WNDF-AV-000007 - Windows Defender AV must be configured to enable the Automatic Exclusions feature.


Allows an administrator to specify if Automatic Exclusions feature for Server SKUs should be turned off.


Set the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Defender Antivirus -> Exclusions -> 'Turn off Auto Exclusions' to 'Disabled'.

Supportive Information

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This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: System and Information Integrity.This control applies to the following type of system Windows.