managing windows defender

DO Microsoft offer any tools to check the configuration of windows defender AV against best practices?

also if you use windows defender in a corporate environment, what tools are used for oversight of AV status across your devices like you get with other commercial AV products? with defender, does a central server push out the updates, or is it more common they download directly from the Internet?

can defender be amended / disabled by standard users or only local admin rights.
Who is Participating?
WSUS can deploy the updates for defender. The clients use WSUS regularly to check for updated signature files.
Standard users cannot tune or disable windows defender.
There is a variety of GPOs to control defender - worth looking into it.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
An Administrator can make adjustments to Windows Defender (exclusion, detailed settings if needed)

Windows Defender is highly automated and does need a lot of management in a good environment
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