Manage Windows Defender Antivirus in your business

Applies to:

You can manage and configure Windows Defender Antivirus with the following tools:

  • Microsoft Intune
  • System Center Configuration Manager
  • Group Policy
  • PowerShell cmdlets
  • Windows Management Instruction (WMI)
  • The mpcmdrun.exe utility

The topics in this section provide further information, links, and resources for using these tools to manage and configure Windows Defender Antivirus.

In this section

Topic Description
Manage Windows Defender Antivirus with Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager Information about using Intune and System Center Configuration Manager to deploy, manage, report, and configure Windows Defender Antivirus
Manage Windows Defender Antivirus with Group Policy settings List of all Group Policy settings located in ADMX templates
Manage Windows Defender Antivirus with PowerShell cmdlets Instructions for using PowerShell cmdlets to manage Windows Defender Antivirus, plus links to documentation for all cmdlets and allowed parameters
Manage Windows Defender Antivirus with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Instructions for using WMI to manage Windows Defender Antivirus, plus links to documentation for the WMIv2 APIs (including all classes, methods, and properties)
Manage Windows Defender Antivirus with the mpcmdrun.exe command-line tool Instructions on using the dedicated command-line tool to manage and use Windows Defender Antivirus