Managing Windows 10 Endpoint Protection with SCCM 2012

Benoit LecoursSCCM, SCEP, WINDOWS 1013 Comments

Windows 10 is out since July 29th, now you want to manage Windows 10 Endpoint Protection with SCCM 2012. You have probably noticed that Windows 10 comes natively with Windows Defender. Instead of Endpoint Protection, it is now the default anti-malware managed by SCCM 2012. Actually, the Endpoint Protection agent is installed locally in Programs & Features but it’s using the Windows Defender UI with a thin layer of Endpoint Protection to manage policies and malware definitions. If you have already deployed Windows 10 in your environment, you might have encountered an issue where your Endpoint Protection¬†policies are applied but the malware definitions are not updated. Some have found a way to work around this problem by extracting the Endpoint Protection installer and make Endpoint Protection malware definitions automatically update. Unfortunately, this TechNet article is the only official documentation but it’s mentioning only Windows 10 Technical Preview, no word about Windows 10 RTM. Might only be a matter of updating their documentation. For … Read More