Sign up ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am at home with a work machine and cannot get Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 to turn on.

If I go to my Start Menu >> All Programs >> Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection I get its main screen. In the center of the screen is a big red button that reads Turn on. When I click it, the program hangs for about 45 seconds, and then gives me the following error message:

enter image description here

Is MFE a client-server application? If so, I am wondering if I am getting this because I am not VPNed in (and thus, can't connect to a server). Else, anybody have any idea what that error code means? I searched for it but nothing really turned up. Thanks in advance.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

Forefront is designed to be run in an environment with a server in place; while there are ways of getting it to work otherwise, presumably yours isn't configured that way. I would suggest trying again on the VPN.

share|improve this answer
VPNed in and still the same message. Any ideas? If I have a virus could it be blocking the MFE client from turning on? – pnongrata Mar 14 '12 at 11:24
It's possible. Unfortunately I'm not super familiar with Forefront beyond the basics - I'd suggest talking to your sysadmin about this, frankly, because it may be a configuration problem they've seen before. – Shinrai Mar 14 '12 at 14:13

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.