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Endpoint Protection 14.x client does not disable Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016

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Article ID: 164357

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Products

Endpoint Protection

Issue/Introduction

After installing the SEP (Symantec Endpoint Protection) or Symantec Endpoint Security (SES) 14.x client on Windows Server 2016, Windows Defender is still turned on and may interfere with SEP's ability to protect the system.

Cause

Windows Server 2016 does not offer a Security Center that SEP/SES has historically used to properly disable Windows Defender.

Environment

SEP/SES 14.x or later installed on Windows Server 2016.

Resolution

Please see the following Microsoft articles on managing Windows Defender AntiMalware.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus compatibility with other security products

Deploy, manage, and report on Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Defender Cmdlets