29 April, 2021

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: feature support by operating system and version

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 Server Onboarding Microsoft Defender Antivirus (next-gen) ASR Exploit Guard TVM EDR Block Mode AIR Network Protection Controlled Folder Access
Windows 10 Pro, version 1709 or later Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1709 or later Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows Server, version 1803 (Semi-Annual Channel) or later Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows Server 2019 Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows 7 OS vulnerabilities only
Windows 8.1 Supported
Windows 10, versions 1607-1703 OS vulnerabilities only
Windows Server 2016 Supported Supported Supported
Windows Server 2012 R2 Supported Supported
Windows Server 2008 R2 Supported Supported
macOS 10.14 "Mojave" and above OS and software product vulnerabilities only
Linux
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