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What scan exclusions should be applied to all Windows clustered server nodes?


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Endpoint Protection


You have Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) installed on your Windows Clustered servers and you need to know what files or folders should be excluded as a best practice.



Follow the guidelines laid out by Microsoft for exclusions to clustered servers. At minimum, ensure that you exclude these locations from virus scanning:

  • Q:\ (Quorum drive)
  • C:\Windows\Cluster

If you are also running Microsoft SQL Server, you should refer to the additional recommendations as outlined by Microsoft.

For detailed information, please consult the following Microsoft knowledge base articles: