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Do I even need to install System Center Endpoint Protection on Windows 10 1607? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys,

    I hear that under Windows 10 in previous cases System Center Endpoint Protection would fail to install and SCCM would just "manage" the existing built-in Defender client. Well we moved to Windows 10 1607 recently. I got a copy of the Endpoint Protection client installer v4.10.205.0, ran it on a Windows 10 1607 test VM and it installed successfully! So now I'm really confused on this one. Do I need to install System Center Endpoint Protection on Windows 10 or not? Will SCCM just "manage" defender? And which malware definitions should I push (Defender or Endpoint Protection)? 

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:11 PM

Answers

  • It doesn't fail (never did), it simply installs a management layer so that ConfigMgr can manage Windows Defender. Yes, this management layer is required if you want to manage Defender using ConfigMgr so yes you need to run the SCEP installer on Win 10 (doesn't matter which version) so that ConfigMgr can manage Defender.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by ZeusABJ Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:33 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:27 PM

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  • It doesn't fail (never did), it simply installs a management layer so that ConfigMgr can manage Windows Defender. Yes, this management layer is required if you want to manage Defender using ConfigMgr so yes you need to run the SCEP installer on Win 10 (doesn't matter which version) so that ConfigMgr can manage Defender.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by ZeusABJ Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:33 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:27 PM
  • It doesn't fail (never did), it simply installs a management layer so that ConfigMgr can manage Windows Defender. Yes, this management layer is required if you want to manage Defender using ConfigMgr so yes you need to run the SCEP installer on Win 10 (doesn't matter which version) so that ConfigMgr can manage Defender.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Thank you for clarifying Jason! I appreciate it!
    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:33 PM