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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Antivirus scanning exclusions for WSS / SharePoint on Windows 2008 / R2

Microsoft’s KB952167 (Folders may have to be excluded from antivirus scanning when you use a file-level antivirus program in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in SharePoint Server 2007) provides information on files & folders that need to be excluded by antivirus scanning. However, this article contains references to Windows 2003 paths, which are different from Windows 2008 paths.

Here is a list of paths I have created for Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 / R2:


Windows 2003

Windows 2008

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Service Extensions\

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Service Extensions\

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files\

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files\

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files\

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files\

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\




C:\Documents and Settings\MOSSFarmService\Local Settings\Temp\




C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Temp



C:\Documents and Settings\MOSSFarmService\Local Settings\Application Data


C:\Documents and Settings\MOSSFarmService\Local Settings\Temp



C:\Documents and Settings\SPSSPAppPool\Local Settings\Application Data


C:\Documents and Settings\SPSSPAppPool\Local Settings\Temp



C:\Documents and Settings\SPAppPool1\Local Settings\Application Data


C:\Documents and Settings\SPAppPool1\Local Settings\Temp



C:\Documents and Settings\sqlsrv\Local Settings\Application Data


C:\Documents and Settings\sqlsrv\Local Settings\Temp



C:\Documents and Settings\SPCAAppPool\Local Settings\Application Data


C:\Documents and Settings\SPCAAppPool\Local Settings\Temp



C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Logs

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Logs

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Bin

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Bin



Monday, November 9, 2009

Download Exchange Server 2010 RTM

Microsoft has released Exchange Server 2010 today:

I know many of you are already underway with your Exchange 2010 deployments and many more will be starting today. The Exchange Server 2010 bits are available for download now.

Source: Microsoft Exchange Team

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Attention Windows 7 + Live Sync users!

From the official Windows Live Sync blog, regarding the Windows Live Sync mandatory update:

If your computer was already running Windows 7 before this update, you’ll have to go to the Sync website to add your computer back to all the folders you’re syncing. We know this is a hassle and we apologize for this inconvenience. You’ll also see that your computer shows up on the Sync website with a new name—you can safely go ahead and delete the old computer from the website. Rest assured that your files and folders are safe.

Source: Windows Live Sync outage and client update - Windows Live

Friday, October 23, 2009

Updated: Download update for Windows Live Sync

As we notified you a few days ago, Microsoft has released an updated version of Windows Live Sync (14.0.8089.0726 for Windows). This is a mandatory update, meaning that users must install it if they want to connect to the service.


Update (2009/10/14): There is a known issue with Windows 7.

Please read this before installing the update.


Click here to download Windows Live Sync

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Windows Live Sync mandatory update on Thursday

A mandatory update for Windows Live Sync, that fixes a serious compatibility problem with Windows Easy Transfer will be released on Thursday, October 22nd.

Windows Live Sync users will need to go to the Sync website to install an update in order to be able to sign in to Windows Live Sync. Users will not be able to use Sync until they install the update.

Source: Windows Live Sync Official Blog

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New icons for Office 2010 Beta 2? has published screenshots of a private Office 2010 build (Office 2010 Beta 2 build?).

Looking through the screenshots, it is not hard to notice that there seem to be new icons for Office 2010:





Friday, October 16, 2009

Video: See What's New in Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 (Formerly Microsoft Office Groove)

Watch this video, providing insight into SharePoint Workspace 2010 (new version of Office Groove):

See What's New in Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 (Formerly Microsoft Office Groove)

SharePoint Workspace 2010 provides important new key features:

· SharePoint Workspace:  A new workspace type that allows you to setup a synchronization relationship with all of the supported lists and libraries from a SharePoint site.  The workspace contains site content available for you to read and edit while you are offline, and will automatically synchronize with SharePoint when you’re back online.  New lists and libraries will automatically appear in the workspace when they are created (or customized) from SharePoint.  You can take all of your favorite SharePoint sites with library/list content with you when you’re on the go.

· SharePoint Document Library Support: SharePoint Workspaces support the common SharePoint document library variants, and provide enhanced capabilities directly within the client, like: check-in and check-out, multiple content types including folders, drag and drop for document creation and organization including from Outlook or Windows Explorer, version history, and metadata/property support.  Within these libraries, Microsoft Office documents gain all sorts of new capabilities including co-authoring, automatic merging, differential sync, and more.

· SharePoint List Support: SharePoint Workspaces can contain most standard SharePoint list types, including Discussion, Announcements, Links, and custom lists.  Form previewing and editing is provided through Microsoft InfoPath 2010 technology.

· Virtual Lists through Business Connectivity Services (BCS):  Pull down and work with your content from LOB applications or other external sources.

· Views:  Both public and private views of lists and libraries are supported.

· Read & Unread, and Alert Customization: You will be notified when content changes or there are new additions to a SharePoint site that you are synchronizing through unread icons and our notification UI.  These notifications can be customized to adapt to your information needs, on a per-workspace or list/library basis.

· Content Selection: Select individual libraries or lists for synchronization.  Easy one-click setup directly from the default SharePoint browser UI.  Recommended sites are shown during workspace creation, including those published by your SharePoint administrator.

· Broad Connectivity:  Our synchronization with SharePoint supports numerous connectivity options, including Windows domain authentication, Forms-Based authentication, SSL configurations, and Alternative Access Mappings - for internal, extranet, and Internet scenarios.

· Ribbon:  Office 2007 pioneered this new way of working within your application, and we’ve adopted it as well.  It has been designed to optimize our key scenarios while ensuring consistency across cross-product scenarios.

· Office Backstage: This new feature of Office 2010 provides a new view to increase the discoverability and usability for the contextual work that happens beyond the workspace.

· Cutting-Edge Collaborative Authoring:  SharePoint Workspaces support seamless collaborative authoring sessions for Word and PowerPoint documents that are hosted in SharePoint document libraries.

· Instantly Find Documents, Lists, Attachments, and More:  Your local documents and lists are easier to find and organize than ever before.  Workspaces are automatically indexed and available through the familiar Windows Search user interface.

· Access Workspace Documents Directly from Office Applications: Offline documents can be opened or saved from Office applications through integration with the Windows Explorer.  Navigate local folders like they were part of your Windows drive.

· New Contact Card with Integrated Presence:  Office Communicator streamlines communication by allowing you to utilize its capabilities within the SharePoint Workspace application.  Communicator presence is displayed directly in the Groove workspace member pane.

· Standard Office Features:  We included numerous other features that are consistent with Office 2010 applications like:  a 64-bit native client; support for IPv6 networking; Single Sign-On authentication; new language support including full IME, mirroring, and complex scripts; native integration with standard management tools like Active Directory; continuous help publishing through Office Online; and much more.

Source: MSDN Blogs