Friday, December 11, 2009

Forefront /NOMOM cannot update

If you have a single server running Forefront and not having access to your WSUS for updates (ie: an ISA server in a DMZ) you need to install the AV software with the /nomom option :
clientsetup /nomom
But it won't update automatically by itself.
You need to run Microsoft update and enable updates for Microsoft products in addition to Windows updates.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cannot enable "CLR enabled", needed after Forefront update (WSUS)

After a Forefront update on my server (WSUS + Forefront), it complained about an SQL option to be set (CLR) but there is no way I could set it up.

Start Forefront client security console :
An update for Microsoft forefront client security has occurred which requires the configuration wizard to be run again

Verifying settings and requirements -> failed

Log results :
[9/24/2009 9:34:49 AM] Verification(Verifying the Common Language Runtime (CLR) is enabled in SQL Server)
Common Language Runtime (CLR) is not enabled. Configuration cannot complete. For information on CLR, see
Number of verifications completed: [9/24/2009 9:34:49 AM]

I tried through the SQL Surface Area Configuration to set CLR to 1, but :

Failed to connect to server localhost\MICROSOFT##SSEE. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)

Here is how to fix it; open a command prompt and execute the following command lines :

osql -S \\.\pipe\sql\query -E -I
exec sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1
exec sp_configure

It shows :
clr enabled 0 1 0

Try to set clr enabled to 1...

exec sp_configure 'clr enabled','1'

Then :

exec sp_configure

It shows now :
clr enabled 0 1 1

Start again your Microsoft Forefront Client Security Console and it will go through all the update install process.