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This article provides information about the processes that may have to be excluded from antivirus scanning on computers that are running Team Foundation Server 2010, Team Foundation Server Proxy 2010, Team Foundation Server 2012, and Team Foundation Server Proxy 2012. It also provides links to Microsoft knowledge base articles that cover antivirus exclusions that may be defined on servers that are running deployments of Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint Server that have been integrated with Team Foundation Server.
For better performance of source control and other Team Foundation Server operations, we recommend adding the Internet Information Services (IIS) worker process (w3wp.exe) to the list of antivirus exclusions. Be aware that this is not a requirement for Team Foundation Server.
The w3wp.exe process is typically located at C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\w3wp.exe. You can also locate this process by following these steps:
For more information about SQL Server folder exclusions, click the following article numbers to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/309422/ )How to choose antivirus software to run on computers that are running SQL Server
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/952167/ )Certain folders may have to be excluded from antivirus scanning when you use a file-level antivirus program in SharePoint
Team Foundation Server 2013Add the %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 12.0\Application Tier\Web Services\bin folder to your antivirus software’s directory exclusion list to avoid errors that may occur when the antivirus software locks files in this folder. These errors may include intermittent instances where the Team Foundation Server Application Pool crashes. The following list includes errors that you might encounter when this behavior occurs:
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Article ID: 2636507 - Last Review: April 1, 2015 - Revision: 3.0