How to enable Tamper Protection on Windows Server?

Joe QA 1 Reputation point
2022-03-02T09:13:21.98+00:00

Hi all,

Is it possible to enable Tamper Protection on Windows servers? I've navigated to where the option is supposed to be in Windows settings to turn it on as described here but I can't see it. I can see the option on my Windows 10 machine, however.

I've tried to turn it on by adding the registry key 'TamperProtection' in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Features" but I get an error message which reads "Cannot create value: Error writing to the registry".

I tried to edit the Permissions for 'Features' by giving the Administrators group full control but when I click OK I get a Windows Security message which reads:
Unable to save permission changes on Features.
Access is denied.

Can anyone confirm if this is a feature on Windows servers, and if so how do I turn it on?

Thanks

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