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Antivirus Guidelines from Citrix are Back!


It’s been a while since my inaugural post on virtualizing PVS, and I really meant to get this info out earlier because I’ve had no less than 50 people ask me about this topic over the last 6 months. But before I unveil the precious URL to the new AV Guidelines technote, a little background…

One of the most popular technotes on the Citrix Knowledge Center over the last 5 years (next to this technote which is still #1 after all these years!), was an article entitled "Antivirus Software Configuration Guidelines for Access Essentials/XenApp". In this article we discussed several recommendations and exclusions for configuring the antivirus software of your choosing in a classic Citrix environment. Customers, partners and even our Consulting team here at Citrix leveraged these guidelines on hundreds of implementations over the years…and all was well in the universe. Until something bad happened – we pulled the article last October!

When you went to the infamous CTX114522 technote, all you got was a note saying that the article had been removed and we pointed you to Microsoft’s generic technote on virus scanning recommendations. That’s when I started getting emails…not only from partners and customers who demanded something in writing from Citrix, but also from my fellow field Consultants. Luckily this stuff had been regurgitated on the Internet enough times that people could find the exclusions if they knew how to use this thing called Google, but that wasn’t good enough for a lot of our customers…especially the enterprise customers where our Consulting teams were engaged and they were paying big bucks for our expertise and "official" recommendations.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Antivirus Guidelines from Citrix are Back!- The Citrix Blogs


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