Is there a way to enable Defender for Servers in Azure by resource group within a subscription?

Adrienne Gotwalt 20 Reputation points

Working on deploying Defender for Cloud and wanting to enable Defender for Servers in Azure on a subscription but don't want all servers within the subscription to have it enabled just yet. Would prefer to target servers in specific resource groups without having to enable at the resource level. Is there a good way to go about this?

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud
An Azure service that provides threat protection for workloads running in Azure, on-premises, and in other clouds. Previously known as Azure Security Center and Azure Defender.
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  1. Marcin Policht 13,865 Reputation points MVP

    In short, no.

    You can control it to some extent on per resource basis for Defender for Servers. Details at

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