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Syntax for Exclusions in RA Policy

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When building your exclusions in the Remote Administrator Policy (whether for Windows Desktop v5 or for Windows Server v4.5) are wildcards and other syntax special characters accepted/recognized?  For example %systemroot%\system32\GroupPolicy\registry.pol for instance?

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Yes, system variables are supported. User variables won't work as they are unknown to the local system account.

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Funny, the ESET specialist at LabTech told me that system variables (e.g.  %windir%) are NOT supported.

Should try to get a test virus and try it myself I guess.


Another thing I wondered about was whether or not wildcards could be used throughout the path.  For example,




In any event, it would be nice to see something on this topic in the documentation - that way the software engineers could list what they accept or not for the reference of us all (or at least those of us who check the documentation occasionally)...

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