Device Defender Intelligence Update Initiation Work Instruction

This work instruction will allow an administrator to initiate a Windows Defender threat intelligence update on a registered device through Intune.

This article is intended for employees of organizations that use Sittadel's security. Additionally, there are some actions that can only be accomplished by those with administrative privileges.

Procedure Scope: Administrators

Required Group Membership: Admin.DeviceMDM

  1. Navigate to Devices – Intune, select a device from the list.
  2. From the Overview pane, select the three dots then select the Update Windows Defender Security Intelligence option.
  3. A prompt will generate asking if you are sure you want to follow through with doing a defender intelligence update on the device, select Yes to finalize the process.

You're Finished!

You should have successfully initiated a Windows Defender threat intelligence update; this will force the specified device to have the latest antivirus signature definition. For any other problems or questions, reach out to us!