What is the recommendation for Windows SQL server scanning settings? Should the SQL databases and logs be excluded in the virus scanning settings?
As a general rule we always advise to follow Microsoft's official recommendations from their KB base about exclusions on Microsoft corporate software.
You can read more about this subject here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-my/help/822158/virus-scanning-recommendations-for-enterprise-computers-that-are-runni
More information for SQL Servers: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/309422/choosing-antivirus-software-for-computers-that-run-sql-server
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