GPO Settings for Microsoft Security Essentials

With the release of the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 in December 2010, Microsoft also changed the licensing terms. Small Business. If you operate a small business, then you may install and use the software on up to ten (10) devices in your business. Now although 10 PCs isn’t a lot, some Administrators might be interested in configuring their Microsoft Security Essential clients with a GPO. Fabien Duchene has created an Administrative template Read More …

Managing Microsoft Security Essentials from the Command Line

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is Microsoft’s free Antivirus Software which helps protecting clients against viruses and spyware. For years I had used other free Antivirus programs on my home based clients, but have switched them all to MSE since it’s release in September 2009. The MSE binaries are located in the following folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials. In that folder we also find the MpCmdRun.exe which provides a command line interface for MSE. The tool Read More …