Appendices for Microsoft Defender Antivirus ring deployment using Group Policy and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
- Windows Server
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Appendix A - Security Intelligence Updates
Microsoft continually updates security intelligence in antimalware products to cover the latest threats and to constantly tweak detection logic. The updates enhance the ability of Microsoft Defender Antivirus and other Microsoft antimalware solutions to accurately identify threats. This security intelligence works directly with cloud-based protection to deliver fast and powerful AI-enhanced, next-generation protection.
Appendix B - Engine Updates
Engine updates are the updates for the scan engine, which is used by the “Security Intelligence Updates”. First released on July 15, 2010.
Appendix C - Platform Updates
Platform Updates, are the .exe’s, dll’s, and .sys’s for the Microsoft Defender Antivirus service.
|Beta Channel - Prerelease||4.18.2304.4||‘23 April, minor rev 4||n/a||This channel is the one you want to test for app compatibility, reability and performance.|
|Current Channel (Preview)||4.18.2303.8||‘23 Mar, minor rev 8||n/a||Same as for Beta Channel - Prerelease|
|Current Channel (Staged)||4.18.2303.7||‘23 Mar, minor rev 7||n/a||Same as for Beta Channel - Prerelease|
|Current Channel (Broad)||4.18.2302.7
|‘23 Feb, minor rev 7||’23 Mar||This channel is the one you want to push out to 90%-100% of your production systems.|
Where 23 == 2023, 02 == February, and .7 is the minor revision.