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Pop Quiz: Antimalware and Supported Operating Systems

Applies to the "Deploy, manage, and maintain the application environment" objective of Exam 70-416.

Q: A company's security team has mandated a change to the corporate security policy, and all supported operating systems connected to the intranet must have antimalware software installed.

The desktop support team would like to use the System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection client and needs to know which operating systems are supported. Which of the following are supported? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Android
  2. Windows
  3. Linux
  4. iOS


Answers are B, C. System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection include support for Windows, Linux, and the Mac operating systems. While Linux and Mac cannot be managed using System Center Configuration Manager, there is a management pack available for Linux using System Center Operations Manager.

Quick Tip: A Microsoft Volume License customer agreement is required to download the Endpoint Protection installation files for Linux and Mac operating systems.

Bonus Question: Which Windows Server technology can be used to deploy resilient virtual desktops? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: The successor to Microsoft's Forefront Endpoint Protection product is System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

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