Microsoft resources on Anti Virus scanning

Greetings !

As a MVP , I have access to lot of useful stuff on various Microsoft Technologies. Given below are some useful links.


This is a collection of links that describe Microsoft’s information on AntiVirus scanning in the SBS2008 era.

For Windows 2008, DNS, DHCP

Virus scanning recommendations for computers that are running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista


For Exchange 2007

File-Level Antivirus Scanning on Exchange 2007


For SQL 2005

Guidelines for choosing antivirus software to run on the computers that are running SQL Server


For SharePoint 3.0

Microsoft’s Position on Antivirus Solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server


For IIS 7 server, exclude the following folders:

  1. %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv folder
  2. Files that have the .log extension

Antivirus software may cause IIS to stop unexpectedly


For WSUS Server


(where Drive: is the drive letter where you installed Windows Software Update Services)

I hope you find this useful.

with warm regards

Suresh Ramani

Microsoft MVP


About Suresh Ramani

I am a CEO of a Technology Solutions Provider "TechGyan" ( Gyan in Sanskrit means "knowledge") . My Company is based out of Mumbai, India . My Company provides Solutions to Customers ( Local & International) around Microsoft Platform. In 2009, Microsoft nominated me as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP). During week ends I provide Redevelopment Consultancy to Societies in Mumbai . The details of the same are listed on My hobbies are reading Management Books . Like most of Indians , I love game of Cricket and Hindi Songs.
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