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Endpoint Security/VirusScan Enterprise/Security for Microsoft Exchange exclusions for Exchange Server
Technical Articles ID:   KB51471
Last Modified:  10/29/2019


McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x
McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange (MSME) 8.x
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.x

Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, 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 MSME. For the most accurate list of file exclusions, see 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 October 2019: How to configure exclusions in ENS and VSE 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, see the following documentation:
  • Endpoint Security Interface Reference 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)
Exclusions needed if MSME is installed
The following extra exclusions are needed 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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