The following is an excerpt from my book Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Cookbook, https:// It’s a fact of life when working in a large corporate network environment that there will always be the oddball PC that, for whatever reason, cannot be joined to the domain or won’t have the SCCM client installed.
These could be lab machines, special purpose kiosk PCs or controllers for manufacturing equipment.
Microsoft has been in the anti malware/virus business for a couple of years now.
Going back to the first version of Windows Defender and going on today with the most used antivirus product on the market (Which is free) Microsoft Security Essentials.
Not sure where Microsoft is headed with this, since if a business wants Forefront they would need to invest in SCCM as well (Even if they don’t need it).
On the other hand, Microsoft can now brag about having a system that does everything.
First you have to install the Endpoint Protection role via the console.