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Microsoft Security Essentials no longer works with WES7

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  • Attempted to download and install the latest 32-bit version of Microsoft Security Essentials on WES7 CTP1.  Get an error about "this version of Windows is not supported" or to that effect.  This was a very useful add-on and I don't see any reason it no longer works with WES7.

    This is just sufficient protection for many embedded systems and need no go through the additional burden of a third party solution.

    Can a Template be made for MS Essentials be made available?


    Joe Leong
    Thursday, February 17, 2011 5:33 PM

Answers

  • JoeEmbedded and everyone,

    This is expected.

    There are known issues that our team Embedded and the Security Essential team are actively working together. We have received asks from other customers as well in the past a couple of months. To ensure the right functionality and experience of the two products working together, before the issues are resolved, WES7 will not be supported on MSE. We'll announce when a supported version of MSE is available. Also likely we'll offer a template of MSE when this happens.

    Thanks.

    Weijuan


    Check out Embedded Windows Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/embedded/default.aspx
    • Marked as answer by joeEmbed Saturday, February 19, 2011 1:38 AM
    Friday, February 18, 2011 12:54 AM

All replies

  • It might the installer checks the OS version and sees WES7 instead of Windows 7.

    -Sean


    www.sjjmicro.com / www.seanliming.com / www.annabooks.com, Book Author - ProGuide to WES 7, XP Embedded Advanced, WEPOS / POS for .NET Step-by-Step
    Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:11 PM
  • JoeEmbedded and everyone,

    This is expected.

    There are known issues that our team Embedded and the Security Essential team are actively working together. We have received asks from other customers as well in the past a couple of months. To ensure the right functionality and experience of the two products working together, before the issues are resolved, WES7 will not be supported on MSE. We'll announce when a supported version of MSE is available. Also likely we'll offer a template of MSE when this happens.

    Thanks.

    Weijuan


    Check out Embedded Windows Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/embedded/default.aspx
    • Marked as answer by joeEmbed Saturday, February 19, 2011 1:38 AM
    Friday, February 18, 2011 12:54 AM
  • What is if you extract the installer and try to run epp.msi, mp_ambits.msi or setup.exe out from the architecture folder?
    "Mark/Propose As Answer" if you got one.
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:32 PM
  • This is very good news!
    Thank you Weijuan for chiming in.
     
    Thursday, March 03, 2011 2:33 PM
  • Can anyone confirm if this is the reason that we are unable to load WSE on POS Ready 2009 as well??? 
    Monday, March 07, 2011 7:25 PM
  • Weijuan,

    Could you provide some information about the nature and consequences of incompatibility between WES and Security Essentials?

    Because we are still able to install previous versions of Security Essentials and update it with standalone updater.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:22 PM
  • The current release of Security Essentials has a check for Embedded and blocks installation.  Hence it does not consider the Embedded platforms as supported platforms at this point.


    Check out Embedded Windows Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/embedded/default.aspx
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:30 PM
  • Any update on this for Security Essentials 2.0 or Forefront Endpoint Security 2010?
    • Proposed as answer by Zeeshan Baqir Friday, December 09, 2011 11:44 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Zeeshan Baqir Friday, December 09, 2011 11:44 PM
    Monday, April 25, 2011 4:25 PM
  • FEP 2010 is now supported on WES7, also for better managment of updates please see: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh535744.aspx
    Friday, December 09, 2011 11:47 PM
  • And what does that have to do with the topic of this thread: MSE on WES7?
    Monday, December 12, 2011 7:58 AM
  • There's also an newer version of MSE 2.0.  FEP 2010 is just MSE 2.0 with enterprise components added in.

    Simply download MSE at Microsoft MSE page.

    • Proposed as answer by VgerNYC Monday, January 30, 2012 4:58 AM
    Monday, January 30, 2012 4:58 AM
  • So does MSE support WES7? I don't seem to have the definitive word on this and we're keen to try this as a low-cost virus solution.
    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 10:25 PM
  • It should definitly do now.  If you use Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010.  Get the latest update.
    Sunday, January 20, 2013 5:27 AM