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TechNet Wiki – AV Exclusion List

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Wouldn’t it be handy to have one place on the web where you could find an updated list of ALL the AV exclusions you might want to configure? This wiki stub topic is meant to be that list. Feel free to add to the list, it is the wiki way!  

  

Windows:
KB822158 Virus scanning recommendations for Enterprise computers that are running currently supported versions of Windows

Windows / Active Directory: 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822158
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837932
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943556

Cluster:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/250355

Forefront: Considerations when using antivirus software on FF Edge
Products

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943620
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc707727.aspx

FRS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815263

SQL:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309422

IIS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821749
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817442

DHCP:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927059

SCOM / MOM:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975931

Hyper-V:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/961804

Exchange:
Exchange 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342.aspx
Exchange 2007: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342(EXCHG.80).aspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328841
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823166
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245822
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342(EXCHG.80).aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342.aspx

SharePoint:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952167
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320111
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322941

SMS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327453

ISA:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887311

WSUS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/900638

SBS:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885685

 Med-V
Recommended Anti-Virus exclusions for MED-V client and workspace installations

System Center:
Recommendations for antivirus exclusions in MOM 2005 and Operations Manager 2007

Hyper-V Fixes for Network Connectivity related issues

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Important Hyper-V Network issues related (Recommended Updates):
KB974909 – The network connection of a running Hyper-V virtual machine is lost under heavy outgoing network traffic on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer
KB981836 – Network connectivity for a Windows Server 2003-based Hyper-V virtual machine is lost temporarily in Windows Server 2008 R2.
KB978309 – IPv6 transition technologies, such as ISATAP, 6to4 and Teredo do not work on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Server core.

When this issue occurs, one or both of the following events are logged in the System log on the VM:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: netvsc
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5
Date: <date>
Time: <time>
User: N/A
Computer: <computer name>
Description: The miniport ‘<network adapter name>’ hung.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: netvsc
Event Category: None
Event ID: 4
Date: <date>
Time: <time>
User: N/A
Computer: <computer name>
Description: The miniport ‘<network adapter name>’ reset.

Notes:
KB979409 is to be installed in the Hyper-V servers.
KB981836 is to be installed on the Hyper-V server which will create a new set of Integration Components and then the new Integration Components will need to be updated in the Windows 2003 VMs.

KB978309 – Check Related Issues in the following posts:
IP Helper Service – IpHlpSvc Consume more than expected %CPU
Unable to add additional node to Hyper-V Cluster
Windows 2008 R2 problems with HP Drivers
Windows 2008 R2 problems with HP Drivers Again…

Additional Updates At:
Hyper-V Update List for Windows Server 2008 R2
Hyper-V Update List for Windows Server 2008

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May 11, 2010 at 4:07 PM

SCVMM Comprehensive/Recomended Updates

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Many “Recommended” updates are available for SCVMM and the technologies it manages, staying up to date can be hard, fortunately there is a tool called VMMCA that will check the configuration and updates installed on the SCVMM Server and any Hosts specified and produce a simple report.

What about all updates that have been released since the VMMCA was last released?
Here’s a list of all of the updates the VMMCA checks and another one that you will have to verify on your own.

Updates the VMMCA verifies
Install on the SCVMM Server
961983
971244
Install on SCVMM Hosts
950050
956589
956774
958124
954563
955805
Hyper-V updates for SCVMM Hosts
952247
956697
957967
958184
959978
971677
Failover Cluster Management updates for SCVMM Hosts
951308
958065

New updates, not verified by the VMMCA
WinRM
-Win2003
936059 An update is available for the Windows Remote Management feature in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP
WMI – Win2008, SP2
968936 Memory corruption may occur with the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1
WMI – Win2008, SP2
971403 A rollup hotfix package for Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering WMI provider
WMI – Win2008, SP2
970520 The Wmiprvse.exe process creates a memory leak on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 if you remotely monitor this process by using the WMI interface on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP
WMI – Win2008R2
974930 An application or service that queries information about a failover cluster by using the WMI provider may experience low performance or a time-out exception
WMI – Win2008R2
981314 The “Win32_Service” WMI class leaks memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows 7
Hyper-V – Win2008R2
981618 The computer stops responding or restarts during the Hyper-V Live Migration process in Windows Server 2008 R2
P2V – Win2000
834010 A deadlock occurs when a program that uses WMI calls the LoadLibrary() or the FreeLibrary() function in Windows 2000
P2V – Win2000, 2003
892294 A WMI event notification query does not detect a user permissions change on Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003
P2V – Win2000
843527 The Win32_SCSIController WMI class cannot obtain SCSI controller information after you install the MS04-011 security update
P2V – SCVMM2008
959596 Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 update to address physical to virtual (P2V) issues
P2V – SCVMM2008
971816 Using P2V together with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 may fail with error 3154 (0x8099319E) or error 13252 (0x809933C4)
VMM Rollup – SCVMM 2008R2
976244 Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: November 10, 2009
VMM Rollup – SCVMM 2008R2
978560 Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: February 9, 2010
Other – SCVMM2008R2
976246 When you remove a virtual hard disk from a virtual machine in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, the .vhd file on the Hyper-V server is deleted without warning

Restoring Windows XP and 2003 to Windows 7 and 2008

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Many people have asked to Microsoft a tool/update like this one. The reason for that is simple, they need to restore backups from Windows XP/2003 to the new Windows7/2008 R2. As usual, Microsoft gave them what they asked for. Now it’s even simpler to do the migration from XP/2003 to the Windows7/2008 R2.

Utility for restoring backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

– Download the 32Bit version of KB974674
– Check the 64Bit version of KB974674

Go for it… 🙂

Written by IT Core

January 28, 2010 at 11:49 PM

Antivirus Settings for Microsoft OS

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Here’s a nice document from Microsoft that you should read before configuring your Anti-virus settings.

This document has recommendations that may help you protect a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista from viruses. This article also contains information to help you minimize the effect of antivirus software on system and network performance.

Click KB822158

From technet Managing Antivirus Software on Active Directory Domain Controllers

Written by IT Core

January 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Windows Script 5.7 Setup Error

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You download the Windows Script 5.7 for Windows Server 2003, then you try to install it on windows 2003 64Bit version OS, when you do that you get the following error message:

Windows Script Setup Error
This Windows Script is for a different hardware platform.

This error is expected in windows 2003 64bit version since that the Windows Script 5.7 for Windows Server 2003 download is for Windows 2003/32Bit versions.

Solution:
Request and download the hotfix from KB955360.
Install the hotfix and reboot the system. after reboot verify that you are on 5.7 version by typing from cmd:
cscript.exe
or
wscript.exe

DONE!!!
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January 2, 2010 at 12:00 PM

HP System Management Homepage Timeout Error

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From time to time, I get the following error when trying to load the HP System Management Homepage:

A timeout occurred when while loading data for the HP System Management Homepage which may result in missing or incomplete information. See the HP System Management Homepage log for additional information

How to solve this?
This is normally caused by bad SNMP settings, Community Strings and/or Version Control Agent on the problem host, make sure it is pointing to a valid version control repository manager.

Here are some samples….

 

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Written by IT Core

January 2, 2010 at 10:22 AM