This post will show you how to download the latest anti-malware definition updates for Microsoft Forefront Client Security, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 and Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection using Powershell commands.

Step by Step Guide

Windows x86 (32-bit)

To download the definition updates files for 32-bit (x86-based) versions of Windows, run the following Powershell command:

Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=87342&clcid=0x409" -OutFile "D:\TGH\FEP\AVUpdates\FEPAVUpdatex86.exe"

where:

  • D:\TGH\FEP\AVUpdates\FEPAVUpdatex86.exe = folder and filename save location

Windows x64 (64-bit)

To download the definition updates files for 64-bit (x64-based) versions of Windows, run the following Powershell command:

Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=87341&clcid=0x409" -OutFile "D:\TGH\FEP\AVUpdates\FEPAVUpdatex64.exe"

where:

  • D:\TGH\FEP\AVUpdates\FEPAVUpdatex64.exe = folder and filename save location

Definition Updates for Network Inspection System

To download the updates for the Network Inspection System, use the following Powershell command:

Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=207869" -OutFile "D:\TGH\FEP\AVUpdates\FEPAVUpdateNIS_Full.exe"

where:

  • D:\TGH\FEP\AVUpdates\FEPAVUpdateNIS_Full.exe = folder and filename save location

You can then use these full offline definition packs to update machines that may not have internet access to ensure that they are kept up to date.

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