Configuring exclusions when Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange and either Symantec Endpoint Protection or Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition or any other antivirus are installed together

Article:TECH85451  |  Created: 2007-01-06  |  Updated: 2013-10-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH85451
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



You have a computer on which you installed Symantec Mail Security 5.x or 6.x for Microsoft Exchange and Symantec Endpoint Protection 11, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.x, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1.x or Symantec Client Security 3.1.x or any other antivirus. You need to know what exclusions need to be set up in SAV or SEP.


Cause



SMSMSE's latest releases of SAV 10.1 (currently, 10.1 MR9) and SEP 11 (currently SEP 11 RU6 MP1) are designed to automatically exclude Microsoft Exchange's key files and SMSMSE's key folders in their default locations. Administrators may wish to create exclusions that explicitly exclude the SMSMSE directory as redundant measure. This measure is particularly recommended for environments where an earlier release of SAV or SEP is in place or any other antivirus is installed.

 

 


Solution



For information on the exclusions needed for particular combinations of products, see the following articles:
 

Preventing Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 from scanning the Microsoft Exchange 2007 directory structure:

Preventing Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 from scanning the Microsoft Exchange 2010 directory structure

About automatic exclusions of Microsoft Exchange server files and folders in Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 and Symantec Client Security 3.1

 
Creating a Manual Exclusion

If you are installing Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange 6.x, server directory and all the subolders should be excluded manually in Symantec Antivirus, Symantec Endpoint Protection, or other third-party AntiVirus product. 

Assuming a default installation path for Mail Security on a 32-bit server (Exchange 2003):


 C:\Program Files\Symantec\SMSMSE\6.0\Server\


 On a 64-bit server (Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010):


 C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\SMSMSE\6.0\Server\


 The actual paths to the above directories can vary, depending on custom installations, and will need to be set up accordingly.  Of particular importance is the exclusion of the Temp subfolder as this folder is critical to the operation of SMSMSE: it uses the Temp folder as a processing directory.  One of the most common reasons that the Mail Security service gets stuck in a "starting" state is that The Temp and Quarantine folders are not excluded, and some other antivirus product has those files locked. Excluding the "Server" folder and all subdirectories will correctly avoid this issue.



References
When SAV or SEP and SMSMSE are installed on the same server, you may also wish to read the article Configuring LiveUpdate when Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange and Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition or Symantec Endpoint Protection are installed together

 




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