How to disable and to enable real-time protection in System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac

Summary

You may have to disable the real-time file system protection in Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac to complete certain tasks. For example, you may have to disable real-time file system protection to complete maintenance tasks, to install software, or to troubleshoot problems.

This article describes how to disable and to enable real-time file system protection in System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac.

Note By default, real-time file system protection is enabled in System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac.

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How to disable real-time file system protection

To disable real-time file system protection in System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac, follow these steps:

Note We recommend that you immediately enable real-time file system protection after you complete any maintenance, installation, or troubleshooting tasks.
  1. Open System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac. To do this, click the System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac icon in the menu bar, and then click Open System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.
  2. Click Activate advanced mode.
  3. Click Setup, click Antivirus and antispyware, and then click Disable.
  4. In the pop-up window, click Disable when you are prompted.

    Note The System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac icon in the menu bar turns red when real-time protection is disabled.
How to enable real-time file system protection

To enable real-time protection in System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac, follow these steps:
  1. Open System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac. To do this, click the System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac icon in the menu bar, and then click Open System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.
  2. Click Activate advanced mode.
  3. If it is necessary, click Setup, and then click Antivirus and antispyware.
  4. Click Enable.


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Article ID: 2685901 - Last Review: Jun 27, 2012 - Revision: 1

Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac

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