Print server Anti-virus exclusions

Hi

I am about to build a new Windows 2003 Print Server for our company. All printers are HP.

Is anyone aware if I need to set any exclusions for the anti-virus scanning on this server? For instance, the SPOOL directory.

Thanks


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bruce_77Asked:
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sensored2008Connect With a Mentor Commented:
antivirus  will not  affect print spooler, but might just  slow printing  a bit down upto 30sec depening on the load of the network but that should be  any majoror minor problem
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sensored2008Commented:
antivirus  will not  affect print spooler, but might just  slow printing  a bit down upto 30sec depending on the load of the network but that should not be  any major or minor problem
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matjmConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi there,

Generally you don't need to worry about setting up exclusions for things like this. The main concern is things like databases, where you'd normally have a database aware virus scanning application which can inspect the contents of the database, rather than the database file itself.

Other reasons for exclusions would be performance, but it's obviously a trade off of usability vs. security.

Simply put, I recommend you leave virus scanning on the spool directory - I doubt you'll notice any overhead.
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