Server 2003 Antivirus Software

Posted on 2005-05-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hey folks,
  I Have a 2003 SBS that if handling files as well as the business solution for our church.

It has Outlook 2003 loaded on it but not setup

I need an antiviris solution that will run on Server 2003 without having Exchange loaded on it.

It's strictly for email for one user on Outlook 2003 on Server 2003 SBS
Question by:lrbrister
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    Expert Comment

    Any industry standard AV should need for a special AV. Symantec (norton), Mcafee, trend micro.  They will all run on server only need to think about a special AV solution IF you are going to run exchange, but since you are not going to run can treat the server just as a workstation in terms of an AV solution.  

    Basically running outlook makes no difference so you shouldn't need any special AV software.  You should have AV on the server with or without Outlook running on it especially if you are using it for such important server should ever be without a good AV program :)

    Now I just have to add practice is to not do things such as checking e-mail from a server for obvious securtiy reasons. Even with good AV.....why put your server at unnecessary risk for something that should be left to a workstation? Just my opinion......but to answer your question...any standard AV :)
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    Assisted Solution

    Do you need the anti virus for the user AND the server.

    Symantec Coporate Anti Virus would do the trick.
    You can get it here for about $190.  I have been using it for years and am very happy with it.

    Escan is only $185 at
    I am not familiar with it, however.

    Author Comment

    Hey guys...

      been doing this a long time and my LAST choice is to use the server as a user station as well.  But finances.... :(

    I nee AV for the user Outlook email only.  Exchange Server is not loaded
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    Assisted Solution

    Hmm, take a look at and see if anything fits.

    You can always run a scan from McAfee, Symantec, etc.  but it is not automatic and it is slow.

    Why not just buy a standalone work station AV

    Accepted Solution

    Symantec Norton Antivirus 2005 $49.95 Download or Package
    Excellent product...I use it myself

    McAfee Virus Scan $39.95
    Excellent Product ... I don't really care for it but it has been said it is good

    AVG Antivirus Free Edition $0.00
    Excellent Product...I use this on a couple of appears to do the job but limited in comparison to the other two

    Anyone of these will do for what you are doing.  Word to the wise...use the Backup Utility and keep backups of your files.  At least the ones you need to run your business.  OS can always be re-installed easily enough.  Your files you can't replace.

    Good Luck!

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