I was planning to install ForeFront on Server 8 for Virus protection -- is that what everyone else is doing?
I was going to use the TechNet instructions
I'm having difficulty tracking down proper protection software for WHS 2011. Does anyone know of out-and-out supported and successful anti-virus and anti-malware solutions for WHS 2011?
I use MSE on all my in-house PCs along with SpywareBlaster and Spybot Search & Destroy with great success. I have an old SBS 2003 server on which I'm using Rising Anti-Virus due to lack of a bank account for server-based AV. None of my PCs are outright clients of the SBS server nor are they members of its domain, so I don't think the SBS needs more anyway.
I appreciate any suggestions and success stories!
First off, I should say I love the podcasts, been listening since day one, but never bothered to join the forums, or the live show chat (except once before and this past week). But I'll be around here and there a lot more often from now on. Looks like this is the place to be, to get some questions answered, and maybe impart my POV on a few things.
.............that being said:
With the recent showing of Windows 8 and Server 8, and the possible pending debocale if MS doesn't explain Metro properly sooner than later; I started to think about Server 8 as it relates to Metro. I could only imagine Metro being useful in a status monitor role for Server 8. A multi-touch enabled LCD monitor attached to the front of the server rack with tiles for temperature, CPU, network utilization, etc. And all also being run on a Windows 8 tablet or phone, for remote maintenance. But that's all elementary, I mean, we all see this coming, a lot of it we have now.
But, as I'm finally about to install Windows Home Server 2011, and rebuild my RAID on it, I started thinking about what add-ins I want to install. And that's when Metro crossed my mind again. If/when the next iteration of WHS comes along, it's going to be Server 8-based. So then, what will happen to the add-in system we have now? Will it become fully-Metro-based? When I look at the WHS server console, I see the possibility of that being killed for Metro tiles.
I held off on WHS v1 because 2011 was on its way, and many add-ins had to be updated or replaced, so I didn't want to get used to something that may very well change. (Drive Extender didn't appeal to me, as I'm on the pro-RAID side of the fence anyway) And while I don't fear the next WHS once again flipping things upside down, I started thinking how possible it is that the add-in system that we know today could be totally replaced with something Metro-based, or even WHS as a whole being swallowed up and replaced with a lesser 'edition' of Server 8 (more akin to the editions of Vista and 7) that has the core feature set of WHS via Metro-based apps?
Am I on the mark, or what? I want to know what you all think.