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Windows Defender Anti-Malware and Firewall remain in "ON" state after installing Endpoint Security Anti-Malware and Firewall Blades on Windows Server 2016 and up Technical Level
Symptoms
  • Windows Defender Anti-Malware and Firewall remain in "ON" state after installing Endpoint Security Anti-Malware and Firewall Blades on Windows Server 2016
Cause

Windows Server 2016 and up is installed out of the box without the "wscsvc" service that is used by all 3rd party vendors to turn Windows Defender off, if a 3rd party Anti-Malware/Firewall Blade is installed.


Solution
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