Window 10 new computer cannot turn on Defender due to group policy? RRS feed

  • Question

  •  Dear Sirs     I have a new computer with windows 10 installed and I am unable to turn on Windows Defender.
    Monday, September 18, 2017 9:08 AM

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  • Hi Adrian,

    I'm guessing <g class="gr_ gr_114 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="114" id="114">its</g> a domain-joined computer. If so have a look through the Group policies that are applied. An easy way would be:

    1. Start > Run
    2. MMC
    3. File > Add/Remove Snapin
    4. Resultant Set of Policy > Add
    5. Click ok
    6. Action > Generate RSOP

    Have a look through the list of policies that are applied to that machine. The one you will need to disable in Group Policy Management would be:

    1. Computer Configuration
    2. Policies
    3. Admin Templates
    4. Windows Components
    5. Windows Defender
    6. Setting: Turn off Windows Defender
    Monday, September 18, 2017 10:12 AM
  • I'd ask for help over here.



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Monday, September 18, 2017 12:44 PM