Friday, June 10, 2005

How to make SBS and Antivirus play nice together

Most new clients I visit don't have the proper (or any for that matter) exclusions setup in their Antivirus programs. Microsoft recommends that you exclude the following directories and files on your Small business Server to prevent corruption and slow response from your Exchange server.

Note: These are the default installation directories. Your server install path may be different.

C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\SERVER_NAME.log
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot\vsi 1\Pickup
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot\vsi 1\Queue
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\mtadata
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\srsdata
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Networking\POP3\Incoming Mail

If you're running Trend Micro CSM you will also want to exclude the following directories.

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan\PCCSRV\Virus
C:\Program Files\Trend\SMCF\tempdir
C:\Program Files\Trend\Smex\Alert
C:\Program Files\Trend\Smex\bkup
C:\Program Files\Trend\Smex\Temp
C:\Program Files\Trend\Smex\Virus

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