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Is there a version of Microsoft Security Essentials Virus protection for Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2?
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Microsoft Security Essentials is not licensed for server or business use, which they talk about deep in their EULA.  It is licensed for home personal use only.  I would recommend looking for a paid anti-virus.  If you have a need for a server, you have a need for a high-quality, paid-for server antivirus.  As much as I like free myself, this is one area not worth skimping on.
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Thanks foremost for the quick response, I have a small server at home running windows 2008 standard, i Use Security Essentials on my laptop and like it very much.
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Also, technically, depending on what you are using your server for, if you are not accessing the internet through it and just using it as a backup location or file storage you really don't need an antivirus for it.  But if you are interested in an antivirus that is free and would work, take a look at Comodo AV.  I have heard reports that it works ok on servers.
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Actually I use MSE on my 2008 r2 server, and it works fine on there. It may not be officially supported by m$ for server platforms, but it works. It doesn't work or install on 2012 and up, but up to 2008 r2 it is OK.
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