installing FEP client 2010 update rollup 1 on windows 8

as i could not find any other source i did the installation as follows …

download the 22 MB big exe file in the appropriate architecture from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=223229 run it and choose a directory to extract the files to …

installing FEP client 2010 update rollup 1 on windows 8

when done navigate to the subfolder “FepExt\msp” and find the file “FEP2010-FEPEXT-KB2551095-x64-DEU.msp” extract that (using 7-zip) or similar to a new folder …

installing FEP client 2010 update rollup 1 on windows 8

you will now find the updated setup “FEPInstall.exe” (version 2.1.1116.0) in the new created folder which is the version including the Rollup Update 1 …

copy that and install it to your new windows 8 or windows server 2012 systems …

uninstalling FEP client 2010 from windows 8 to update to FEP 2010 with Update Rollup 1

when trying to remove the previously installed (but not supported) FEP 2010 on windows 8 you are prompted with an error …

therefore .. here are the steps to uninstall it …

by default  the 64-bit version is installed to c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\ … therein you will find the “setup.exe” … rightclick it and change the compatibilty to “Windows 7” an close the window with “OK” …

uninstalling FEP client 2010 from windows 8 to update to FEP 2010 with Update Rollup 1

now run the following command by simply entering it into the start screen search bar and accept it with return …

"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\setup.exe" /x

uninstalling FEP client 2010 from windows 8 to update to FEP 2010 with Update Rollup 1

this will initiate the uninstall process …

you may now install FEP 2010 with update rollup 1

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

[update] to install FEP 2010 you no longer need this compatibility setting! please take a look at this post: installing FEP 2010 update rollup 1 on windows 8[/update]

when trying to install FEP 2010 client on windows 8 it results in an error saying that the OS is not compatible …

this post explains how you can run the installation in compatibility mode “Windows 7” …

to get FEP 2010 installed on windows 8 you must first run the client installation .. when running the setup you will shortly see that the installation files are extracted into a temporary folder … remember that folder!

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

when the error saying “the version of the OS is not supported” shows up don’t close that window just now!

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

navigate to the temporary folder and create a copy of it … the name of the copy is not relevant as it will be deleted after the installation …

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

now you may close the installation window showing the error … open the copy of the temporary folder .. in my case “c:\3223ac3d3ab9e9b3851161 – Kopie\” .. and right-click “epplauncher.exe” and click on “settings” …

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

in the settings go to the tab “compatibility” .. set the mode to “Windows 7” and close the settings window …

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

if you now start the installation it will run just fine …

installing FEP client 2010 on windows 8 [update]

future will show whether this installations has any side effects …

[update] to install FEP 2010 you no longer this compatibility setting! take a look at this post