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Endpoint Security/VirusScan Enterprise exclusions for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
Technical Articles ID:   KB59944
Last Modified:  6/13/2019


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

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2016, 2012, 2007


List of exclusions needed for System Center Operations Manager
To ensure compatibility with System Center Operations Manager, exclude the locations recommended by Microsoft in the On-Access Scanner for ENS and VSE. For the most accurate list of 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 "SCOM" section and click the article links for the version of System Center Operations Manager in use in your environment.

How to configure exclusions in ENS/VSE:
When you configure 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:
  • ENS: "Preventing Threat Prevention from blocking trusted programs, networks, and services" section of the Endpoint Security 10.6.x Product Guide (PD27574)
  • 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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