Kaspersky Security 9.x for Microsoft Exchange Servers

Enabling and disabling anti-virus server protection

9 July 2024

ID 26326

If the anti-virus server protection is enabled, anti-virus scanning of e-mail traffic is started or stopped together with the Microsoft Exchange server. Background scanning of storages can be launched either manually or automatically according to schedule.

Disabling anti-virus protection of the server considerably increases the risk of malware infiltrating the e-mail system. You are advised not to disable anti-virus protection unless absolutely necessary.

Anti-virus protection of a Microsoft Exchange server deployed in Mailbox and Hub Transport roles is enabled separately.

To enable or disable Anti-Virus protection of the Microsoft Exchange server in the Mailbox role:

  1. Perform the following steps in the Management Console tree:
    • To enable or disable anti-virus protection of an unassigned Security Server, maximize the node of the relevant Security Server
    • To enable or disable anti-virus protection of Security Servers belonging to a profile, maximize the Profiles node and inside it maximize the node of the profile for whose Security Servers you want to configure anti-virus protection.
  2. Select the Server protection node.
  3. In the workspace, on the Protection for the Mailbox role tab, in the Virus scan settings configuration section, perform one of the following actions:
    • Select the Enable anti-virus protection for the Mailbox role check box if you want to enable the Anti-Virus protection of the Microsoft Exchange Server.
    • Clear the Enable anti-virus protection for the Mailbox role check box if you want to disable the Anti-Virus protection of the Microsoft Exchange Server.
  4. Click the Save button.

If the application is running on a DAG of Microsoft Exchange servers, anti-virus server protection enabled for the Mailbox role on one of the servers is enabled automatically on the remaining servers within this DAG. Enabling anti-virus protection for the Mailbox role on the remaining DAG servers is not necessary.

To enable Anti-Virus protection of the Microsoft Exchange server in the Hub Transport role:

  1. Perform the following steps in the Management Console tree:
    • To enable or disable anti-virus protection of an unassigned Security Server, maximize the node of the relevant Security Server
    • To enable or disable anti-virus protection of Security Servers belonging to a profile, maximize the Profiles node and inside it maximize the node of the profile for whose Security Servers you want to configure anti-virus protection.
  2. Select the Server protection node.
  3. In the workspace, on the Protection for the Transport Hub role tab, in the Virus scan settings configuration section, perform one of the following actions:
    • Select the Enable anti-virus protection for the Hub Transport role check box if you want to enable the Anti-Virus protection of the Microsoft Exchange Server.
    • Clear the Enable anti-virus protection for the Hub Transport role check box if you want to disable the Anti-Virus protection of the Microsoft Exchange Server.
  4. Click the Save button.

Did you find this article helpful?
What can we do better?
Thank you for your feedback! You're helping us improve.
Thank you for your feedback! You're helping us improve.