Starting with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) has now been integrated into Configuration Manager and is called System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection. From your feedback, we have heard that some FEP customers who are now using System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection are having problems finding the information they need to install and configure Endpoint Protection. This blog post answers the questions we’ve been hearing about the documentation. A thank you to Diana Smith (a Microsoft Senior Support Escalation Engineer), for her help in working with us to get the right information to you.
Where is the documentation for Endpoint Protection?
The main documentation for Endpoint Protection is located in the
Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
section in the
Assets and Compliance in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
guide. In this section, you’ll find most of the information you’ll need to configure, use and monitor Endpoint Protection. However, because Endpoint Protection is integrated with Configuration Manager, you’ll also need to look at other sections in the Documentation Library. For instance, we collect together all the client settings for Configuration Manager features in one topic to make them easier for you to find. Many of the questions in this blog post will help you to find the information you want.
Where do I find information about the hardware and operating system requirements for the Endpoint Protection client?
We hear that customers are often using the search term ‘SCEP’ (System Center Endpoint Protection) to search for content. SCEP is an acronym that we do not use for this product. Try searching for ‘Configuration Manager Endpoint Protection’ instead.
What about the Endpoint Protection client. Where can I find information about that?
The Endpoint Protection client is used by a number of Microsoft products. For this reason, the documentation for the client is not contained in the Configuration Manager Documentation Library. You’ll find this content in the topic
Endpoint Protection Client Help
Where do I find the documentation for Endpoint Protection for Mac computers and Linux and UNIX servers?
The documentation for these Endpoint Protection clients is supplied with the installation media for each version. These clients do not ship with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager but are available for volume license customers to download.
If you have any questions or comments about the Endpoint Protection documentation or any of the Configuration Manager documentation, you can email us at