anti-malware. Reading through the documentation, will not run on Windows Home Server 2011 or Small Business Server Essentials 2011. Specifications says it requires an Active Directory domain. Here is the leading-edge product for us, and Microsoft takes a pass. (See http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/endpoint-protection-2012.aspx).

    My understanding of the marketing position is that small-medium business customers should use the Intune ("cloud" version of the System Center management products). Cost would be an astounding $11/PC/month. However even Intune is not currently positioned to protect a server OS (whether it be WHS 2011, SBS 2011, or the full Windows Server 2008 R2). Also, Intune specifically excludes all home and starter edition of clients (WinXP, WinVista, Win7). I found a link to provide feedback to the Intune team regarding their lack of support here: http://mymfe.microsoft.com/WindowsIntune/Feedback.aspx?formID=567

    Gosh almighty, where is Microsoft's support for security and management software on SBS 2011 Essentials and WHS 2011?!

    poniedziałek, 31 października 2011 16:59
  • Hi,

    Just adding to the list of what works but isn't officially supported on WHS2011...

    I am now running Sunbelt Vipre Antivirus 2012 with no issues and good detection rates.

    As already posted by myself and others, there are some AV package that are compatible but not supported. Just to repeat my findings already posted, I have tried free offerings from Rising and Comodo, both with their shortcomings (poor detection and update issues respectively).

    Forefront Client has been made to work by others, although not me and as I said previously I wanted to try either Vipre or Agnitum first. The free Agnitum Outpost is strictly a desktop AV so that was out. Vipre actually supports Server 2008 so I trialed it for a day, and then took a risk and purchased it for only £12/$20 on offer!

    I turned off the notifications and the addtional copy/write scanning (real time read scanning still on) to make it more server friendly. Its very low resource, updates regularly, fast scanner and has yet to cause any issues and has superb detection (see VB100 etc). My Atom based WHS is a fileserver/media server, web proxy, and download box and it does not interfere with any of these operations. I bought their cheapest standard Antivirus, NOT the premium with the firewall etc and NOT a special server/business edition.

    Its still only two weeks in but so far so good.

    Hope that helps!

    poniedziałek, 14 listopada 2011 20:23
  • Happened upon this one today:  Panda Cloud Office Protection. There is a free edition that does not support a server OS. The Office edition is the lowest cost suite that includes the server OS. A single seat is $55 (a free 30-day trial download also available). See details at http://cloudprotection.pandasecurity.com/what/index.php and the promotion site http://www.forgetsecurity.com/. (Not sure I like that last URL name; I'm thinking more of us should remember security when installing an OS, not forget it!)

    For supported OS, Panda lists Windows Server 2008 R2 and also "Small Business Server" and "Windows Home Server" without identifying the versions. It probably will work. I'll be giving it a try. Maybe someone else will be there sooner and report back to the forum before I do.

    wtorek, 15 listopada 2011 19:31
  • Windows Home Server 2011 was released on 6 April 2011.

    Avast! seemed to be working on Anti-Virus Support for Windows Home Server 2011, but latest update is from 11 may 2011.

    Good morning,

    Thank you for your reply and sorry for the confusion. As per the message which Jakub sent to you, we are certainly working on the Windows Home Server for WHS 2011 and hope to release it as soon as possible though I cannot give a specific date at this point.

    I hope this helps, if not, please don’t hesitate to contact me again.

    Best regards,
    Adam Riley
    Third Party Support Manager

    Now more than half a year later still no Virus-Scanner available even no announcement for support.

    I'm a bit disappointed!

    sobota, 19 listopada 2011 14:23
  • Last week I sent an email to Eset:

    NOD32 Antivirus V5 requirements page lists Windows Home Server as a supported OS. Does this include WHS 2011 or is it only for WHS v1?

    and this is the answer I received:

    Eset is compatible with Windows Home Server 2011

    So it looks like NOD32 is fully compatible.
    środa, 23 listopada 2011 12:00
  • They need to change their website to reflect that then.

    In regards to operating systems supported.


    Until then.... I, along with many will just note that as hearsay.

    Again - compatable (may work with) does not equal supported.
    • Zmodyfikowany przez Garry Joerger środa, 23 listopada 2011 14:03
    środa, 23 listopada 2011 13:47
  • I have sent a follow up email:

    Is NOD32 fully supported by Eset on Windows Home Server 2011 or is it only compatible with no official support?

    I'll report back with the reply

    środa, 23 listopada 2011 17:33
  • Thank you for your effort but as I said "They need to reflect that on their website".
    środa, 23 listopada 2011 18:48
  • That will be my next question to them!
    środa, 23 listopada 2011 19:32
  • Response received from Eset:

    Yes Window Home Server 2011 is fully supported by Eset with Nod32 installed. We would not recommend installing Eset Smart Security however.

    My further reply:

    That's really good news.

    Is it possible for your website to be update to explicitly state support for both Windows Home Server v1 and Windows Home Server 2011?

    The WHS 2011 user community is crying out for officially supported A/V.
    czwartek, 24 listopada 2011 08:43
  • Final response:

    I will pass your comments on to our marketing team.
    czwartek, 24 listopada 2011 08:56
  • Cyrusc

    Great findings from Eset, certainly moves us nearer to a solution.

    I have been using Vipre as Moko Ono, this has been on a trial license, and all seems well so far.  Virus definitions have been updated without issue, quick and deep scans completed with no adverse server load.

    The good new though is that play.com has Vipre Antivirus 2012 software for sale at £12.89, so cheaper that Eset which is £29.99 for us Brit's.

    Still no responce back from Vipre re supporting, will advise if this happens, have chased them again this morning telling them of my "testing" sucess, so we wait to see.  Could it be after many months we will get something official supported!

    But just checked Vipres website, seems they have got a reduction running 1 years license is £4.99, bargain!!


    • Zmodyfikowany przez dai molly sobota, 26 listopada 2011 10:20
    sobota, 26 listopada 2011 10:05
  • I installed the trial of Vipre Business on my WHS 2011 box to try it out. I had a Symantec product on there but that was bogging down the system and killing file copies across the network drives. (I am using an AMD E-350 processor which is why it was having so much trouble with the antivirus and raid 10 on a highpoint card).

    I have now installed Vipre on to 2 of the 4 computers connected to the server and all is going well. File copies from and to the server have tripled in speed.

    Vipre business allows you to push out installs to agents and also allows the creation of an installer package. Install on client computers was very easy using the installer package option.

    Vipre also puts the clients in to groups to manage. I have 3 profiles (server, desktop and laptop) which all have different update and scanning settings. I really like the fact I can manage this all from the server and see if clients have a threat.

    Bad points - it has got quite a few false positives of game related files and DLLs. Also no Dashboard integration.

    And the worst point - the price. $250 for 5 seat license for the business edition. 1 Seat for the server and 4 clients.

    I would like to keep using Vipre Business but the budget won't stretch that far for AV software.

    czwartek, 8 grudnia 2011 00:06
  • That sounds like a problem with the AV software install. Mine seems to be working. Yout havge to select to install the updates usually, they are not automatic I don't think.
    czwartek, 8 grudnia 2011 22:01
  • Some developments recently:

    1. Take a look at G Data Internet Security Home Server on the UK website (http://www.gdatasoftware.co.uk/online-shop/anti-virus-produkte/shop/23-private-user/1741-g-data-is-for-homeserver.html). This antivirus WHS2011 product includes 5 clients for 99.99 British Pounds but is ONLY for UK customers. Their USA technical support / sales response seems wierdly unencouraging. I'd like to try this out (I'm a USA customer).

    2. From Panda Security (which offers a nicely low priced "Cloud Office" product that indicates supports Windows Server 2008 R2) the following response: "Thank you for contacting Panda Tech Support, USA. We submitted all your questions to our Product Management Department and they have informed us that there have not been any specific tests done against Windows Home Server 2011 directly. Nonetheless, as Windows Home Server 2011 is based on Windows 7, all Panda's applications that are compatible with Windows 7 should be compatible with Windows Home Server 2011 Edition. As of today, there are no technical incidents related to Windows Home Server 2011 that would suggest Panda is incompatible with such OS. We checked with our Panda Tech Support team worldwide, and there is no technical issue, none, that will suggest Panda is not compatible with this version of Windows. Regards,"

    So far the only antivirus security software with an integrated WHS2011 Dashboard add-in seems to be G Data.  (G Data, by the way is a German company).


    • Zmodyfikowany przez Geo Perkins sobota, 3 marca 2012 03:38 remove strange html codes
    sobota, 3 marca 2012 03:37
  • When security advisory MS12-020 came out earlier this year it was an acknowledgement to a security flaw in RDP that had been present in WHS2011 since WHS2011 (and Win2k8r2) came out and prior versions of Windows before that. So for over several years the MS12-020 bug exposes your WHS2011 to hacking (if you have enabled the remote web access feature for RDP access from the Internet). Perfect example of why you want to a) stay on top of security updates, but also importantly, b) have a good security scanner on your server to detect malware that may be exploiting security vulnerabilities in the OS.

    WHS2011 comes with Windows Defender, which as a matter of fact, detected a false positive on my WHS2011 recently. So at least we have a minimalist level of protection there by default, even if it isn't the greatest.


    czwartek, 19 kwietnia 2012 16:00
  • I did a trial of the Panda Cloud Office Protection product. I was totally underwhelmed and uninstalled it soon after. It is a weak product with few features and almost no flexibility as far as controlling how the product works. :(
    czwartek, 19 kwietnia 2012 16:03
  • The G Data product for HomeServer appears to be non-functional and there is no support. Do some searches and you will find the bad news.

    As I posted earlier, the Panda Cloud Office is a minimalist approach and I found it not helpful for me.

    czwartek, 19 kwietnia 2012 16:05
  • pox67, which Symantec product did you try that you felt was "bogging down the system"?

    So far the best bet for WHS2011 continutes to by Symantec, even though it is not officially supported.

    See: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/what-right-product-windows-home-server-2011-network-consisting-server-and-several-home-office

    czwartek, 19 kwietnia 2012 16:06
  • I don't know of any AV software with real-time scanning which works with WHS 2011, but you can manually scan for virus with Microsoft safety scanner ( http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx ).  You can use this as a temp fix until you find something.  I use this and have found viruses which the scanner actually removed to my surprise.

    Night Owl

    poniedziałek, 30 kwietnia 2012 02:06
  • Hi all

    AVAST declare that they have an AntiVirus app specifically designed for WHS 2011, reasonably priced to at $71.91 for 3 years, $39.95 for a single year. UK site states £28.69 for a single year or £51.65 for 3 years... links below

    US Site:

    http://www.avast.com/windows-home-server-antivirus

    UK site:

    http://www.avast.com/en-gb/windows-home-server-antivirus

    • Zaproponowany jako odpowiedź przez prof lactic wtorek, 8 maja 2012 11:30
    • Cofnięcie jako propozycji odpowiedzi przez George Perkins wtorek, 8 maja 2012 14:18
    wtorek, 8 maja 2012 11:30
  • Hi all

    AVAST declare that they have an AntiVirus app specifically designed for WHS 2011, reasonably priced to at $71.91 for 3 years, $39.95 for a single year. UK site states £28.69 for a single year or £51.65 for 3 years... links below

    US Site:

    http://www.avast.com/windows-home-server-antivirus

    UK site:

    http://www.avast.com/en-gb/windows-home-server-antivirus

    System requirements and all screenshots are WHS v1 not 2011
    wtorek, 8 maja 2012 11:33
  • Microsoft Forefront Client Security was easy to install and has been working well from me from the day I installed WHS2011.  No problems with my 10 TB of DrivePool disks.  I use Microsoft Security Essentials on each of the clients.  Instructions I followed were as already mentioned at http://tinkertry.com/antivirus4whs2011/

    środa, 16 maja 2012 21:55
  • Ah...cyrusc also spotted the same issue as me on the Avast site.

    I couldn't see a specific mention about 2011 either, but maybe I was just too impatient! Furthermore, all the screenshots we're WHS V1 and the requirements mentioned only WHS V1...They've only updated the marketing blurb, plus all the forums are still talking about Avast 4.8 on the server!

    I don't think there is a proper 2011 version out and ready for download yet, and to be honest, I don't think there ever will be now its nearly a year after they announced their intention to make one.

    I've stuck with Vipre 2012, and found it to be brilliant. Really light weight, great detection bar a couple of possible false postives. It updates, runs scheduled scans, and works without any issues on my WHS 2011 Atom based machine. This has also been running for over six months, so I am now pretty confident about it. Best of all it only cost me about £12 at the time!

    Yes, I am missing the console and the ability to remote admin AV on other machines like we had on Avast WHS V1 but I'm not prepared to pay for "business" editions to get it.

    czwartek, 17 maja 2012 09:04
  • Trendmicro has a solution that works on SBS and clients: Worry-Free Business Security v7.x, Advanced Bundle, Multi-Language New

    Robert Coens

    czwartek, 28 czerwca 2012 19:56
  • Ad-Aware free antivirus works well on WHS 2011.

    http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

    Also, Bit Defender Free 2009:

    http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html#System Requirements

    Also, Zone Alarm Antivirus:

    http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-free-antivirus-firewall.htm

    I have been useing Zone Alarm AV on my Atom d510 4gb ram system.....seems to me that it eats up alot of ram.. nearly 500mb.....the firewall is nice...been blocking "attacks"...not sure if that is good or bad... haven't found anything related to the os and its features  being blocked.... yet...

    Ad-Aware seemed lighter on resources...but just felt to...spammy...full of adds to upgrade to more advanced product...Zone Alarm..much cleaner looking.

    I am trying Bit Defender free in a VM of WHS 2011...and it wants you to create an account..then shows a screen that the free version only detects..while the upgrade protects and prevents.....not sure what to make of that...


    poniedziałek, 30 lipca 2012 06:36
  • Do we finally have an officially supported option?

    Looks like it! http://www.eset.com/us/home/products/antivirus/

    New version 6 has an updated system requirements:

    System requirements
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8
    • Microsoft Windows 7 
    • Microsoft Windows Vista 
    • Microsoft Windows XP 
    • Microsoft Windows Home Server 
       2007, 2011

    poniedziałek, 28 stycznia 2013 13:27
  • Possibly! The brochure says:

    System requirements:
    ESET Smart Security® 6 and ESET NOD32® Antivirus 6 runs
    on any system with Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7, Vista or XP
    and requires an Internet connection.

    No talk of Dashboard/Console integration - there is a 30-day trial you could test and report back.


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    poniedziałek, 28 stycznia 2013 14:50
  • I've just installed it.

    It is a client only so no management of other clients and no integration with dashboard.

    poniedziałek, 28 stycznia 2013 15:01
  • there is a security suite for WHS 2011, ITS CALLED QDATA and it integrates into the console which lets you protect all computers on your network.  The address is a follows' (http://www.gdata-software.com/business.html) .  You need to select, G Data ClientSecurity Business.

    hope this helps your problem out.

    aaronaad@gmail.com

    Many thanks Aaron Davies:


    Aaron Davies

    piątek, 27 września 2013 09:32
  • there is a security suite for WHS 2011, ITS CALLED QDATA and it integrates into the console which lets you protect all computers on your network.  The address is a follows' (http://www.gdata-software.com/business.html) .  You need to select, G Data ClientSecurity Business.

    hope this helps your problem out.

    aaronaad@gmail.com

    Many thanks Aaron Davies:


    Aaron Davies

    In previous versions they have only supported the original WHS, not 2011

    I have requested a trial and will report back

    sobota, 28 września 2013 12:23
  • I'm using Microsoft Forefront Client Security. On my Windows Home Server 2011, SP1

    Which can be setup to automatically scan and update definitions using some interval. Nice...


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    • Zmodyfikowany przez Bruce.Hobson środa, 16 października 2013 07:11
    • Zaproponowany jako odpowiedź przez Bruce.Hobson środa, 16 października 2013 07:12
    • Cofnięcie jako propozycji odpowiedzi przez George Perkins środa, 16 października 2013 13:17
    środa, 16 października 2013 07:09
  • Which Forefront product are you using? Do you mean Forefront Endpoint Protection? As I understand the Forefront product group it is designed to run in a Windows AD domain with a Forefront server managing the domain clients. Can yo provide the links to the Microsoft product page(s) and download page(s)? Where did you purchase?

    Not particularly useful for WHS 2011 since WHS 2011 can't be a member of a domain. And of course, there is no WHS 2011 Dashboard integration. So like the other AV solutions in this thread, an advanced sysadmin might be able to install and run an AV scanner on your WHS 2011 server, but not the owner of the WHS 2011 server is a non-technical owner and must run "headless" and must run from an integrated Add-In on the Dashboard.

    środa, 16 października 2013 13:30
  • I used claim AV for the last three years. I am now looking into upgrading the number of drives in my system from 2, 500 GB drives, by adding 2 one terebite, include 2, 1000 GB drives. I have been running my clamAV since 2008. I've never had any issues and I've heard no complaints, I just don't continually open and close the camisole and it has treated me well.
    niedziela, 27 października 2013 03:16
  • I have used Panda Cloud Office Protection for several years in 2011. I works fine and is easy to use. It's administred in  the web. Web administrator can choose if he allows the user (usually the same peron) to put the firewall on or off.

    Nikorios

    środa, 30 października 2013 19:33
  • For anyone that may be interested, Windows Defender is actually part of WHS 2011.  It isn't installed by default, but can be easily added by adding the Desktop Experience feature.  To do this, Open Server Manager available in Administrative Tools, click on Features and then Add Features. Select Desktop Experience in the list of available features and then click Install. After the Desktop Experience feature is installed, you'll be able to administer Windows Defender via its icon in Control Panel.
    piątek, 3 stycznia 2014 06:31
  • Even more easy (to install MS Security Essentials) on Windows Home Server 2011:

    Copy the mseinstall (x64 version) file to your WHS desktop or a folder on the desktop

    Using command prompt navigate to the directory where the mseinstall is and type: mseinstall /disableoslimit
    Alternatively, press shift while right clicking the folder you placed the installer in and type the same command as above

    PS: Keep in mind that when there is an update for MSE, Windows automatic update fails. Just download the file and install it manually (see above).


    Have a nice day!


    • Zmodyfikowany przez Leen poniedziałek, 23 marca 2015 20:09
    poniedziałek, 23 marca 2015 20:09
  • Here is a nice antivirus comparison in a case someone is in need with...

    rebrand.ly/top-antivirus

    poniedziałek, 19 czerwca 2017 08:36