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Configuring Antivirus for SQL Servers


I've been on both sides of the debate with respect to whether or not to install antivirus software on a server running Microsoft SQL Server. If you decide to go down that route (or you are required to go down that road), here's the guidance you need to read:

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

At a minimum, make sure you aren't scanning:

I would also include:

There is also guidance for Analysis Services and for SQL Servers installed on clusters.



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