Solved

require Anti-virus software for Windows Server 2003

Posted on 2006-07-12
1
160 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Dear Expert,
I have a Windows 2003 server used as an internet gateway and file server for 10 Win XP Pro clients. Is it enough to have Anti-virus software on the clients only or is one required for the server as well? If one is required can you please suggest a cost+my Network-size friendly option?
Thanks in advance.

0
Comment
Question by:scgurung
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
r-k earned 60 total points
ID: 17097504
This is one of those questions with no definite single answer.

An AV program is not required, and my personal suggestion is to not even use it on your server.

By its very nature, a server is not a machine on which you should log in interactively. If it is being used primarily as a file server, any files that the users transfer to/from the server will be scanned on each client computer anyway, so scanning on the server is redundant. At the same time, there are often ill-effects of installing AV software on servers, such as files access contention issues, and in the worst cases the server becomes unbootable because of problems with AV software.

Others may have a different opinion, and certainly you should weigh the pros and cons.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is a guide to the following problem (not exclusive but here) on Windows: Users need our support and we supporters often use global administrative accounts to do this. Using these accounts safely is a real challenge. Any admin who takes se…
Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …
Suggested Courses

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question