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Antivirus recommendation for Windows 2008 file server role ?

Created: 22 Oct 2013 • Updated: 14 Nov 2013 | 3 comments
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Hi Folks,

Can anyone here please suggest me what is the best practice and option in regards to the Windows Server 2008 that I create as File Server role ?

in this server itself, there are 2 LUNs or drives that is 2 TB each with millions of files accessed by people 24/7. It has grown bigger, and some directory structure got more than 240 characters name with more than 15+ level deep.

and to make thing even worse, there is Enterprise Vault File archive service running on it to archive the files older than 5 months.

What is the recommended best practice for this server ?

Thanks.

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Brɨan's picture

All three components are supported in 12.1. My recommendation would be to start with AV only. Here are some helpful KB articles:

Best Practices for Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) on Windows Servers

padding: 1px;padding-bottom: 3px ;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;">Article:TECH92440 padding: 1px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;"> |  padding: 0px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;">Created: 2009-01-18 padding: 1px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;"> |  padding: 1px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;">Updated: 2013-09-13 padding: 1px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;"> |  padding: 1px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;">Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH92440

Best Practices for the Intrusion Prevention System component of Symantec Endpoint Protection on high-availability/high bandwidth servers.

padding: 1px;padding-bottom: 3px ;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;">Article:TECH162135 padding: 1px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;"> |  padding: 0px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;">Created: 2011-06-13 padding: 1px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;"> |  padding: 1px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;">Updated: 2013-09-13 padding: 1px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;"> |  padding: 1px;font: 12px Arial; text-align: left;">Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH162135

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James007's picture

I think There are no specific best practices for File server releated.You can only install AV components & follow-up TECH92440 best prctices

Check this thread

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sep-heavily-used-fileservers

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John Santana's picture

Cool, many thanks people for the suggestion.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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