Antivirus exclusion for Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013

Some time ago I wrote a post about AV exclusions for SharePoint. Today I’m writing to put down some AV exclusions for Office Web Apps, because a client installed AV on their servers and started receiveng errors like:

Error like “ConversionError” and “Conversion failed”.

ULS log path: C:ProgramDataMicrosoftOfficeWebAppsDataLogsULS

For safer side and you can exclude following folder and files. Make your own assumption and set exclusion. There is thumb rule for exclusion list.

Antivirus scanning exclusion:

Folder directory:

C:WindowsSystem32inetsrv

C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office Web Apps

Application (.exe):

w3wp.exe

AgentManagerWatchdog.exe

AppServerHost.exe

broadcastwatchdog_app.exe

broadcastwatchdog_wfe.exe

DiskCacheWatchdog.exe

EditAppServerHost.exe

EditAppServerHostSlim.exe

excelcnv.exe

FarmStateManagerWatchdog.exe

FarmStateReplicator.exe

HostingServiceWatchdog.exe

ImagingService.exe

ImagingWatchdog.exe

MetricsProvider.exe

Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.EcsWatchdog.exe

Microsoft.Office.Excel.Server.WfeWatchdog.exe

Microsoft.Office.Web.AgentManager.exe

Microsoft.Office.Web.WebOneNoteWatchdog.exe

OneNoteMerge.exe

ppteditingbackendwatchdog.exe

pptviewerbackendwatchdog.exe

pptviewerfrontendwatchdog.exe

ProofingWatchdog.exe

SandboxHost.exe

SpellingWcfProvider.exe

ULSControllerService.exe

WordViewerAppManagerWatchdog.exe

WordViewerWfeWatchdog.exe

More info at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_web_apps_server_2013_support_blog/archive/2014/1219/antivirus-and-intermittent-issues-viewing-documents-with-office-web-apps-2013.aspx

Hope it helps!

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