When creating a large centralized exception policy in Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), you notice that several Auto-Protect exclusions fail to apply. The following error is seen in vpdebug logs:
10:20:14.834185[_684][_696]|AP Exclusion: F:\MSSQL\DATA 10:20:14.834447[_684][_696]|CSAVRTExclusions::AddDirectoryExclusions -- Could not add Directory based exception!
Auto-Protect has a built in limitation of 1000 exclusions.
Limit your centralized exception policy to 1000 Auto-Protect exclusions or less.