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Can I use Windows Defender on my WHS HP HomeServer? RRS feed

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  • I have the Windows Defender Installer (.msi file) ready to instal from the WHS desktop, but it says that I might not have the privileges to do so - contact the administrator! And fails to instal... ? Am I doing something wrong?
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:41 PM

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  • I have the Windows Defender Installer (.msi file) ready to instal from the WHS desktop, but it says that I might not have the privileges to do so - contact the administrator! And fails to instal... ? Am I doing something wrong?

    Installing Windows Defender (or any other application for that matter) on WHS is unsupported.  I would strongly advise against installing it on your server.

    Having said that, if you really want to do it anyway, try right-clicking on the file, go to Properties and see if it says something like "this file was downloaded from another computer" or some such wording.  If so, try putting a check in that checkbox next to it, then see if it works.

    • Marked as answer by Stonechatz Thursday, August 26, 2010 6:23 PM
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 3:32 AM
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