The OS is server 2008 standard. It has a raid 5 configuration and 8 gb of ram. Xeon Quad Core
There are a total of 6 users and 1 admin on the computer, so I bought the 10 connection license just to cover my bases.
My question is how should I go about installing the software on the server? Should I exclude Online Shield, LinkScanner, Personal Email Scanner, and firewall when doing a custom install on the server? Do I need to configure file and extension exclusions in the antivirus program? Any Advice would be greatly appreciated.
The AVG for Servers file does not contain any of the Online Shield, LinkScanner, Firewall components. The only thing that you may not want to install is the AVG for Sharepoint plugin included with this file (This plugin is only available if Sharepoint is installed on the Server).
The only file excludes we recommend are the ones for Exchange if installed on the Server. These can be found here - FAQ #4512
Databases may need excluding from the On access scanner if you notice any slowdown after installing AVG. Instructions for adding an exclusion - FAQ #5187
Hope this answers the questions. Please let us know if you need anything else.
We do have an FAQ for the DHCP directory as well - FAQ #4525, my mistake for not including it previously. The exclusions are not done automatically and need applying after installation.
As the Microsoft article states, adding all the excludes listed there may make the network less secure, so it's up to the individual whether to exclude all the files mentioned in the MS Kb, AVG only has recommended FAQ's for the Exchange and DHCP folders.