Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Windows Antivirus Exclusion Recommendations (Servers, Clients, and Role-Specific)

Recent post from WindowsITpro made me write this post for you to provide you with the vital documentation from Microsoft team on the Windows Antivirus Exclusions that needs to be set on Server and Client to minimize the impact of issues caused by the Antivirus application used in your Environment because we don't need the Antivirus system to scan some of our Vital folders or applications that could typically cause some impact on the productivity and we normally tend to exclude them as a best practice, some of the Antivirus vendors like Symantec already have specific Exclusion list available based on the specific application with their latest update and they automatically create the exclusion, for example Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE)with the latest SEP 11 RU6 MP1 for Exchange Server 2010. But most of the times it becomes the Admin's job to manually set the exclusions with the help of the AV security team with various Antivirus products.

Review and download the documentation for the complete list of exclusion with various products below.

Download here: Windows Antivirus Exclusion Recommendations

Additionally, Review the below TechNet blog post over Exchange Server Exclusions

Exchange and AntiVirus Exclusions – A Critical Conversation

Review the below TechNet Article for Lync Server Exclusions

Antivirus Scanning Exclusions for Lync Server 2013

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