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Exclusions for Windows server 2012 R2

Created: 21 Nov 2013 • Updated: 24 Feb 2014 | 4 comments
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Would exclusions (SEP12)  for Server 2012 R2 be the same as Server 203, 208 ? or is there something special that need to be added?

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Brɨan's picture

They should be roughly the same, unless you have special software running

If running AD or Exchange, see here:

Microsoft put up some updated docs for many of their products and AV exclusions here:!1321&app=Word&authkey=!APa6t2AxsVPfiic

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James007's picture


What SEPM version are you using ?

SEPM 12.1.4 are supported windows 2012 R2.

AV exclusions List are same other windows server version but till now microsoft not release AV exclusions List.

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Chetan Savade's picture


Thank you for posting in Symantec community.

I would be glad to answer your query.

No special exception that need to be added.

The latest version of Endpoint Protection now automatically adds exclusions that are not visible from the Endpoint Protection Manager.

The latest version of the Endpoint Protection client automatically detects the presence of certain installed components/applications, such as Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory Domain Controllers.

If we checked the System requirements Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 (SEP 12. RU4 onwards) are in the suppored list.

Symantec recommends that the Exchange server's OS always be protected by the latest available release of SEP.  The Exchange server's message flow and Information Store must be protected by a dedicated mail security product, such as Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange.

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

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