Exchange Server and AD server exlcusions how?

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  1. caster

    caster Registered Member

    Jan 28, 2009
    I want to deploy eset company wide. I recieved the eset remote admin document. Looking thru it I dont see how I specify what files to exclude from scanning. Can someone point me to a document or a forum post that shows how to do this. Im guessing its an xml file and I must create one for each unqiue install
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Apr 25, 2005
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
    I use this guide..
    It's for Small Business Server...which is both your Domain Controller, Exchange a few other services such as IIS/Sharepoint ,etc..

    But you can figure out which exclusions on this list are AD related and Exchange related. This list is the same regardless of what antivirus brand...

    "Server Folder Exclusions
    The exclusions listed here should be applied to your SBS server, and where applicable to other servers that host similar applications in your domain.

    Exchange related Exclusions
    First up you need to be aware, that the default installation of CSM for SMB v3.0 will exclude the Exchange database folders from file level scanning. Therefore I am NOT recommending including these in your exclusions. However there are some other Exchange related exclusions that you need to add to ensure that things operation smoothly.

    Listed below are the items and their default locations - your installation may be different.

    Exchange Server Database = C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mdbdata (see note above)
    Exchange MTA files = C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mtadata
    Exchange Message tracking log files = C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\server_name.log
    Exchange SMTP Mailroot = C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mailroot
    Exchange working files = C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mdbdata
    Site Replication Service (not normally used in SBS but should be excluded anyway) = C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\srsdata
    C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Conndata

    IIS related Exclusions
    IIS System Files = C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv
    IIS Compression Folder = C:\WINDOWS\IIS Temporary Compressed Files

    Domain Controller related exclusions
    Active Directory database files = C:\WINDOWS\NTDS
    NTFRS Database Files = C:\WINDOWS\ntfrs

    Windows SharePoint Services
    Temporary SharePoint space = C:\windows\temp\Frontpagetempdir

    Additional Exclusions
    Removable Storage Database (used by SBS Backup) = C:\Windows\System32\ntmsdata
    SBS POP3 connector Failed Mail = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Networking\POP3\Failed Mail
    SBS POP3 connector Incoming Mail = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Networking\POP3\Incoming Mail
    Windows Update Store = C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore
    DHCP Database Store = C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcp
    WINS Database Store = C:\WINDOWS\system32\wins

    Desktop Folder Exclusions
    These folders need to be excluded in the desktops and notebooks clients.

    Windows Update Store = C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore"
  3. caster

    caster Registered Member

    Jan 28, 2009
    Actually Im familiar with the files that have to be excluded.

    To clarify I need a howto when using remote admin to deploy eset how to do it
  4. Rmuffler

    Rmuffler Former Eset Moderator

    Jun 26, 2008
    San Diego, CA USA
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