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Recommended exclusions for Endpoint Security/VirusScan Enterprise on a Windows Domain Controller with Active Directory or File Replication Service / Distributed File System Replication
Technical Articles ID:   KB57308
Last Modified:  7/19/2018
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Environment

McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.x

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Summary

List of exclusions needed for a Windows Domain Controller with Active Directory or File Replication Service / Distributed File System Replication:
To ensure compatibility with a Windows Domain Controller with Active Directory or File Replication Service (FRS) / Distributed File System Replication (DFSR), exclude the locations recommended by Microsoft for File Level scanners in the On-Access Scanner for ENS/VSE. 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 "Windows / Active Directory" section and click the article link for the version of Windows Server in use in your environment.

How to configure exclusions in ENS/VSE:
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:
  • ENS: "Configuring exclusions" section of the Endpoint Security 10.5 Product Guide (PD26799)
  • VSE:
    • KB66909 - Consolidated list of Endpoint Security/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)

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