What to use on 1 Windows 2003 Server?

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  1. ablatt

    ablatt Registered Member

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    I need an A/V product to put on a single Windows 2003 server.

    I don't know if I can use any of the common XP or Vista based desktop AV products like NOD32 or Avira on a server?

    I've been using NOD32 3.0, Avira Premium and NIS2009 on the XP and Vista workstations.

    Can someone please point me in the right direction with a decent product that runs on a server.

    I don't need any special server-based client update or config features.
     
  2. lodore

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    Hello,
    the chepeast is f-prot
    $50 for 10 computers and can be installed on servers.
    most av's require purchase of around 5 licenses and a license costs around £30 so f-prot is a bargain.
    tbh the only way to decide is to trial a few different av's such as nod32,drweb etc etc and see what you like best.
    nod32 busines license costs £91 for 5 licenses and can be installed on servers. it would cover your desktops as well.
    nod32 on on servers is pretty much the same as the version for workstations so if you are happy with that may as well get it for your server also.
     
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  3. ablatt

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    So I take it servers can't just run workstation versions of products? Cause I don't really need the client licenses.
     
  4. lodore

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    unfortnatly you need a server license.
    its cheaper to get a 3/5 client/server combo then going with a company that sells server licenses seprately.
    sometimes server licenses can be serval £100 on its own. so the deals i mentioned above are a steal even if you dont use the client licenses.
     
  5. ablatt

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    is f-prot any good? Don't see it listed any longer in av-comparatives

    And also AVG 8.0 for file servers is reasonably priced. Any good?
     
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    NOD32 2.7 works on server 2003. I've also read that bitdefender supports it as well, although the website only mentions xp, vista and server 2008 i'd say it would work on server 2003 also.

    F-prot is quite good imo, fast, stable and light. 5 licenses for $29 is very good value, the same price as many single licensed products. I believe they pulled out of av-comparatives for some reason.

    **Just tried bitdefender antivirus 2009 and it does work on server 2003. Pretty darn cheap too, 1 year 3 user license is $29.95 here in australia.**
     
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  7. vijayind

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    Try VIPRE , it allows usage for single license (USD 29.95) on Windows Server 2003/2008. Plus if you dual-boot or multiple VMs running you need only 1 license for hardware.
     
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    good idea didnt relise vipre allowed usage on single server.
     
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    Yes, the one for hardware license is tempting ....
    But the fact that VIPRE has not taken part in any major comparative, is making it harder to convince others at work...
     
  10. qpok

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    I am using the free version of PC Tools AntiVirus on my Server 2003. It seems to have passed the latest VB test (and failed two before that).
     
  11. midway40

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    I just installed Windows Home Server (which is based on 2k3 Server SBS) on my old Dell box. I had decided that I wasn't going to install an AV on it since everything that goes into it has been checked by the client's security anyway. Plus I will not be surfing in the server so cannot pick up anything that way. I will just use an online scanner on it every now and then and see how it goes.
     
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