I'm with John, the server's OS needs protection from viruses also. There are exploits out there that do not require an interactive login, they'll atack your service accounts, so just CYA and protect yourself.George TaylorSystems ProgrammerRegional Health Inc.
From: John T (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 12:01 AM
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: virus scan
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There are two trains of thought:
1), Yes, install AV to protect the server but exclude all Exchange directories (including store directories)and exclude the mailroot directory .
2) No, not needed since nothing else should be on there anyways and no one should be logging onto the Exchange server directly except rarely.
I'm in the first group.
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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Farhan Khan
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 9:45 PM
To: Exchange List
Subject: [ExchangeList] virus scan
we are in a process of deploying new exchange server 2003 on a new machine...want to clear one thing that am just installing ScanMail for Exchange...do i also need to install any anti virus software which scans system files & all the files on hard disk? or just ScanMail for Exchange? and i thnk for spyware we need to install ScanMail eManager.