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Virus scanning recommendations for computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

Created: 28 Nov 2009 • Updated: 28 Nov 2009 • 1 comment
Rolf Niedhorn's picture
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Hello, everyone,

Daniel Melanchton (Microsoft Germany) made a blog post regarding scan exclusions for Microsoft Products.

Because some people reported issues with user profiles since SEP 11 RU5, it is very interesting to look at Microsofts following recommodation:

Group Policy related files

Group Policy user registry information. These files are located in the following folder:


Exclude the following file:


Group Policy client settings file. These files are located in the following folder:


Exclude the following file:


You may find the whole article under the following link: (Article ID: 822158 - Last Review: October 16, 2009 - Revision: 12.1)

kind regards,


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belpad's picture

Hi All,

Thanks for sharing "nieronet". We are just trying to unravel some of those issues you mention above and also stumbled on the same MS KB article.  This leads us to ask the following the questions...

Does anyone know if Symantec have produced a similar article to MS KB 822158?

Does Symantec have any recommendations that may supersede those in MS KB 822158 as noted in the KB, quoted below?

 "Note Specific recommendations from antivirus software vendors may supersede the recommendations in this article."

Thanks in advance.

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