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Exchange Server Recommendations

This Article Applies to:

  • Avast Business Hub


When installing servers in a business environment, you should follow our recommendations in Recommended Components for Servers and Workstations. For Exchange servers in particular, we recommend following the below guidelines for installation of components and creation of exclusions.


During installation of your Exchange server device:

  • Use the Avast recommended policy for servers
  • Do not install Web or Mail Shield
  • Install Exchange server protection
  • Install File Shield


Microsoft has compiled a list of recommended exclusions for Exchange servers. However, when you create exclusions in the policy, do not use variables (such as %localappdata%); instead, use wildcards (such as c:\users\*\appdata\local\*).

For more information on wildcards and exclusions, see Wildcards and Configuring Antivirus Exclusions.

We recommend you review and implement the settings found in these Microsoft's articles: