Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Microsoft -- You have to be kidding me !!

04 Dec 2009   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Microsoft -- You have to be kidding me !!

Hi all
I can't believe this -- Is Windows 7 REALLY incompatable with one of their OWN NEW security products

Actually it does install - but on a stand alone CLIENT computer you have to do it from an elevated command prompt - and not from the setup file on the CD / DVD.

BAD documentation - MS.

Cheers
jimbo



Attached Thumbnails
Microsoft -- You have to be kidding me  !!-fcs.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, according to the system requirements page...it doesn't list Windows7 under the list of client computers.
http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/c...uirements.aspx

According to the FAQ:
Q. Which versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems are protected by Microsoft Forefront Client Security?
A.
Microsoft Forefront Client Security is designed to protect Windows 2000 SP4 or later, Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista SP1 Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions (x86 and x64).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


04 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(desktop), Windows 7 Professional x86(laptop)
 
 

It might be a 64 bit issue, but that is still quite funny.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
it works fine -- you have to install it on stand alone client computers as shown in the screenshot - Still bad documentation from MS however.

(Run in elevated command mode)

Cheers
jimbo


Attached Thumbnails
Microsoft -- You have to be kidding me  !!-fsc.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Did you run it anyway? Their were a lot of apps that were compatible that gave that warning regardless. For example alcohol 120%.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
it works fine -- you have to install it on stand alone client computers as shown in the screenshot - Still bad documentation from MS however.

(Run in elevated command mode)

Cheers
jimbo

How is the documentation bad, it doesn't list 7. Looks pretty cut and dry to me not on the list might not work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #8

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
since the thrust is for MS to get corporate networks to switch to Windows 7 it's inconceivable to me that this type of product which is normally managed from a central server WOULDN'T work with windows 7 -- no corporation is going to upgrade a whole slew of computers to a new OS without having some central security system in place.

Since Forefront Client Security is one of their big marketing efforts currently I assume that it WOULD work with Windows 7 as client computers.

It does -- works fine on a stand alone Windows 7 enterprise x-64 system if you install it like I showed in my previous post and not directly from the setup file on the CD.

(By stand alone I mean that thee computer CAN be on a LAN - and in this case is on a lan - just that the product wasn't installed using a central server but installed on the client machine directly - I can't screw up the server while testing !!)

Cheers
jimbo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
since the thrust is for MS to get corporate networks to switch to Windows 7 it's inconceivable to me that this type of product which is normally managed from a central server WOULDN'T work with windows 7 -- no corporation is going to upgrade a whole slew of computers to a new OS without having some central security system in place.
There were quite a number of problems with their management tools and such when Windows Vista was released that prevented my previous company from upgrading any of the techies because we were simply unable to perform our jobs.

So, while this does stink......it's not inconceivable to me. Unfortunately, it's all too common.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Microsoft -- You have to be kidding me !!




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Microsoft -- You have to be kidding me !!
Thread Forum
This Copy of Windows 7 is not Genuine?? You're kidding??!! Windows Updates & Activation
MICROSOFT ISATAP x422 and MICROSOFT TEREDO TUNNELING ADAPTER Hardware & Devices
A possible Microsoft-Skype acquisition hurdle and other Microsoft news News
you gotta B kidding Chillout Room
Taskbar Thumbnail - Are You Kidding Me? General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33