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This entry has been published on 2016-11-11 and may be out of date.

Last Updated on 2016-11-11.

[:en]Starting with Windows 8 or 2012 Server, deploying Windows Defender (previous Security Essentials / Antimalware) settings via registry does not work any more.

You get a 4098 error with message “0x80070005 access denied”. This happens because Microsoft started protecting certain registry keys.



Using AD Group Policy, enter “Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Endpoint Protection” and modify your settings there.

In some situations the “Endpoint Protection” area seems to be named “Windows Defender” instead.