antivirus software questions

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by djc, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. djc

    djc Guest

    the following few questions revolve around antivirus software configuration
    considerations on servers (2000/2003).
    I came accross an article on files/folders that should be excluded from a
    domain controller which raised other questions in my mind.

    what other services need special consideration?
    what other directories/files, if any, should be excluded from virus scanning
    (auto protect and scheduled sweep scans)?

    DNS?
    DHCP?
    WINS?
    etc..?

    any input is appreciated?
     
    djc, Sep 19, 2006
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  2. djc

    G Guest

    I would think that this is an AV-specific question. What does your AV vendor
    recommend? Off the top of my head, I would think that Exchange stores and
    SQL Server database files should be excluded. That assumes you are running
    either of these, which you don't say.
     
    G, Sep 19, 2006
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  3. Miha Pihler [MVP], Sep 19, 2006
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  4. djc

    djc Guest

    hehe. Ya, I went to the AV vendor first. They (symantec) said to ask each
    other software vendor. Except for Exchange. They do provide support docs on
    how to configure there AV product to work nicely with Exchange server.

    thanks for the input though, its appreciated.
     
    djc, Sep 19, 2006
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    djc Guest

    djc, Sep 19, 2006
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