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Windows Defender (known as Microsoft Security Essentials) Installation on Server 2012 R2

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Need feedback installing Windows Defender (known as Microsoft Security Essentials) on Server 2012 R2. Have a host running 2016 Standard Server with 2 VM's. One VM is 2016 Server and the other downgraded to 2012 R2 Standard Server by Microsoft. Had a licensing issue and the best option was downgrading to save on downtime. 2nd VM is an exchange server and doesn't have Windows Defender / Msft Sec Essentials) installed.

1. What sucess and procedures have others followed to install Windows Defender (known as Microsoft Security Essentials) on Server 2012 R2?
2. Any concerns running on an exchange server?

This article  explains the unsupported steps to install Msft Sec Essentials. Anyone try this procedure and how did it go?

Microsoft Tech Net explains turn on the feature located 'User Interface and Infrastructure / Desktop Experience' which I confrirmed is installed. Can't locate Defender/MSFT Essential anywhere.
Desktop Experience
Sebastian Talmon
System Administrator

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