Cannot enable "day of the week to run a scheduled scan" via GPO RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    as title suggests itself, I tried to enable the GPO setting "Specify the day of week to run a scheduled scan" for Windows Defender Antivirus (Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender Antivirus > Scan) but every time I choose "enable" and click Apply/OK, the setting is not being saved and remain Not configured.

    Other settings are positively set.

    Any idea? Thank you.

    edit: I can enable a "daily" scheduled scan, but when I choose a specific weekday (I wanna do a weekly scan, not a daily one), the system refuses to accept this kinda setting.


    • Edited by R99photo Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:36 PM
    Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:48 PM

All replies

  • No one?
    Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:23 PM
  • Two Months passed and nobody replied. I cannot believe that no one has never faced this kinda of problem.
    Friday, July 19, 2019 10:49 PM
  • One year passed and nobody has any clue on the matter?

    No one has had the same issues?

    Cannot believe it!

    Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:48 AM
  • Hi,

    I tried in my environment and its working fine.


    I tried changing to Everyday as well as Specific Days. It works fine.

    Your system is onboarded to MDATP?

    Permission issues/restrictions for your user account?

    Which Windows 10 build are you using?


    • Edited by Ben.Paul Friday, April 3, 2020 4:43 AM
    Friday, April 3, 2020 4:42 AM
  • Hello Ben and thanks for your reply.

    I tried to create another GPO from scratch, but it does not work: every time I try to set the policy for a specific day it fails to be enabled, if I set "everyday" it is being enabled. Really weird.

    I tried by RSAT installed on a client and within Windows Server 2016 DC as well.

    The problem is the setting within a GPO deploy by DC, not it in gpedit.msc console.

    • Edited by R99photo Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:14 AM
    Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:10 AM