Scanning network drives

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 6 Dec. 2005 / Last Updated on 6 Dec. 2005]

Is your network slow? It could be your antivirus program's fault.

Some AV programs scan network drives by default. This can create additional network traffic that can interfere with other traffic on your network and slow your network down. If you have AV installed on both your servers and your clients, then there's no need for scanning network shares and you should disable this feature--consult your AV documentation for how to do this.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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