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schedule windows defender to run daily

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    schedule windows defender to run daily


    hi everyone

    i have to run windows defender manually, can i set it up to run daily on its own

    regards calmat

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    UK
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    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1
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    hi Harry

    thanks for that I will try

    regards calmat
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    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hi Calmat,

    My pleasure let me know how you get on or if you have any more questions.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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    hi everyone

    I have tried setting up a schedule for windows defender, but it does not seem to be working for me.


    regards calmat
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    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hi Calmart,

    So I have just ran through all the steps on my system, I can confirm it works.

    Please make sure under "trigger" go in to "Edit Trigger" and make sure that "Enabled is Ticked"

    Also under Actions make sure under "Add arguments" box if you use "Scan -ScheduleJob" which is a quick scan there is a space between "scan" and "-"

    To make troubleshooting easier you could screenshot the configuration you have set up.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by calmat View Post
    hi everyone

    I have tried setting up a schedule for windows defender, but it does not seem to be working for me.


    regards calmat
    Your AV may have shut off the WD.

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    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Good post David.

    I am not sure if it is allowed on the forum but you can export the XML of your task sequencer and we can troubleshoot your configurations. (if someone could confirm that before anyone uploads anything)

    Cheers,
    Harry
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    hi harry

    done everything you have said, will let you know what happens, if it does not work I will send screenshots.

    thanks for everyones help.

    regards calmat
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    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Brilliant keep me posted.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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