How To Install Antivirus on Windows Nano Server 2016

How To Install Antivirus on Windows Nano Server 2016

 

In this blog post, I’ll show you How To Install Antivirus on Windows Nano Server 2016 By default, Microsoft Nano Server 2016 doesn’t come with an Antivirus client which Is not the case with Windows Server 2016 GUI and Core which both come with Windows Defender.

Windows Nano Server 2016 also uses Windows Defender, however, It’s a more lightweight version with any GUI.

All management tasks are done from PowerShell using the Windows Defender PowerShell Module.

To get started, I’ll Install the Windows Defender role using the cmdlet below.

Install-PackageProvider NanoServerPackage
Import-PackageProvider NanoServerPackage
How To Install Antivirus on Windows Nano Server 2016
How To Install Antivirus on Windows Nano Server 2016
install-NanoServerPackage -name Microsoft-NanoServer-Defender-Package
How To Install Antivirus on Windows Nano Server 2016
How To Install Antivirus on Windows Nano Server 2016

Once Installed, Restart the server and login again to update the virus definition file

Import-Module defender
Get-Command -Module defender

It’s recommended to update the signature file first using the cmdlet below

Update-MpSignature

Once updated, Run a full scan using the cmdlet below

Start-mpscan

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