Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) offers flexibility in selecting what SharePoint folders (sites) to scan with the scheduled scan. You can configure the scan to include all existing and new SharePoint folders, or you can build an inclusion list from available folders.

When scanning selected folders, the scheduled scan actually goes through the entire database store even if only one folder selected (FPSP only acts upon the selected folder, however). For a more efficient scan of specific folders, you may want to consider using the on-demand scan instead. For more information about using the on-demand scan, see Scanning specific sites for malware on demand.
This selection affects not only scheduled antimalware scanning, but also any filtering options that are associated with the scheduled scan.
To select which sites to scan with the scheduled scan
  1. In the Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint Administrator Console, click Policy Management and in Global Settings, click Scan Options.

  2. In the Global Settings - Scan Options pane, in the Scheduled scan - Scan targets section, you can select one of these options for scanning SharePoint folders:

    • All—Scans all existing and newly created folders.

    • Selected—Scans specific folders. When you choose Selected, the Select Scan Target button becomes active.

      Folders with names that are made up entirely of backslashes (\) are not scanned if FPSP is configured for Selected scanning. If FPSP is set to scan all folders, those that use backslashes or other special characters are scanned.
      If you click the Select Scan Target button, the Select Scan Target dialog box opens to the Tree View tab, displaying a listing of available folders on the server. You can select each folder to be scanned by clicking the check box next to its name.

      If the folder you want to scan is not on the list, you can search for it. In the Select the sites to be scanned box enter the name of a site to find. You can just enter the first few characters of the name and all the matching sites will be returned. The Select Scan Target dialog switches to Search View in order to display the results. Select the site by clicking the check box next to its name.

      Choosing all folders in the selection pane is not the same as choosing the All option in the previous pane. An inclusion list is built from the selections in Select Scan Target. New folders that are added after making this selection will not automatically be included. If you select All, new folders will automatically be included.
  3. After selecting your folders, click OK to confirm your selections and return to the Global Settings - Scan Options pane, and then click Save.

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