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Endpoint Security/VirusScan Enterprise/SaaS Endpoint Protection exclusions for Exchange Server
Technical Articles ID:   KB51471
Last Modified:  6/13/2019


McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.2.x, 10.1.x
McAfee SaaS Endpoint Protection 6.0, 5.4
McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange (MSME) 8.x
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.x

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007


List of exclusions needed for Exchange Server
To ensure compatibility with Microsoft Exchange, exclude the locations recommended by Microsoft for File Level scanners in the On-Access Scanner for ENS, VSE, and SaaS Endpoint Protection. For the most accurate list of file exclusions, refer to the following Microsoft Technet article: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.microsoft-anti-virus-exclusion-list.aspx. Within the Technet article, go to the "E" section and click the article link for the version of Exchange in use in your environment. The following is the list of Exchange articles as of November 2016: How to configure exclusions in ENS, VSE, and SaaS Endpoint Protection for Exchange Server
When configuring exclusions, always apply the principle that the more precise the exclusion, the smaller the potential security risk. For instructions to configure exclusions, refer to the following documentation:
  • PD26619 - Endpoint Security 10.2 Product Guide
  • VSE:
    • KB66909 - Consolidated list of VirusScan Enterprise exclusion articles
    • KB55898 - Understanding VirusScan Enterprise Exclusions
    • KB67544 - How to create low-risk and high-risk process exclusions for VirusScan Enterprise 8.x in ePolicy Orchestrator
    • KB50998 - How to manage file and folder exclusions in VirusScan Enterprise 8.x using wildcards
    • KB61000 - VirusScan Enterprise exclusions and hardware paths (physical address versus logical address)
  • PD24618 - SaaS Endpoint Protection Product Guide (April 2013 Release)
Exclusions required if McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange (MSME) is installed
The following additional exclusions are required only if MSME is installed:
  • <MSME installation folder>\bin  (Default installation folder is C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\MSME\Data)
  • <MSME defined quarantine folder>\MSMEData  (Default defined quarantine folder is %programdata%\McAfee\MSME\Data)

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