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Exclusion of files in SEPM

Created: 25 Aug 2014 • Updated: 14 Nov 2014 | 9 comments
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How do we exclude specific files for ex:*.tmp under perticular folder in SEPM.

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James007's picture

Endpoint does not allow the use of wildcards.

Creating Centralized Exceptions Policies in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1
Article:TECH183201  | Created: 2012-03-07  | Updated: 2012-09-13  | Article URL

See this IDEA

If you have below issue .tmp you can configure beloow setting

DWH***.tmp files are detected in the user profile temp directory.

Article:TECH92399  | Created: 2009-01-16  | Updated: 2012-04-27  | Article URL
SOLUTION's picture

We have done many exclusion,my question here is,

Is it possible to exclude the some files for example:*.tmp..(if it is full path of the file SEPM is accepting)if it *.tmp in specific folder,how do we add.

Brɨan's picture

You need to put in the full path, wildcards are not accepted.

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James007's picture

*.tmp (*) wildcards not possible in Endpoint.

Configuring Exceptions for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1
Article:TECH176906  | Created: 2011-12-14  | Updated: 2014-02-28  | Article URL
AJ_01's picture

Not possible. Either you can add the extension or file or folder.



Chetan Savade's picture


SEP does not allow the use of wildcards. For more information regarding wildcards see the document below.

Title: 'Wildcards are not usable within Centralized 'Tamper Protection' Exceptions' 

SEP provides predefined variables called prefix variables for file and folder exceptions. These variables allow you to make exceptions without typing the full path. 

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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Manipillai's picture


That is a Good suggestion with article "Chetan"


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