Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange file locations

Article:TECH141646  |  Created: 2010-10-11  |  Updated: 2014-07-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH141646
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



You want to know what file folders Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE) uses. 


Solution



64 bit
Program folders
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\SMSMSE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\CMaF
  • This folder is not removed when SMSMSE is removed.
License folders:
C:\Program Files (x86) \Common Files\Symantec Shared\Licenses
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\SMSMSE\<Version>\Server\SpamPrevention
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\SMSMSE\<Version>\Server\UPLOADS
  • This folder may or may not exist.
C:\ProgramData\Symantec Shared\Licenses
  • ProgramData is a hidden folder.
Definition folders:
Server 2008 and 2012:
C:\ProgramData\Symantec\Definitions\SymcData\virusdefs32
Server 2003 x64:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymcData\virusdefs32
  • Hawkings structure used by SMSMSE 6.09 and later.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\definitions\AntiVirus
  • Contains definitions that the SMSMSE scan processes use.  Data is moved here from the virusdefs32 folder.
LiveUpdate folders:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\LiveUpdate
  • Program files folder.
Server 2008 and 2012:
C:\ProgramData\Symantec\LiveUpdate
Server 2003 x64:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\LiveUpdate 
  • Contains log files and downloads folder.  Content of Downloads folder can be removed.
  • Data in this folder is not removed when LiveUpdate is uninstalled.
  • ProgramData (Server 2008 and 2012) and Application Data (Server 2003 x64) are hidden folders.
32 bit
Program folders:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\SMSMSE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\CMaF
  • This folder is not removed when SMSMSE is removed.
License folders:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Licenses
C:\Program Files\Symantec\SMSMSE\<Version>\Server\SpamPrevention
C:\Program Files\Symantec\SMSMSE\<Version>\Server\UPLOADS
  • This folder may or may not exist.
 Definition folders:
C:\Program Files\Common files\Symantec Shared\VirusDefs
  • Hawkings structure shared with SEP/SAV.
  • Used by SMSMSE 6.0.8 and earlier.
C:\Program files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\definitions\AntiVirus
  • Contains definitions that the SMSMSE scan processes use.  Data is moved here from the virusdefs folder.
LiveUpdate folders:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate
  • Program files folder.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\LiveUpdate
  • Contains log files and downloads folder.  Content of Downloads folder can be removed.
  • Data in this folder is not removed when LiveUpdate is uninstalled.
  •  Application Data is a hidden folder.



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