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Database scan using ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server (6.x)

Issue

  • Select a mail server for scanning

Solution

A new version is available

ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server (ESMX) version 7.x is available. We highly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version.

If you use ESET Remote Administrator to manage your network

Perform these steps from ESET Remote Administrator

Disable Mailbox Database Protection

If you are running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or 2010, the On-demand database scan will be inactive if Mailbox Database Protection is enabled. 

To disable Mailbox Database Protection, press the F5 key to access Advanced setup. Expand Server Integration and click the slider bar next to Enable mailbox database protection. Click OK to exit Advanced setup. See screenshot here.

In ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server

  1. Open ESET Mail Security.
     
  2. Click ScanDatabase scan.

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  1. Click Edit next to the Mailboxes section of the window. Select the mailbox server that you want to scan and click OK.

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  1.  Click OK to run the scan.

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In ESET Remote Administrator

  1. Open ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) in your web browser and log in. How do I open ERA Web Console?
     
  2. Click Admin → Policies.
     
  3. Click New Policy.

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  1. Expand Settings and select ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (v6+) from the drop-down menu. Click Server → On-demand database scan.
     
  2. By default, EMSX will scan your primary mail server. Leave the Host address and Username fields blank to use these settings. To target a different mail server, enter the Host address and Username for the server you want to scan.

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  1. To schedule a time for the scan to run, expand Tools Scheduler and click Edit.

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  1. Click Add. Type a Task name and select Database scan from the Task type drop-down menu. Click Next.

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  1. Select how often you want the task to run and click Next.

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  1. Select a time and date for the task to run and click Next

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  1. Select Immediately, if time since last run exceeds a specified value. Set the Time since last run (hours) value to 24 and then click Next.

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  1. Select Scan all messages from the Scan threshold drop-down menu and then click Finish.

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  1. Your new scheduled scan will be displayed in the Scheduler window. Click Save and then Finish to save your changes.

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