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Copying Virus Scan Exclusions to different folders

I have inherited a complex directory structure with over 50 folders and a number of subfolder folders. Policies are not inherited by default as each site has its own repository and with the exception of a HTTP repository should not go go to another site to collect updates. We are still running epolicy 3.61

A seperate weekly scanning task is configured for a 4 sites which contain several servers within the folders. On access scan for servers contains over 56 exclusions in some case and i have configured on demand scans for the servers on a weekly basis. As i tend to forget i have'nt actually updated the exclusions in the on demand scheduled tasks. I have configured and updated the on demand scan exclusions for one folder but feel there must be an easier way to copy these to the other three sites. I know this can be done at the top of the tree and enabled further down the tree however as the folders also contain workstations i don't want them attempting to read the tasks (even though they will not apply)

My question is, is it possible to import the on access scans exclusions as on demand scan exclusions and copy to each folder without adding the exclusions one at a time. Thanks
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RE: Copying Virus Scan Exclusions to different folders

Anybody ...?

RE: Copying Virus Scan Exclusions to different folders

Not sure what version but at one time the exclusions could be found in an XML file. Maybe you can copy them out and paste into the new/appropriate XML file. Be sure to backup the files incase it doesn't work.

RE: Copying Virus Scan Exclusions to different folders

That is what i have been doing. Exporting the exclusions from the an access scan into an xml file and then copying and pasting one at a time. However as there are so many directories, this is quite time consuming an not particularly efficient. I was wondering if there was an easier or at least more effiecient way of doing thsi

RE: Copying Virus Scan Exclusions to different folders

Define a policy with those exclusions and then apply the policy to the groups containg the PC's ?
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