How to make MS Defender ATP installation fully silent?

New Contributor III

Hey everyone - currently I am using this guide to deploy MS Defender on all our macs in our environment:

Now while this deploys MS Defender all good, I still get a prompt requesting the user to Allow MS Defender to filter network content and another requiring them to click OK on a MS Autoupdate "Required Data Notice" message.

Anyway to make it so these are always agreed to without user intervention and therefore making the deployment completely silent?


New Contributor III

For the filter network content you are missing the following configuration.

For AutoUpdate try this as custom preference under the pref domain


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">
		<true />


You can replace RequiredDataOnly with RequiredAndOptionalData if you desire.

New Contributor III

I actually left this configuration policy out completely due to the fact that in my JAMF Pro I do not seem to have a Content Filter tab at's pretty strange. Not sure if there is a legacy method of doing this?