System Centre End Point Protection
Antivirus is a costly, but important aspect of any infrastructure, sadly I don’t have the sort of money that it would cost to buy antivirus and Free AV I’ve used in the past has been pap. However, I read an MS forum post recently that mentioned that the System Centre End Point protection client, will work just like MS Security essentials if you install It manually. So, I installed the client from the SCCM media “..SC2012_R2_SCCM_SCEP\SMSSETUP\CLIENT\scepinstall.exe” and it seems to work ok. There’s no central management ability but im only likely to have this install on 3 machines (Infrastructure DC and 2 hosts). So it’s not a problem.
The client can also be controlled via the command line. I wrote the below PS to update the virus defs.
set-location "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client" .\MPCMDRUN.exe -SignatureUpdate -MMPC
using the MPMCMDRUN.exe you can achieve most things. I’ll update this post with anything else of note I find over the next few months