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

Scans targeting a large number of folders may run for a long time. If you want to select all folders, it is recommended that you use the scheduled scan instead. For more information about using the scheduled scan, see Scheduling malware scanning.
To select which sites to scan on demand
  1. In the Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint Administrator Console, click Tasks, and in Task Library, click On-Demand Scan.

  2. In the Task Library - On-Demand Scan pane, in the Scan targets and options section, you can select one of these options for scanning SharePoint folders:

    • All—Scans all existing folders. This is the default.

    • 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 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.

  3. After selecting your folders, click OK to confirm your selections and return to the Task Library - On-Demand Scan pane, and then click Save.

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