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berket2020 asked Jason-MSFT commented

EndPoint Configuraiton Manager 2019

Hello

I have a requirement to Endpoint Protection Manager 2019. Is my understanding correct that Endpoint Configuration Manager 2019 needs to be installed first? Then after I would enable Endpoint Protection Manager?

Thanks

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Jason-MSFT answered

Correct. SCEP and Endpoint Protection are part of the core product -- there are no additional downloads necessary.

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There are no such products.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) has an Endpoint Protection feature set for managing Microsoft Defender on Windows systems. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/protect/deploy-use/endpoint-protection-configure for details. You can also use Microsoft Intune to manage Microsoft Defender.

The latest version of ConfigMgr is 2103 (there was never a 2019 version and there never will be).

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berket2020 answered yannara commented

@Jason-MSFT

Thank you.

So which Endpoint configuration manager is included in SCCM 2019 as shown here:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-2019


Is the endpoint configuration manager included with SCCM 2019 the 2013 version?

This is what the confusing part

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CM is not in System Center family anymore. That's why the confusion you are having :)

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Don't know although it's definitely not 2103 as that was just release; I would never recommend downloading the entire suite if all you want is ConfigMgr. Use this instead: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager.

Also, although SCCM was commonly used it was never truly correct and now that ConfigMgr is no longer part of the System Center suite, it's definitely not correct.

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AllenLiu-MSFT answered

Hi, @berket2020
Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.
Agree with Jason, if we want to download SCCM now, we need to download it from the link Jason provided instead of download the System Center suite.

And some customers tried install SCCM from the System Center suite and failed with download 404 at "Prerequisite Downloads" section, for your reference:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/322859/prereq-download-404-error-when-installing-primary.html


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berket2020 answered Jason-MSFT commented

@Jason-MSFT

I will give you some background. I have a client who has OS versions not supported with windows defender. The idea is to deploy Endpoint protection in their enviornment to protect those unsupported machines.

If i understand correctly, I would just have to deploy endpoint manager, then activate endpoint protection, Instead of installing the entire SCCM suite?

Is this correct

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No. Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) is a suite/collection of products and services and is not a specific product in and of itself.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) is part of MEM and will manage Windows Defender as well as System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP). SCEP is the predecessor to Defender and provides anti-virus and anti-malware capabilities on versions of Windows that do not include Defender.

Microsoft Intune can also manage Defender but can only manage Defender on Windows 10 (within the Windows family of OSes at least).

Based on what you've noted, you will need to install and configure ConfigMgr to manage all of the in-scope devices. You don't have to enable all functionality within ConfigMgr just to manage Defender though.

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berket2020 answered

@Jason-MSFT

Got it.

So this link will get me Config Manager:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-microsoft-endpoint-configuration-manager

Correct?

Then is there a separate download for SCEP?

Thanks

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berket2020 answered Jason-MSFT commented

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What is the difference between technical preview and Current Build?

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Technical preview is just that, kind of like a beta for non-production use testing and validation.

Current build is the production ready version.

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