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Recommended Components for Servers and Workstations

This Article Applies to:

  • Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security
  • Small Office Protection

A business environment has different needs than those of consumers, and therefore certain components are not recommended for use in such a network even though they are available in Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security or Small Office Protection.

Recommended for Business Environments

The following components might not be suitable for domain environments:

  • Real Site
  • Network Inspector

If these components are not removed, you may encounter instability in the network, slower computer operation, or errors. For information on how to disable or uninstall components, see Enabling and Disabling Components.

Recommended for Servers

Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security only

The recommendations for the various types of servers vary, but in general you should allow only a few components to be active to avoid interfering with server processes.

Types of Servers

  • File: stores and distributes files. Multiple clients or users may share files stored on a server
  • Application: runs applications in lieu of client computers running applications locally, and often runs resource-intensive applications that are shared by a large number of users
  • DNS: application servers that provide name resolution to client computers
  • Email: receives emails sent to a user and stores them until requested by a client on behalf of said user
  • Web: hosts programs and data requested by users across the Internet or an intranet
  • Terminal: hosts applications, and has multiple profiles set on the server
  • Sharepoint: provides content management and collaboration capabilities seamlessly integrated with Office applications

Recommendations for Components

There are some components that we do not recommend installing on a server. The following types of servers should only have the suggested components enabled, for optimal performance.

  • File Server: Normal setup
  • Application Server: Normal setup
  • DNS Server: File Shield and Ransomware Shield
  • Email Server: Exchange component, File Shield, and Ransomware Shield
  • Web Server: File Shield and Ransomware Shield
  • Terminal Server: File Shield and Ransomware Shield
  • Sharepoint: Sharepoint component, File Shield, and Ransomware Shield

If the components not listed above are not removed, you may encounter instability in the server environment or errors. Components can be uninstalled completely or disabled on servers by setting the sliders to Off, or by not installing them on the device entirely via the policy. For more information about how to disable or uninstall components, see Enabling and Disabling Components.