Since the new version of Configuration Manager, Forefront Endpoint Protection has become a full class citizen of Configuration Manager 2012 and has been renamed to System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection. In an earlier blog I already wrote about the functionality, in this blog I will mention all the out of the box policy templates that come with Endpoint Protection 2012 and how to import them.

Like mentioned in the blog about the anti-virus exclusions for Configuration Manager 2012, Endpoint Protection comes with 25 template that can be imported into Configuration Manager. You can use these templates by importing them and deploying them to a collection.

To import these template go to the Assets and Compliance workspace and select the Endpoint Protection node. Right click this node and select Import.

Click on import

Browse to the template you want to import and click on Open.

Select the template you want to import

The template will be imported and before saving it you can change settings if you like.

Change the policy if needed

The next step is to deploy these antimalware policies to a collection.

Deploy the antimalware policy

As we selected the Configuration Manager 2012 policy template, we need to deploy the policy to a custom created collection called Configuration Manager 2012 Servers.

Select the right collection to deploy the policy to

The Endpoint Protection 2012 templates can be found at the following location;

<drive>Program FilesMicrosoft Configuration ManagerAdminConsoleXmlStorageEPTemplates

As mentioned, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection comes with 25 Antimalware Policy templates, see the complete list below.

Filename Description
FEP10_High_Security.xml
SCEP12_High_Security.xml
High security policy   for Windows based systems.
FEP10_Performance_optimized.xml
SCEP12_Performance_optimized.xml
Performance optimized   policy for Windows based systems.
FEP10_Std_Desktop.xml
SCEP12_Std_Desktops.xml
Performance optimized   policy for Windows desktop systems.
FEP_Default_CfgMgr2007.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Microsoft System Center Configuration   Manager workloads. This policy combines default server workload policy   settings with settings optimized for Configuration Manager 2007 and Configuration   Manager 2007 R2.
FEP_Default_DC.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Active Directory domain controller   workloads. This policy combines default server workload policy settings with   settings optimized for domain controllers. This policy is applicable to domain   controllers running on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows   Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
FEP_Default_DHCP.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for DHCP server workloads. This policy combines   default server workload policy settings with settings optimized for DHCP   servers. This policy is applicable to DHCP servers running on Windows Server   2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
FEP_Default_DNS.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for DNS server workloads. This policy combines   default server workload policy settings with settings optimized for DNS   servers. This policy is applicable to DNS servers running on Windows Server   2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
FEP_Default_Exchange.xml Performance optimized   server role policy for Microsoft Exchange Server workloads. This policy   combines default server workload policy settings with settings optimized for   Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010.
FEP_Default_Exchange_FPE.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Microsoft Exchange Server workloads   protected by Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FPE).   This policy combines default server workload policy settings with settings   optimized for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Exchange Server   2010 and FPE.
FEP_Default_File.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for file server workloads. This policy combines   default server workload policy settings with settings optimized for file   servers. This policy is applicable to file servers running on Windows Server   2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
FEP_Default_HyperV_Host.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Microsoft Hyper-V host server workloads.   This policy combines default server workload policy settings with settings   optimized for Hyper-V host servers. This policy is applicable to Hyper-V   running on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
FEP_Default_IIS.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Internet Information Server (IIS) workloads.   This policy combines default server workload policy settings with settings   optimized for IIS 6 and IIS 7. This policy is applicable to IIS servers   running on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008   and Windows Server 2008 R2.
FEP_Default_OCS.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for OCS workloads. This policy combines default   server workload policy settings with settings optimized for IIS, SQL 2008 and   OCS. This policy is applicable to OCS servers running on Windows Server 2003,   Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
FEP_Default_OpsMgr2007.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager   workloads. This policy combines default server workload policy settings with   settings optimized for Operations Manager 2007 and Operations Manager 2007   R2.
FEP_Default_Server.xml server role policy   for general server workloads. This policy is not optimized for any particular   server workload. This policy is applicable to servers running Windows Server   2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
FEP_Default_SharePoint.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Windows SharePoint Services workloads. This   policy combines default server workload policy settings with settings   optimized for SharePoint 2010.
FEP_Default_SharePoint_FPSP.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services   workloads protected by Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint   Server (FPSP). This policy combines default server workload policy settings   with settings optimized for SharePoint 2010 and FPSP.
FEP_Default_SQL2005.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 workloads. This   policy combines default server workload policy settings with settings   optimized for SQL servers.
FEP_Default_SQL2008.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 workloads. This   policy combines default server workload policy settings with settings   optimized for SQL servers.
FEP_Default_TermSrv.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Terminal Server workloads. This policy   combines default server workload policy settings with settings optimized for   terminal servers. This policy is applicable to terminal servers running on   Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows   Server 2008 R2.
FEP_Default_TMG.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Microsoft TMG Server workloads. This policy   only contains settings optimized for TMG servers.
SCEP12_Default_CfgMgr2012.xml Performance   optimized server role policy for Microsoft System Center Configuration   Manager workloads. This policy combines default server workload policy   settings with settings optimized for Configuration Manager 2012.

 

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