Update general Windows Defender ATP settings

Applies to:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Education
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Pro Education
  • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP)

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During the onboarding process, a wizard takes you through the general settings of Windows Defender ATP. After onboarding, you might want to update some settings which you'll be able to do through the Preferences setup menu.

  1. In the navigation pane, select Preferences setup > General.

  2. Modify settings such as data retention policy or the industry that best describes your organization.


    Other settings are not editable.

  3. Click Save preferences.