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Enterprise

Enterprise Configuration Recommendations:

 


Technical Platforms

The list of platforms below is sorted alphabetically.

A

App-V

B

BizTalk Server

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.

C

Cluster:

D

DHCP:

Dynamics CRM:  

Dynamics AX 2009

For versions up to AX 2009 exclude:

  • All the AOD, AOI, ADD, ADI, KHD & KHI files, or
  • alternatively, the whole application folder

See for instance: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/czdaxsup/archive/2010/05/13/ax-application-files-locked-by-another-process.aspx

 

 Note
Doing this helps make sure that the files are not locked when the AOS must use them. However, if these files become infected, your antivirus software will not be able to detect the infection.

Dynamics AX 2012

During AOS startup XPPIL (CIL) files are generated to by default: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Server\MicrosoftDynamicsAX\bin\XppIL>

  • Exclude XppIL and all subfolders
  • alternatively, you may want to exclude C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Server\MicrosoftDynamicsAX\bin\Application\Appl>, which is the local AOS store of the label files.

E

Exchange:

F

Forefront: Considerations when using antivirus software on FF Edge Products

FRS:

H

Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM):

I

IIS:

ISA:

L

Lync 2010

Lync 2013

M

MED-V

O

Orchestrator:

S

SBS:

SCCM 2007:

SCCM 2012:

SCOM / MOM:

SCDPM:

SharePoint:

SMS

SQL:

T

Team Foundation Server 2010/2012/2013:

V

Virtual PC / Virtual Server:

W

Windows: 

  • KB822158 Virus scanning recommendations for Enterprise computers that are running currently supported versions of Windows

Windows / Active Directory: 

Windows Update:

WSUS (Windows Server Update Services):


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