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  • So I'm just reaching out to see what others have done in regards to Virus Scan on OCS Servers.  In particular, in deployments where you are using OCS Enterprise Voice.  Do you even load virus scan on the server?  Do you restrict it so it doesn't scan during certain times to make sure it doesn't kill/destroy calls?  Just curious.  I would think no VS on Front-end and mediation servers so not to goof up voice traffic, but...

    Just curious.

    Richard
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 2:39 AM

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  • Host-based Anti-virus for the operating system should still be installed with exclusion of the database, folders and files exclusive for OCS 2007 itself.


    TechNet Forum Moderator - http://www.leedesmond.com
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 1:53 PM
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  • This might help too.
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/communicationsserversetup/thread/7da5a33a-9ace-4af3-8d61-d62ec2971c67

    "I personally like to exclude the ABS files, and you should follow SQL Server best practices and exclude *.ldf, *.mdf, and *.ndf files.  The only recommendation I've seen from Microsoft is that you should not scan conferencing content during peak hours.  Pretty much all the other files related to OCS are program files that any modern A/V software should presumably be able to deal with."  - Mike Stacy


    Matt Nixon | http://unifiedmatt.blogspot.com
    Friday, December 18, 2009 3:14 AM

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  • I think you would still want to have VS on your front-end servers. I would also check out Forefront for OCS to give you that extra level of security. Can you allow the scans to be done after hours?
    Matt Nixon | http://unifiedmatt.blogspot.com
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 2:53 AM

  • Host-based Anti-virus for the operating system should still be installed with exclusion of the database, folders and files exclusive for OCS 2007 itself.


    TechNet Forum Moderator - http://www.leedesmond.com
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 1:53 PM
    Moderator
  • This might help too.
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/communicationsserversetup/thread/7da5a33a-9ace-4af3-8d61-d62ec2971c67

    "I personally like to exclude the ABS files, and you should follow SQL Server best practices and exclude *.ldf, *.mdf, and *.ndf files.  The only recommendation I've seen from Microsoft is that you should not scan conferencing content during peak hours.  Pretty much all the other files related to OCS are program files that any modern A/V software should presumably be able to deal with."  - Mike Stacy


    Matt Nixon | http://unifiedmatt.blogspot.com
    Friday, December 18, 2009 3:14 AM