All versions of a document are deleted by manual scan if the last document version contains an infection

Article:TECH160400  |  Created: 2011-05-19  |  Updated: 2011-05-19  |  Article URL
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When a document on a Sharepoint list contains multiple versions, and the latest version also contains an infection, all versions of the document will be removed upon a manual or scheduled scan of Symantec Protection for Sharepoint Servers 5.1.x


This behaviour is expected and accorging to the product's design.

MS Sharepoint uses a single reference for any active (latest or published)  document.
Document versions are 'shadows' of the main single reference, and not independent from it.

Therefore, when the latest/active version of a document is found to be infected by Symantec Protection for Sharepoint Servers Manual Scan, all previous versions of the document will also be removed.

For more information, please refer to the MS Sharepoint API documentation:

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