Microsoft Defender for Business how take action on a remote device

Steve Ricketts 1 Reputation point

I use Defender for Business on a small group of remote users scattered across the country using Windows 10 and 11. How to I take action on the identified vulnerabilities on a remote, onboarded computer? None of these users are capable of making many changes by themselves. For example, one identified Wireshark (on my computer) or Chrome, Firefox, or Edge being out of date when I know they don't use all the browsers. Regardless of the examples, how do I force an update of an application on one of these computers?

I've included the AI response but want to know: (1) Will group policy do what I want to do and (2) what 3rd party application solution would?

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    To force an update of an application on a remote, onboarded computer using Microsoft Defender for Business, you can create a security policy that requires the application to be updated. You can then apply this policy to the specific device or group of devices that need the update. To create a security policy, you can follow the steps outlined in the "Create and deploy security policies" section of the "Onboard enrolled devices to Microsoft Defender for Business" article. Once the policy is created and applied, the device will be required to update the application before it can be considered compliant.

    It's important to note that Microsoft Defender for Business is an endpoint security solution and is not designed to manage software updates for specific applications. You may want to consider using a separate software management solution to manage application updates.


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