Onboard devices to the Microsoft Defender ATP service

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You'll need to go the onboarding section of the Microsoft Defender ATP portal to onboard any of the supported devices. Depending on the device, you'll be guided with appropriate steps and provided management and deployment tool options suitable for the device.

In general, to onboard devices to the service:

  • Verify that the device fulfills the minimum requirements
  • Depending on the device, follow the configuration steps provided in the onboarding section of the Microsoft Defender ATP portal
  • Use the appropriate management tool and deployment method for your devices
  • Run a detection test to verify that the devices are properly onboarded and reporting to the service

In this section

Topic Description
Onboard previous versions of Windows Onboard Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices to Microsoft Defender ATP.
Onboard Windows 10 devices You'll need to onboard devices for it to report to the Microsoft Defender ATP service. Learn about the tools and methods you can use to configure devices in your enterprise.
Onboard servers Onboard Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 to Microsoft Defender ATP
Onboard non-Windows devices Microsoft Defender ATP provides a centralized security operations experience for Windows as well as non-Windows platforms. You'll be able to see alerts from various supported operating systems (OS) in Microsoft Defender Security Center and better protect your organization's network. This experience leverages on a third-party security products' sensor data.
Run a detection test on a newly onboarded device Run a script on a newly onboarded device to verify that it is properly reporting to the Microsoft Defender ATP service.
Configure proxy and Internet settings Enable communication with the Microsoft Defender ATP cloud service by configuring the proxy and Internet connectivity settings.
Troubleshoot onboarding issues Learn about resolving issues that might arise during onboarding.

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