Deployment of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool in an enterprise environment

“Microsoft has released the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to help you remove specific, prevalent malicious software from a computer.
The information that is contained in this article is specific to the enterprise deployment of the tool. We highly recommend that you review the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article. It contains general information about the tool and about the download locations.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

890830 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830/ ) The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000

The tool is primarily intended for noncorporate users who do not have an existing, up-to-date antivirus product installed on their computers. However, the tool can also be deployed in an enterprise environment to enhance existing protection and as part of a defense-in-depth strategy. To deploy the tool in an enterprise environment, you can use one or more of the following methods:

  • Windows Server Update Services
  • Microsoft Systems Management Software (SMS) software package
  • Group Policy-based computer startup script
  • Group Policy-based user logon script

For more information about how to deploy the tool through Windows Update and Automatic Updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

890830 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890830/ ) The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, or Windows 2000″

Head on over to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891716 for more information

HTH,

Tom

Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer

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Prowess Consulting www.prowessconsulting.com

PROWESS CONSULTING | Microsoft Forefront Security Specialist
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MVP – Forefront Edge Security (ISA/TMG/IAG)

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