Managing Windows Defender / System Center Endpoint Security with PowerShell

I just read a blog post from Ed Wilson (Scripting Guy) about Use PowerShell to Configure Windows Defender Preferences and wondered if there’s more here. And yes there is. If you have a default insallation of Windows 8 and have defender enabled or work in an enterprise environment and use Configuration Manager with the  System Center Endpoint Security agent deployed on your clients then you the below listed cmdlets available. Windows Defender To get a Read More …

How to install System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection on a standalone client

Suppose you have a need to deploy System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection to a number of clients that later run in standalone mode, meaning that they are not joined to a domain, can’t be managed by SCCM and operate in a network that is not connected to your corporate network. The installation source scepinstall.exe for the System Center Endpoint Protection agent is stored within the SCCM 2012 client installation folder on the SCCM 2012 SP1 Read More …

How to create a custom antimalware policy in SCCM 2012 for your App-V sequencing clients

Today I wanted to start sequencing an application for App-V within my lab environment where I have deployed SCCM 2012 SP1 including Endpoint Protection. As I went through the Sequencing Wizard I got the well-known warning that I have Antivirus software running. Not an issue, just turn it off right?. Well since I have configured a custom Antimalware policy that is applied to all my clients to not allow configure the real-time protection settings, this Read More …