OS Level Anti-Virus Scanning Exclusions for Exchange Servers

In this article we will discuss about how to exclude the File Level Anti-virus scanning on a Exchange server 2010


File Level Anti-Virus Scanning some times cause you problem with Applications, So better way to Exclude some of the Files which used by application.


If they are not correctly configured it might cause problems for Exchange 2010.


Let’s discuss how we can Exclude the files from our Anti-Virus scanning for several Exchange services.


As per recommendation from Microsoft, Exchange Databases, Logs Files, Extensions and other related directories will be excluded from AV Scanning.


Directory Exclusion Sub-Directory Exclusion
C:\Windows\System32\Inetsrv All
E:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox All

E:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\TransportRoles\Logs

E:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\TransportRoles\Data\Queue All
E:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Logging All
E:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox All
E:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox All
Extensions Exclusion Process Exclusions
.EDB, .LOG, .STM, .CHK Msexchangetransport.exe, Microsoft.Exchange.Monitoring.exe, Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Exsearch.exe, Microsoft.Exchange.Servicehost.exe


List of Process Exclusions

Cdb.exe Microsoft.Exchange.Search.Exsearch.exe
Cidaemon.exe Microsoft.Exchange.Servicehost.exe
Clussvc.exe MSExchangeADTopologyService.exe
Dsamain.exe MSExchangeFDS.exe
EdgeCredentialSvc.exe MSExchangeMailboxAssistants.exe
EdgeTransport.exe MSExchangeMailboxReplication.exe
ExFBA.exe MSExchangeMailSubmission.exe
GalGrammarGenerator.exe MSExchangeRepl.exe
Inetinfo.exe MSExchangeTransport.exe
Mad.exe MSExchangeTransportLogSearch.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.AddressBook.Service.exe MSExchangeThrottling.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.AntispamUpdateSvc.exe Msftefd.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.ContentFilter.Wrapper.exe Msftesql.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.EdgeSyncSvc.exe OleConverter.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.Imap4.exe Powershell.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.Imap4service.exe SESWorker.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.Infoworker.Assistants.exe SpeechService.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.Monitoring.exe Store.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.Pop3.exe TranscodingService.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.Pop3service.exe UmService.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.ProtectedServiceHost.exe UmWorkerProcess.exe
Microsoft.Exchange.RPCClientAccess.Service.exe W3wp.exe


You can refer also the following KB article



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