You see the error: No Symantec Scan Engine registered. There is no VirusScanning possible

Article:TECH97580  |  Created: 2009-01-19  |  Updated: 2009-01-03  |  Article URL
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After a reboot, the Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers status shows that there is no Scan Engine registered. Also, when you look at the ScanEngine log, you see that the Scan Engine was unable to be reached at At this point no documents are accessible and no documents can be uploaded.

You may see the following when clicking on your farm overview:



The Symantec Protection 5.1 for SharePoint Servers service started before the Scan Engine service. When it could not connect to the Scan Engine, it reported the error and did not retry.


To change Windows settings to prevent startup conflicts with Symantec Scan Engine and Protection for SharePoint Service:
    • On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run.
    • In the Open box, type the following command: regedt32.exe
    • Press Enter.
    • In the Registry Editor, in the left pane, go to the following key:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SymantecSharePointScan
    • In the right pane, right-click DependOnService, and then click Modify.
    • If the DependOnService value does not exist, create a new REG_MULTI_SZ (Multi-String Value) named DependOnService.
    • In the Value Data box, type: symcscan
    • Click OK.
    • Exit the Registry Editor.
    • Restart the computer


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