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Allow definition updates from Microsoft Update



This policy setting allows you to enable download of definition updates from Microsoft Update even if the Automatic Updates default server is configured to another download source such as Windows Update. If you enable this setting definition updates will be downloaded from Microsoft Update. If you disable or do not configure this setting definition updates will be downloaded from the configured download source.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender -> Signature Updates # ForceUpdateFromMU

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Defender -> Signature Updates

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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