Secure SQL server using by Sharepoint.

Posted on 2011-04-27
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
We use Mcafee virusscan on our SQL servers and usually skip to scan the SQL folders.  Ever since Sharepoint was introduced in our company, users have been upload a lot of word or excel files from the Sharepoint websites into the SQL database.

I just want to get some advise of how I should secure our Sharepoint server which has SQL running as well.

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I suggest you let the antivirus scan the SQL folders, but configure it to quarantine infected or suspecious files instead of deleting them.

I am not sure if the Sharepoint Database in SQL Server stores uploaded files in a FILESTREAM. Please have a look at this whitepaper from Microsoft (read the Security section): http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc949109(v=sql.100).aspx
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