Set-​Azure​VM​Microsoft​Antimalware​Extension

Configures the Microsoft Antimalware extension for a virtual machine.

Syntax

Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension
   [-AntimalwareConfigFile] <String>
   [[-Version] <String>]
   [[-Monitoring] <String>]
   [[-StorageContext] <AzureStorageContext>]
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
   -VM <IPersistentVM>
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension
   [-AntimalwareConfiguration] <String>
   [[-Version] <String>]
   [[-Monitoring] <String>]
   [[-StorageContext] <AzureStorageContext>]
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
   -VM <IPersistentVM>
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension
   [-Disable]
   [[-Version] <String>]
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
   -VM <IPersistentVM>
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension
   [-Monitoring] <String>
   [-NoConfig]
   [[-StorageContext] <AzureStorageContext>]
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
   -VM <IPersistentVM>
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension
   [-Uninstall]
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
   -VM <IPersistentVM>
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension cmdlet configures the Microsoft Antimalware extension for a virtual machine. You can enable, disable, or uninstall the extension.

Examples

Example 1: Enable the extension by using a configuration file

PS C:\> Get-AzureVM -ServiceName "ContosoService03" -Name "ContosoVM22" | Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension -AntimalwareConfigFile 'C:\configuration\contosoVM.json' | Update-AzureVM

This command enables the Microsoft Antimalware extension by using a configuration file. The command uses the Get-AzureVM cmdlet to get the specified virtual machine object, and then passes the object to the current cmdlet by using the pipeline operator.

Example 2: Enable the extension and enable monitoring

PS C:\> $StorageContext = New-AzureStorageContext -StorageAccountName "contosostoragemain" -StorageAccountKey (Get-AzureStorageKey -StorageAccountName "Contosostoragemain").PrimaryP
S C:\> Get-AzureVM -ServiceName "ContosoService03" -Name"ContosoVM22" | Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension -AntimalwareConfigFile 'C:\configuration\contosoVM.json" -Monitoring ON -StorageContext $StorageContext | Update-AzureVM

The first command creates an AzureStorageContext object by using the New-AzureStorageContext cmdlet, and then stores it in the $StorageContext variable.

Example 3: Enable the extension by specifying a configuration object

PS C:\> $Config_String = [IO.File]::ReadAllText('C:\configuration\contosoVM.json')
PS C:\> Get-AzureVM -ServiceName "ContosoService03" -Name "ContosoVM22" | Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension -AntimalwareConfiguration $Config_String | Update-AzureVM

The first command creates a string object by reading a JSON configuration for the Microsoft Antimalware extension, and then storing it in the $config_string variable.

Example 4: Disable the extension

PS C:\> Get-AzureVM -ServiceName "ContosoService03" -Name "ContosoVM22" | Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension -Disable | Update-AzureVM

This command disables the extension without removing it. The command uses Get-AzureVM to get the specified virtual machine object, and then passes the object to the current cmdlet.

Example 5: Remove the extension

PS C:\> Get-AzureVM -ServiceName "ContosoService03" -Name"ContosoVM22" | Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension -Uninstall | Update-AzureVM

This command removes the Microsoft Antimalware extension from the virtual machine. The command uses Get-AzureVM to get the specified virtual machine object, and then passes the object to the current cmdlet.

Required Parameters

-AntimalwareConfigFile

Specifies the absolute path of the Microsoft Antimalware configuration file. Do not specify this parameter if you specify the AntimalwareConfiguration parameter. The configuration file must include, at a minimum, the following content to enable the Microsoft Antimalware extension: { "AntimalwareEnabled": true }

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AntimalwareConfiguration

Specifies a string object that contains the Microsoft Antimalware configuration. This object must not be $Null or empty. Do not specify this parameter if you specify the AntimalwareConfigFile parameter. The configuration object must include, at a minimum, the following content to enable the Microsoft Antimalware extension: ****{ "AntimalwareEnabled": true }Microsoft Antimalware JSON configuration sample: { "AntimalwareEnabled": true, "RealtimeProtectionEnabled": true, "ScheduledScanSettings": { "isEnabled": true, "day": 1, "time": 120, "scanType": "Full" },"Exclusions": { "Extensions": ".ext1;.ext2", "Paths": "c:\excluded-path-1;c:\excluded-path-2", "Processes": "excludedproc1.exe;excludedproc2.exe" }

}Notes: AntimalwareEnabled is a required parameter. Values: true= Enable. false= Error out as false is not a supported valueRealtimeProtectionEnabled: true/false. true = Enable. false = Disable. Default is trueScheduledScanSettings:
isEnabled=true/false day=0-8 (0-daily, 1-Sunday, 2-Monday, ...., 7-Saturday, 8-Disabled) time=0-1440 (measured in minutes after midnight - 60->1AM, 120 -> 2AM, ... ) scanType="Quick" or "Full" (Default is Quick) Note: If isEnabled=true is the only setting provided, the following defaults are set: day=7 (Saturday), time=120 (2 AM), scanType="Quick" Exclusions: Multiple exclusions in the same list are specified by using semicolon delimiters.

If no exclusions are specified, then the existing exclusions, if any, are overwritten by blank on the system.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NoConfig

Indicates that this cmdlet specifies the NoConfig option.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:3
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Uninstall

Indicates that this cmdlet uninstalls the Microsoft Antimalware extension from the virtual machine. If monitoring was turned on, the cmdlet also removes the collection of Microsoft Antimalware events.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VM

Specifies the virtual machine as an IPersistentVM object.

Type:IPersistentVM
Aliases:InputObject
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Disable

Indicates that the cmdlet disables the Microsoft Antimalware extension. To re-enable the extension on the same virtual machine, run Set-AzureVMMicrosoftAntimalwareExtension without the Disable parameter.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InformationAction

Specifies how this cmdlet responds to an information event.The acceptable values for this parameter are:- Continue

  • Ignore
  • Inquire
  • SilentlyContinue
  • Stop
  • Suspend
Type:ActionPreference
Aliases:infa
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InformationVariable

Specifies an information variable.

Type:String
Aliases:iv
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Monitoring

Specifies whether to collect Microsoft Antimalware events.The acceptable values for this parameter are:- ON. Collect Microsoft Antimalware events to storage context.

  • OFF. Do not collect Microsoft Antimalware events.
Type:String
Position:3
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Profile

Specifies the Azure profile from which this cmdlet reads. If you do not specify a profile, this cmdlet reads from the local default profile.

Type:AzureSMProfile
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-StorageContext

Specifies an Azure storage context for Microsoft Antimalware monitoring.

Type:AzureStorageContext
Position:4
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Version

Specifies the extension version as a string.

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False