We are running Windows Server 2008 with Small Business Server. An upgrade of a branch-specific application recommends disabling anti-virus scanners during the application process (probably due to the risk of anti-virus interfering with the upgrade process). We are using Symantec Endpoint Protection, which has the following services running:
Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Webserver
Symantec Endpoint Protection Start Program
Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange
Symantec Mail Security Management Service
Symantec Mail Security Utility Service
Which of these services would need to be stopped? In which order? Does the stopping of any of these services automatically stop any of the other ones?
We may also need to stop Microsoft Exchange. Same questions as above, regarding the following services:
Active Directory Topology
Server Extension for Windows Server Backup
Information Storage manager
Mail transfer (Hub-Transport-Server)
System Monitor (for directory searches)
Transport Log Search
Exchange Diagnose Cmdlets
After the upgrade these services would need to be restored to their normal functionality.
Also up for consideration: disconnect outside internet access while Symantec is deactivated, to reduce the risk of virus infection.
Any suggestions as to how to stop and subsequently restore Symantec and MS Exchange would be appreciated.