Installing FPSMC on a Primary or Backup Server


To ensure yourself of fault tolerance for your Microsoft Forefront Protection Server Management Console (FPSMC) server, you can install FPSMC on a single primary server and a single backup server. The backup server will automatically replicate engine data and perform scan engine signature updating, when the primary server is offline. Start by installing a primary FPSMC server and then install a backup FPSMC server.

When you install a primary FPSMC server, you must select the Enterprise installation.

If you would like to watch a video that walks you through the process for installing FPSMC on a primary and on a backup server, see Installing FPSMC in a Primary and Backup Scenario on TechNet Edge.