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  • Are there any plans to build in an antivirus solution? Are there any products that work with Beta 2?
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 4:15 PM

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  • I imagine for legal reasons any integration of antivirus monitoring will be through the antivirus/firewall center in windows.
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 6:44 PM
  • Has anyone found a third party solution that installs? I generally use AVG, but it wont install because its a server OS

     

    Saturday, March 3, 2007 7:10 PM
  •  JJ_SunsFan wrote:

    Has anyone found a third party solution that installs? I generally use AVG, but it wont install because its a server OS

     

    In this thread: http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1293451&SiteID=50

    "ANTONBORODA" reports that Kaspersky, NOD32 and Bitdefender work fine with WHS.

    Saturday, March 3, 2007 7:23 PM
  • Clamwin also runs OK

     

     

    Saturday, March 3, 2007 7:43 PM
  • I was thinking of installing MS Live One Care.  But I have it headless right now.  So... I will likely try that next week.
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 4:17 AM
  •  Jason D Siegrist wrote:
    I was thinking of installing MS Live One Care. But I have it headless right now. So... I will likely try that next week.

    I wouldn't do that. There are numerous reports in the forums of people who are using OneCare on their home PCs and having to turn it off entirely to use the WHS console. I'm sure it wouldn't play any nicer on the server side.
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 4:34 AM
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  • I am curious why one would need AV on the server. Why would the typical user be running applications on the WHS? Especially if run headless.

    (Yeah I might be naive)

     

    Sunday, March 4, 2007 4:59 AM
  • It's true!

    1. you don't run suspicious apps on WHS because it's headless

    2. you don't get worms/viruses through e-mails because you don't check your e-mails on it

    3. you don't go to suspicious/spyware websites again because it's headless

    Sunday, March 4, 2007 9:53 AM
  •  PMSNet wrote:

    I am curious why one would need AV on the server. Why would the typical user be running applications on the WHS? Especially if run headless.


    I don't have any real concerns about apps being run on the server. I've never had a virus affect a PC that I was the only user of, and I'm going to be the only person logging in to the WHS.

    What I'm concerned about (and the reason I want AV) is apps being run on other machines on my home network, particularly machines brought in from outside by guests. Without better protection than Windows Firewall, I would be concerned that a visitor could bring an infected machine into my home and infect my server. And without AV, cleaning it would be a major irritation.
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 1:31 PM
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  •  Ken Warren wrote:
     Jason D Siegrist wrote:
    I was thinking of installing MS Live One Care. But I have it headless right now. So... I will likely try that next week.


    I wouldn't do that. There are numerous reports in the forums of people who are using OneCare on their home PCs and having to turn it off entirely to use the WHS console. I'm sure it wouldn't play any nicer on the server side.

    You don't need to turn OneCare off completely, just set your OneCare firewall options correctly. In particular: open onecare -> Change OneCare settings -> Firewall -> Advanced Settings -> Sharing -> "Only share them with computers on my local network (subnet)"

    Sunday, March 4, 2007 6:32 PM
  • I agree that no one should be running apps on the WHS but like Ken pointed out.... I am concerned about any random viruses or worms from an infected PC in my network.
    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 1:18 AM
  • If you allowed 3rd party HIPS (Host Instrusion Prevention System) to be bundled (based on a tightly controlled API), it would be good.  A HIPS could prevent malicious software until another PC scanned the files remotely once a week.

    Cisco has been implementing this approach to virus and malware handling, and it seems to be cost effective in terms of cpu and memory usage.  Of course the cpu cycles might not be an issue if this is server isn't doing a whole lot every day.  Still, relieving the memory burden that comes with the autoprotect features of most AV through a lightweight HIPS would be useful.  This concept doesn't negate the need for a weekly scan as the HIPS can only stop an infection from spreading; it doesn't clean files.

    Just a thought.

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 5:56 PM
  • As mentioned in this thread, Nod32 works fine,( standard version) it actually suggests you disable IMON when installing other wise it may cause network trouble.

     

    Wayne

    Thursday, March 8, 2007 4:17 AM
  •  JJ_SunsFan wrote:

    Has anyone found a third party solution that installs? I generally use AVG, but it wont install because its a server OS

     

    John,

    I use AVG my self and I was able to install it with out a problem. If you're trying to install with the "Home and Office" version it’s understandable. If you go get the "Small Business" version you'll be able to install the software with out a problem.

     Vincent

    Thursday, March 8, 2007 7:16 AM
  •  Jason D Siegrist wrote:
    I was thinking of installing MS Live One Care.  But I have it headless right now.  So... I will likely try that next week.

    Jason,

    I'll give you credit for wanting to stick with Microsoft products, but "Live One Care" came in dead last for being an anti-virus program. And I leave alone the amount of holes it has as well. I think going with a 3rd party anti-virus would be best right now.

    Vincent

     

    Thursday, March 8, 2007 7:20 AM
  • I am currently running SAV Server on my WHS. using it to update all my other PC. No issues so far.
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:36 AM
  • Gooday!


      I agree, that some sort of antivirus software should be installed on the server.  I currently use Symantec's package for my PCs.  I had the server version on my W2k3 server when I had it running.

     

    During my switchover I haven't looked into this yet, but I certainly want to.  There is no sense NOT having that extra level of protection for when my grandkids and friends log on with their 'visiting' laptops, etc...

     

    Has anyone tried any of the corporate versions of Symantec?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Tony

    Friday, June 15, 2007 6:01 PM
  • Tony, the current Symantec Corporate AV version seems to run just fine.
    Friday, June 15, 2007 6:41 PM
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  • i thinks the norton will be the beter one i'm gonna test it
    Monday, June 18, 2007 11:48 PM
  • Thanks for the information.  I'll install the Norton and see how it goes.

     

    Hopefully, I'll get the system up and running this weekend.  Unexpected family visit prevented me from working on my server the last few days :-(

     

     

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:58 PM