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June 4, 2019

Here are the steps to uninstall Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016.

  1. Login to the Windows Server 2016.
  2. First of all ensure Windows Defender is running. You can run sc query Windefend in command prompt.
  3. Run the PowerShell command to uninstall Windows Defender on Windows Server 2016.

When you run sc query Windefend, if you see the state as RUNNING, that means Windows Defender is present and service is active on the machine.

uninstall Windows Defender

To uninstall the defender, open PowerShell and run the below command. Note that a server reboot is required once you uninstall the Windows Defender.

Uninstall-WindowsFeature -Name Windows-Defender

uninstall Windows Defender

In future if you decide to use Windows Defender, you can install it using a PowerShell command. Run the PowerShell as administrator and run the below command.

Install-WindowsFeature -Name Windows-Defender

uninstall Windows DefenderA reboot is required if you install Windows Defender on a Server 2016.

 

Original Article: https://www.prajwaldesai.com/uninstall-windows-defender-windows-server/