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    Anti Virus for a single server?

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for an AntiVirus package for a single file server. Don't mind what it is but must be low on resources like Microsoft Security Essentials.

    I do not want a managed solution, just something that works on a single 2008 R2 server.

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    What else is the server running? You may be able to install the MS FEP AV which is the corp version of MSE on there depending on your agreement.

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    Its a bog standard file server.

    Doesnt FEP need system center and all kinds of bloat to get working? I just want a simpler installer really like MSE
    Last edited by zag; 22nd October 2012 at 11:22 AM.

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    Found this but not sure if its any good

    File Server Edition 2012 | Virus and Spyware Protection | AVG UK

    Anyone else use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Its a bog standard file server.

    Doesnt FEP need system center and all kinds of bloat to get working? I just want a simpler installer really like MSE
    Nope, just download the software, go into the source folder and install the MSIs manually, you don't get the management and reporting but you do get the AV scanner which is all you were after anyhow

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    Don't Microsoft allow the use of the 'Microsoft Security Essentials' on a limited number of servers now? I think server 2012 has it built in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Nope, just download the software, go into the source folder and install the MSIs manually, you don't get the management and reporting but you do get the AV scanner which is all you were after anyhow

    This is how we have it on our DMZ servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    Don't Microsoft allow the use of the 'Microsoft Security Essentials' on a limited number of servers now? I think server 2012 has it built in.
    Not in schools... also it won't update through a proxy.

    This is from the EULA

    INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
    a. Home Use. If you are a home user, then you may install and use any number of copies of the software on your personal devices for use by people who reside in your household.
    b. Small Business. If you operate a small business, then you may install and use the software on up to ten (10) devices in your business.
    c. Restrictions. The software may not be used on devices owned by government or academic institutions.
    d. Separation of Components. The components of the software are licensed as a single unit. You may not separate the components and install them on different devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Nope, just download the software, go into the source folder and install the MSIs manually, you don't get the management and reporting but you do get the AV scanner which is all you were after anyhow
    Worked perfectly thanks!

    Only at Microsoft could you have 2 virtually identical bits of software that work well but are licensed in bizarre ways, and then succeeded by an operating system that then has then built in but you still cant use the old ones!!
    Last edited by zag; 22nd October 2012 at 01:45 PM.

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