Minimum requirements for Windows Defender ATP

Applies to:

There are some minimum requirements for onboarding machines to the service.

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Licensing requirements

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection requires one of the following Microsoft Volume Licensing offers:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise E5
  • Windows 10 Education E5
  • Microsoft 365 E5 (M365 E5) which includes Windows 10 Enterprise E5

For more information on the array of features in Windows 10 editions, see Compare Windows 10 editions.

For a detailed comparison table of Windows 10 commercial edition comparison, see the comparison PDF.

For more information about licensing requirements for Windows Defender ATP platform on Windows Server, see Protecting Windows Servers with Windows Defender ATP.