SCEP and mapped drives. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Is there a way to have SCEP scan a mapped drive when doing a custom scan?



    Friday, March 28, 2014 3:19 PM


  • There is a scan policy setting for allowing it during full scans, however, custom scanning a network source is no longer able to be done with SCCM 2012. I can't remember if the change was done for all versions of 2012, or if it is a 2007 vs 2012.  Seems like an update to the FEP/SCEP client itself made the change so it probably occurred for SCCM 2007 and 2012 depending on your FEP/SCEP client version.

    It was a convenient feature, but it caused a great deal of inefficient resource usage.  If the source from the mapped drive has SCEP then it would be better to have it regularly scan locally if you are concerned about malware.  As long as you have real-time protection enabled, you should be protected in the event malware attempts to act on a client device or your mapped drive source.  In fact, there's a good chance that if a client attempts to open malware, the server will jump into action and remove it on it's own.  That's been my experience at least.  Otherwise you can select the setting for scanning network drives on full scans.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!

    • Marked as answer by Joyce L Friday, April 4, 2014 6:53 AM
    Friday, March 28, 2014 4:33 PM