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Specify the day of the week to run a scheduled scan

This policy setting allows you to specify the day of the week on which to perform a scheduled scan. The scan can also be configured to run every day or to never run at all. This setting can be configured with the following ordinal number values:(0x0) Every Day(0x1) Sunday (0x2) Monday(0x3) Tuesday(0x4) Wednesday(0x5) Thursday(0x6) Friday(0x7) Saturday(0x8) Never (default)If you enable this setting a scheduled scan will run at the frequency specified. If you disable or do not configure this setting a scheduled scan will run at a default frequency.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender -> Scan # ScheduleDay; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender -> Scan # ScheduleDay

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Defender -> Scan

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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