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Windows 7 - How to disable "Windows Defender is turned off" nag for all users.

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We are using Windows 7 Enterprise x64. We are deploying it via a KBOX appliance from Dell/KACE, using PXE boot. The computers are joinied to our 2003 Active Directory domain. Each new user who logs into a newly imaged computer eventually sees two notices in Action Center. One says that Windows Defender is turned off and displays a button to turn it on. the second notice offers to create a backup scheme. We do not want either of these to be turned on. We use McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise so we don't want Windows Defender on. Also, Windows Defender interferes with the KBOX inventory agent reporting.

I have asked the person in our IT group who manages the KBOX images if we can turn these off in the image but he says that it is a per-user setting and he can not see a way to disable it for all users, as one might be able to do with XP by using the Default User profile.

I assume our KBOX guy configures a physical Windows 7 box the uploads it to KBOX but he's not here for the next week so I can't verify this.

Does anyone know how we can keep these notices from appearing for ALL users who will ever log onto the computer?

donander Windows Defender and Backup Nags
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