Exclude Files from Synchronization

Use these steps to exclude files from being synchronized for all automatic updates, on-demand synchronizations, advanced synchronizations and deployments.

To exclude a specific file, directory, or file type

  1. In the Application Center snap-in, expand the cluster node, right click Synchronizations, and then on the pop-up menu, click Properties.

  2. On the General tab, click Add.

  3. In the Add Synchronization Exclusion dialog box, click the appropriate exclusion type, and then either enter the correct path or use Browse to locate the file or folder.

  4. Click OK.

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To include a previously excluded file, directory, or file type

  • On the General tab, in the list, click the resource, and then click Remove.

Bb687518.note(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Note   You can specify only one resource at a time. To specify multiple resources, repeat the preceding step.


What is excluded

How to specify



The specified file only.

Specify the full path or browse to the file.



The specified directory and all sub-directories.

Specify the full path or browse to the directory.


File type

All files with the specified file extension on the server.

Enter *. and the file extension.


File type in a specific directory

All files of the specified file type in the specified directory and any of its subdirectories.

Specify or browse to the full path for the folder, and then enter *. and the file extension.


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