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  1. Just to let you know, Windows Server 2016 does NOT automatically turn off Windows Defender when Emsisoft Anti-Malware gets installed. It does nothing. It doesn't even lift a finger. Zip. Nada. I just tried it in a virtual machine. More info to corroborate my findings here: https://partnersupport.microsoft.com/en-us/par_servplat/forum/par_winserv/disable-windows-defender-on-server-2016/3b19d95c-0969-44ba-b9c1-e348be7a7a98 So, that leaves me with 2 options: - Powershell: Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true - Or removing Windows Defender completely (A
  2. We are considering deploying EAM with EEC in our company in the near future. One thing that I am really worried about is that (if i'm not mistaken) at the moment there is always an option for users to skip the "suspicious program" alert popups of the behaviour blocker module. In other words, users could always choose to manually allow the action taken by a suspicious program. Why is this a problem? Well, users tend to be dumb, and clicking on "Allow" (or, as it is called starting with EAM version 2018-02 "Wait, I think this is safe") would allow a malicious program to run and i
  3. By the way: Does that mean that even UEFI Secure Boot would be supported? As mentioned above, we don't use that at the moment, I'm just curious...
  4. OK, thanks. We will be deploying EAM on our Windows Server 2016 in the not-too-distant future (in a couple of months - not too distant in Server OS terms ) I'll report back if there are any problems with the "automatic" disabling of Windows Defender...
  5. One more Question: What are your "official" recommendations concerning Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016 when EAM is to be installed on the Server ? A) Remove Windows Defender completely as a feature via the "Add Roles and Features" wizard ? B) Leave it installed, just disable realtime protection via the following Powershell command: Set-MpPreference -DisableRealtimeMonitoring $true C) Leave it installed, do nothing, as Windows Defender gets disabled automatically by EAMs Installer? (does it ??? if so, only the realtime protection???) Thank you
  6. Thank you. We are planning to deploy EAM on a Windows Server 2016 that uses "classic" MBR-style legacy boot, so I assume that there will (hopefully) be no problems.... One more thing: Is there any difference between the installer that you can download from the "normal" EAM section of your website and the installer that can be downloaded from the "EAM for Server" section ?
  7. Old thread, but the most fitting one for my question: Is EAM compatible with Server 2016 by now ? I am wondering because the download page for EAM for Server (https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/antimalwareforserver/) still says "For Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2 "... I believe this is just an oversight, right ?
  8. Yes, it is indeed a bit confusing, that's what I noticed as well. But back to my question: So it is possible to set everything required on the Server via GPO, so that all the clients are automatically configured via the GPO they get from the sever, right ?
  9. Thank you, now it's clear to me. One more thing: If you look at Page 83 and the following pages of the "Getting Started" user guide (see attached screenshot), instructions are given there on how to configure a couple of Group Policy settings on the server (mostly firewall execptions). I am talking about "Allow inbound File&Printer Sharing", "Allow Remote Administration", "AllowICMP", and "Enable Remote UAC LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy". This is the way I would plan on preparing everything. Would setting all these GPOs on the server (for all client computers) be enoug
  10. So, If I understand you correctly, the Windows Server 2016 LOCAL Administrator account would have to be entered here, so that the EEC service can run in the background on the server with Admin privileges , even when no user is logged on, right ? This I do not fully understand. If you look at the screenshot it says "Domain\User:" at the top just under "Remote Administrator Account". But we do not use domain administrator accounts (i.e. users with administrative rights listed in Active Directoty), just the normal users have domain user accounts. There is just a local admin o
  11. First of all, sorry for this noob-like question I am currently evaluating if Emsisoft Enterprise Console (combined with EAM) might be a future option for our small business network (one Windows Server 2016, mainly used as file server, Active Directory domain, about 30 client computers). EEC would be installed on our Win 2016 server, EAM on all of the clients. So far, I have skimmed across the EEC manual (we have not installed anything yet / decided on buying anything yet). And while most things seem pretty clear to me, there is one thing I can't get my head around: What is m
  12. FYI: I just updated to Creators Update build 15063.138 (April 11 cumulative update), and the firewall status is still incorrectly displayed as "OFF" in the Windows Defender Security Center. The old school Security and Maintenance classic control panel applet correctly shows Emsisoft firewall as being enabled.
  13. Thanks for that tip, but adding SearchIndexer.exe to the exclusions does not help. I am now 99.5% sure that it is not the fault of EIS, but that the Indexing Service in the Win 10 Anniversary Update is a bit buggy. The other forum threads that I found on that specific topic across the net all tend to point in that direction...
  14. After more digging around for possible causes, it turns out that the Windows 10 Indexing Service is the culprit. I found it odd that the freezing only occurred on the HDD containing my data (which was added to the indexed locations), and not on my system HDD. So I removed my data HDD from the Windows Search index and the freezing is gone. I also found a thread on www.tenforums.com yesterday that pointed me towards the indexing service: http://www.tenforums.com/general-support/65418-sometimes-file-explorer-freezes-when-renaming-folder.html Quote: " I think this is related to Windows
  15. When I create a new folder in the Windows Explorer via right-click and then immediately enter a name for the folder before hitting enter (and thus creating the folder), Explorer sometimes freezes directly after hitting enter. Then I am left with two options: a) Trying to close the frozen Explorer window. This makes Explorer crash and the whole shell & task bar etc. is restarted. Result: The folder is created, but NOT renamed (i.e. it is still called "New Folder") b) Just waiting for a minute (or so). Then the folder is created AND renamed successfully. When I uninstall Em
  16. Thanks for this interesting tip, but unfortunately that's not possible. My Mainboard is a bit older (from 2010) and has neither eSATA ports nor any eSATA-related configuration settings in the BIOS. But when I upgrade my system in the "forseeable" future, I will keep this in mind. Thanks again, Raynor
  17. Thank you, I will use this as a workaround from now on. And I will most definitely be keeping my fingers crossed hoping that the hardware ID derivation algorithm can be toned down a bit in the future, so that hotswappable SATA HDDs can be used without any license reactivation prompts ... Again, I'm just talking about adding (and later removing) one measly additional HDD, not changing the whole HDD config ... Best regards, Raynor
  18. First of all, sorry for digging up this thread again I just wanted to say once again that this issue is still rather annoying for me when doing backups using hot-swappable HDDs. I event tried shutting down the protection (using the tray icon menu), but even then it would revert to a trial license, thus forcing me to reenter my license after finishing the backup (after removing the backup HDD). Is is possible (in the future) to implement one of these workarounds: 1) Why don't you just use the FIRST (system) hard disk to generate a hardware ID and skip additional hard drives? T
  19. The stable release works for me. No more pesky popups. Thank you guys, good job!
  20. Unfortunately, I am a bit short on time right now. I have switched back to the delayed feed for the time being. I can't experiment with betas / debug logs right now. The firewall issue has already eaten up enough of my time . You guys should really be able to reproduce the issue, as four people have already confirmed it. (Me, "fax", "Aura" and "herisson" in this thread http://support.emsisoft.com/topic/22472-firewall-blocking-things-it-shouldnt/). Use Win 10 x64 (fully updated), set the firewall to "always ask" (i.e. turn off automatic rule creation for both signed and unsigned apps)
  21. Thanks for another confirmation of this issue. I was having the exact same issue with the BETA. I also had to switch back (to the delayed feed). See this thread for more info: http://support.emsisoft.com/topic/24430-beta-11906513-network-issue-solved-but-now-pesky-recurring-firewall-alerts/
  22. With the new beta, the network connectivity issue (homegroup and normal network shares inaccessible) that has been discussed here quite a bit recently is solved for me as well. I can access my network shares again without disabling the EIS firewall. BUT: Now I'm getting constant, recurring and thus very annoying firewall alerts whenever I start Firefox. Clicking on "Allow all connections" does not help, I'm getting an alert again (for another port) the next time I start Firefox. Please see the attached screenshots 1 & 2 for reference. Note that my Firewall is set to "ASK" f
  23. Thanks a lot for your detailed reply. Now the whole thing seems much clearer to me. As HDDs in my 5.25" drive bay can be hot-swapped, I will just disable automatic updates before inserting my backup HDDs and then eject and remove the backup drive before re-enabling auto updates. This should hopefully revert the machine key to its original state. This is of course a slight annoyance, but one that I can live with as I only do HDD backups on a weekly to monthly basis. Also, thanks for clearing that up. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for future improvements in this area.
  24. Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, some details still remain sketchy to me ... I have been switching HDDs quite frequently (as posted above), but not five times a day ?! What happens if a key gets "locked" from being "remapped" ??? Is this a temporary lock, just for the same day? This is still not clear to me. It did indeed revert to some kind of trial key (This happened twice so far). Both times I then reentered my original purchased license key, which worked without any problems. Is there a problem reentering my original key straight away? Could it be permanently blocked ? Shou
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