Microsoft Defender Scan Settings GPO switching to Disabled

Anthony Franca 1 Reputation point

When setting a GPO for Microsoft Defender Antivirus, the 'Specify the day of the week to run a scheduled scan' Policy State does not remain as Enabled when changing the dropdown to 'Every Day'.

Every other option ('Never', or any specific day of the week), when configured and applied, will allow the Policy State to remain as Enabled. However, when we select 'Every Day' and click Apply, the Policy State automatically changes to Disabled despite being configured as Enabled.


How can we set this policy to 'Enabled' with the 'Every Day' schedule selected?

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  1. Daisy Zhou 13,786 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello AnthonyFranca-8248,

    Thank you for posting in our Q&A forum.

    I have checked in my lab, it is the same result as you.

    It seems it is the 'Every Day' schedule if we set the policy as "enabled" and select "Every Day".



    Hope the information above is helpful.

    Best Regards,
    Daisy Zhou


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