Anti-virus exclusions for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Article ID: KB11573

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 09-12-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Domino
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server
To ensure that any anti-virus software does not restrict or hinder processes related to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, please ensure the following are added to the exclusion list:


File Paths:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Logs
  • C:\Windows\System32\MAPI32.DLL
  • C:\Program Files\ExchangeMapi\cdo.dll


  • BAS-AS.exe
  • BAS-NCC.exe
  • BBAttachMonitor.exe
  • BBAttachServer.exe
  • BBConvert.exe
  • BESAlert.exe
  • BlackBerryAgent.exe
  • BlackBerryController.exe
  • BlackBerryDispatcher.exe
  • BlackBerryExtension.exe
  • BlackBerryMailStoreSrvr.exe
  • BlackBerryPolicyServer.exe
  • BlackberryRouter.exe
  • BlackBerrySyncServer.exe
  • BMDS.exe
  • CalHelper.exe
  • CalHelperWS.exe


  • BlackBerry Administration Service - Application Server
  • BlackBerry Administration Service - Native Code Container
  • BlackBerry Alert
  • BlackBerry Attachment Service
  • BlackBerry Controller
  • BlackBerry Dispatcher
  • BlackBerry Mail Store Service
  • BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
  • BlackBerry Policy Service
  • BlackBerry Router
  • BlackBerry Synchronization Service
CollapseAdditional Information
If anti-virus software is scanning the C:\Program Files (x86)\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Logs directory, the log files can become locked. If the files are locked when BlackBerry Enterprise Server services are attempting to update these files, the updates may not be successful. Additional updates to the log files may also stop until the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services are restarted.

Enabling exclusions of the .txt and .csv files in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Logs directory will prevent any problems.


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