Update to FEP Update Rollup 1

I have done a couple of upgrades to FEP update rollup 1 and it works great, using the instructions at Technet Library. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh211538.aspx

What I found however is that the shortcut on the Start Menu is duplicated as the shortcut included in the RTM FEP client is called “Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010” and the shortcut included in the FEP Update 1 client is called “Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection”, the same goes for the information in Add/Remove programs.

When upgrading a client the “old” shortcut is not removed.

I did a really simple vbscript which will delete the old shortcut on Windows 2008/Vista/2008 R2/Windows7, haven’t tested it on XP.

set objShell = createobject("Wscript.Shell")
Specialfolder = objshell.SpecialFolders("AllUsersStartMenu")

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If objFSO.FileExists(Specialfolder & "\Programs\Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010.lnk") Then
objFSO.DeleteFile(Specialfolder & "\Programs\Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010.lnk")
End If

Advertising it to all clients with the “updated FEP client” will remove the “old” shortcut, example of the Collection query which includes all computers with the FEP Update Rollup 1 client:

select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS_64 on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS_64.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.DisplayName = "Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection" or SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS_64.DisplayName = "Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection

I hope this can be useful.


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