Configuration Manager 2012 and Anti-Virus Software Exclusions for Workstations

While I was doing some work for a client we discussed what anti-virus software exclusions for workstations are needed.

This may seem counter-intuitive, but in order for Configuration Manager to run efficiently, without causing too much overhead to Disk IO and CPU, there are a number of recommended anti-virus software exclusions that should be implemented.

You would think that this information could be easily found within Configuration Manager 2012’s documentation, but it isn’t. To help you out, below is a list of anti-virus software exclusions that I recommend that you implement for workstations.

Please note: if you are using McAfee anti-virus software, you also need to read my blog post about McAfee and SCCM!

Directories:

%allusersprofile%\NTUser.pol
%systemroot%\system32\GroupPolicy\registry.pol
%windir%\Security\database\*.chk
%windir%\Security\database\*.edb
%windir%\Security\database\*.jrs
%windir%\Security\database\*.log
%windir%\Security\database\*.sdb
%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Datastore.edb
%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\edb.chk
%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\edb*.log
%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Edbres00001.jrs
%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Edbres00002.jrs
%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Res1.log
%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\Res2.log
%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore\Logs\tmp.edb
%systemroot%\system32\GroupPolicy\Machine\registry.pol”
%systemroot%\system32\GroupPolicy\User\registry.pol”
%windir%\CCM\Logs
%windir%\ccmcache

Processes to exclude:

Ccmexec.exe

In Thursday’s blog post, I will give you a list of anti-virus software exclusions that I recommend for site servers. If you have any questions about anti-virus exclusions for workstations, please feel free to contact me @GarthMJ or leave a note below.
Configuration Manager 2012 and Anti-Virus Software Exclusions for Workstations

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