Run a detection test on a newly onboarded Microsoft Defender ATP machine

Applies to:

Run the following PowerShell script on a newly onboarded machine to verify that it is properly reporting to the Microsoft Defender ATP service.

  1. Create a folder: 'C:\test-WDATP-test'.

  2. Open an elevated command-line prompt on the machine and run the script:

    a. Go to Start and type cmd.

    b. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

    Window Start menu pointing to Run as administrator

  3. At the prompt, copy and run the following command:

    powershell.exe -NoExit -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -WindowStyle Hidden $ErrorActionPreference= 'silentlycontinue';(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('', 'C:\\test-WDATP-test\\invoice.exe');Start-Process 'C:\\test-WDATP-test\\invoice.exe'

The Command Prompt window will close automatically. If successful, the detection test will be marked as completed and a new alert will appear in the portal for the onboarded machine in approximately 10 minutes.