One place on the web where you can find an updated list of ALL the AV exclusions you might want to configure for Windows Server. Feel free to add to the list, it is the wiki way!
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Enterprise Configuration Recommendations:
Windows / Active Directory:
Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM):
Virtual PC / Virtual Server:
Considerations when using antivirus software on FF Edge Products
SCOM / MOM:
Configuration Manager 2007:
Configuration Manager 2012:
Team Foundation Server 2010/2012/2013:
WSUS (Windows Server Update Services):
Data Protection Manager:
For versions up to AX 2009 exclude:
See for instance:
See recommendations in BizTalk performance optimization guides:
Mentioned executables used by BizTalk includes EntSSO.exe, MSDTC.exe, BTSNTSvc.exe, BTSNTSvc64.exe, SQLServr.exe, but also others as IIS, Customer WCF services, MSMQ, Rule Engine, SQL Agent, SSIS, SSNS and other applications used in integration scenarios.
Great List, really useful!
For Service Manager 2010/2012 I would recommand the following excpetions:
By folder exceptions:
%programfiles%\Microsoft System Center\Service Manager 2010 or
%programfiles%\Microsoft System Center\Service Manager 2012
By proces exceptions:
Microsoft.Mom.SDK.Servicehost.exe (Microsoft System Center Data Access Service)
Microsoft.Mom.ConfigServicehost.exe (Microsoft System Center Configuration Service)
HealthService.exe (System Center Management)
An Anti-virus vendor told me that, since they're using the Microsoft API's (the same used by MS Anti virus products), there is no longer a real need for exclusions. How far can I go into trusing this API implementation to avoid application crashes/problems?
Antivirus scanning for Outlook 2010
Thanks, very useful!