11 October, 2021

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint operating system support

Updated 11 October with Server 2022 (Windows 11 hasn't been added to docs yet)

As I was explaining to a customer that not all Microsoft Defender for Endpoint features were supported on previous Windows Server versions, they asked if there was a comparison table.

And... I couldn't find one. So I created one.

Operating System version Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows 7 Server 2022 Server 2019 (1809+) Server 2016 Server 2012 R2 Server 2008 R2 macOS (10.14+) Linux
EDR Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Preview Supported
Live Response Supported Supported Preview feature
Microsoft Defender Antivirus (next-gen) Supported Supported Supported Supported
Traditional AV N/A SCEP with use right SCEP with use right N/A N/A N/A SCEP with use right SCEP with use right Supported Supported
Attack Surface Reduction (ASR) Supported (Pro/Enterprise) Supported Supported
Exploit Guard Supported Supported Supported
Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM) Supported Supported OS vulnerabilities only Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
EDR Block Mode Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Automated Investigations and Response (AIR) Supported Supported Supported
Network Protection Supported Supported Supported
Web Protection Supported Supported Supported
Controlled Folder Access Supported Supported Supported
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