Manage Windows Defender AV in your business

Applies to:

  • Windows 10

Audience

  • Enterprise security administrators

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

  • Group Policy
  • System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune
  • 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 in conjunction with Windows Defender AV.

In this section

Topic Description
Use Group Policy settings to configure and manage Windows Defender AV List of all Group Policy settings located in the Windows 10, version 1703 ADMX templates
Use System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune to configure and manage Windows Defender AV Information on using System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune to deploy, manage, report, and configure Windows Defender AV
Use PowerShell cmdlets to configure and manage Windows Defender AV Instructions on using PowerShell cmdlets in the Defender Module and links to documentation for all cmdlets and allowed parameters
Use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to configure and manage Windows Defender AV Instructions on using WMI to manage Windows Defender AV and links to documentation for the Windows Defender WMIv2 APIs (including all classes, methods, and properties)
Use the mpcmdrun.exe command-line tool to configure and manage Windows Defender Antivirus Instructions on using the dedicated command-line tool to manage and use Windows Defender AV