Does anyone know if there is an official anti-virus exclusion list from Microsoft that lists which folders and processes should be excluded from anti-virus on the TFS 2017 application server?

This one is for TFS 2015 which I found a long time ago: Processes to be excluded:

  1. w3wp.exe process present in the location: C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\w3wp.exe
  2. TFSJobAgent.exe present in the location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 14.0\Application Tier\TFSJobAgent\TFSJobAgent.exe

Folders to be excluded:

  1. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 14.0\Application Tier\Web Services\bin
  2. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 14.0\Application Tier\Web Services_tfs_data
  3. C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files
  4. C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files
  5. C:\inetpub\temp
  6. D:\TfsData\ApplicationTier_fileCache
  7. C:\Users[user]\AppData\Local\Temp
  8. C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14

Is there such a list for TFS 2017 on-premises server?

2 Answers 2


If there is no updated list then the list has not changed. I dont believe there has been significant structural change since 2015, so i would go with this list.

  • @chicks, that's the answer, not a question. Jul 30, 2017 at 9:31
  • OK, sorry for misreading it. I still think some links or official authority would help here.
    – chicks
    Jul 30, 2017 at 13:20
  • Already covered in the question. But ok... Jul 30, 2017 at 18:05

For an Azure DevOps build server I found these exclusions


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