Viewing and managing quarantine


Applies to: Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint

Topic Last Modified: 2010-03-25

The quarantine feature provides a safe way for you to store suspect or malicious content as identified by Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP). By default, FPSP creates a copy of every detected file in its original form (that is, before any action occurs). When a file is quarantined, it is encoded so that the file cannot be accidentally executed or opened. In the event of a false positive classification, you can recover the quarantined file by saving it to disk.

Each quarantined item is stored as its own file in the Quarantine subfolder in the FPSP data directory. For information about the location of the default data folder on your operating system, see Default folders.

If you utilize Rights Management Services (RMS) for a SharePoint library, the files quarantined on upload to that library do not have RMS protection. This is also the case for files quarantined on downloaded from an RMS-protected library. FPSP Administrators will have access to the files even if they do not have associated RMS rights.