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How to create SEP scan exclusion for a group of server

Created: 06 Mar 2013 | 7 comments

Hi,

I got some of the following servers that I'd like to add some recommended directory exclusion from SEP monthly Full scan policy:

Active Directory
Exchange Server
SQL Server
Enterprise Vault server
File servers
Other clustered server
 

can anyone please provide me with the KB article in how to set that and which directory should I put the exclusions for those servers above ?

Operating Systems:

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.Brian's picture

See this KB article which shows each product that SEP automatically sets exclusions for:

About the files and folders that Symantec Endpoint Protection excludes from virus and spyware scans

Article:HOWTO80947  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80947

 

Not all the servers you mentioned above may be in here so there will be some manual work. You may need to check the vendors website for recommended AV exclusions.

This MS KB Article is very helpful as well:

Virus scanning recommendations for Enterprise computers that are running currently supported versions of Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822158

Also, a good Symantec KB reference:

Excluding a file or a folder from scans

Article:HOWTO80920  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80920

 

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W007's picture

Look this

About the files and folders that Symantec Endpoint Protection excludes from virus and spyware scans

 

Article:HOWTO54876 | Created: 2011-06-29 | Updated: 2012-10-02 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO54876

Preventing Symantec Endpoint Protection from scanning the Microsoft Exchange 2007 directory structure

 

Article:TECH102249 | Created: 2007-01-26 | Updated: 2013-01-04 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102249

configuring SQL should be in accordance with Microsoft recommendation. For exclusion of MS SQL on SEP installed client, you can check this URL

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH105240

 

Installing a Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client to a cluster server

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH91154

How to exclude 2008 R2 Cluster Shared Volumes from Symantec Endpoint Protection

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH140062

What scan exclusions should be applied to all Windows clustered server nodes

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH105581

Recommended list of antivirus exclusions for Symantec Enterprise Vault

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH48856

 

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Ambesh_444's picture

Hi,

Please check with this.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80947

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

 

 

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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John Santana's picture

many thanks guys for the advice and suggestion.

I assume that once I have created the group in SEPM, then drag the server into the group, then the policy should take effect in the next polling update to the SEPM.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

pete_4u2002's picture

correct, once communicate with the SEPm and the group it will download the policy and its take sthe changes.

W007's picture

Yes it's depend your HeartBeat setting

 

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