Exchange Server2003 and Symantec Antivirus

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
I am running an exchange server 2003 (server03) on my other server (server04) I have symatec v10...... installed and configured the server as a parent server for updating virus defs and then pushing them out to their respective clients.

I have an ms article that talks about excluding certain items from being scanned to avoid possible problems. I hope this is not a dumb question since I am new to all this but how do I exclude the items in the article if I am on two seperate servers. I can see where you can enter exclusions on my parent server, but it asks for a path.

So as an example on my exchange server one of the files is in c:\program files\exchsrvr. How do I exclude on the other server?  Am I missing something
Question by:djp12345
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    here's a pic where u can enter the exclusions:

    here's a articel how to exclude

    And here what u should exclude:



    If Symantec Mail Security is installed...
    C:\Programme\Symantec\SMSMSE\x.x\Server\Quarantine (falls Symantec Mailsecurity installiert)
    C:\Programme\Symantec\SMSMSE\x.x\Server\Temp (falls Symantec Mailsecurity installiert)
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    note: if u handle the settings from a "root symantec server" u have to configure the settings there,
    else they will be overwritten!

    Author Comment

    so for the file type do I just type BKF or .BKF and I'm assuming that I do not need to provide a path?

    Author Comment

    also I'm not sure what you mean by root server and where to put the exclusions
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    Expert Comment

    BKF is enough!

    Have u a Symantec Anti Virus Server which downloads the patterns ans so on?
    Do u restrict or co´nfigure the symantec clients on the clients and the servers on your Symantec Anti Virus Server.
    If no...forget this with the Symantec Anti Virus Server
    If yes...u should configure the settings for the clients on the Symantec Anti Virus Server
    --> Thats Symantec ANti Virus Server:

    To add the exclusions look here:
    Note: Also when u have scheduled scans which scans the computer once a week, u should configure the exclusions there, too

    The Exclusions must u add ion a Submenu from

    Author Comment

    Yes I have a server that downloads the patterns. Ithink I have everythig set correctly. One more question (I will increase the points as well). On the client side how do I lock out my users from being able to changes those settings on their pc (or is there no way).

    Example - Righ now I can go to a pc and double click on the icon in the sys tray and select configure and in the file system auto protect I can uncheck items. I don't want the users to be able to modify critical settings in anyway.
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    Expert Comment

    on almost each settings which u can define on your anti virus server there's a little closed symbol, which when u activate it blocks the user to change somthing

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