Onboard Windows 10 machines using Mobile Device Management tools
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You can use mobile device management (MDM) solutions to configure machines. Microsoft Defender ATP supports MDMs by providing OMA-URIs to create policies to manage machines.
Before you begin
If you're using Microsoft Intune, you must have the device MDM Enrolled. Otherwise, settings will not be applied successfully.
For more information on enabling MDM with Microsoft Intune, see Setup Windows Device Management.
Onboard machines using Microsoft Intune
Follow the instructions from Intune.
- The Health Status for onboarded machines policy uses read-only properties and can't be remediated.
- Configuration of diagnostic data reporting frequency is only available for machines on Windows 10, version 1703.
After onboarding the machine, you can choose to run a detection test to verify that a machine is properly onboarded to the service. For more information, see Run a detection test on a newly onboarded Microsoft Defender ATP machine.
Offboard and monitor machines using Mobile Device Management tools
For security reasons, the package used to Offboard machines will expire 30 days after the date it was downloaded. Expired offboarding packages sent to a machine will be rejected. When downloading an offboarding package you will be notified of the packages expiry date and it will also be included in the package name.
Onboarding and offboarding policies must not be deployed on the same machine at the same time, otherwise this will cause unpredictable collisions.
Get the offboarding package from Microsoft Defender Security Center:
a. In the navigation pane, select Settings > Offboarding.
b. Select Windows 10 as the operating system.
c. In the Deployment method field, select Mobile Device Management / Microsoft Intune.
d. Click Download package, and save the .zip file.
Extract the contents of the .zip file to a shared, read-only location that can be accessed by the network administrators who will deploy the package. You should have a file named WindowsDefenderATP_valid_until_YYYY-MM-DD.offboarding.
Use the Microsoft Intune custom configuration policy to deploy the following supported OMA-URI settings. For more information on Microsoft Intune policy settings see, Windows 10 policy settings in Microsoft Intune.
The Health Status for offboarded machines policy uses read-only properties and can't be remediated.
Offboarding causes the machine to stop sending sensor data to the portal but data from the machine, including reference to any alerts it has had will be retained for up to 6 months.
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