Turn off Auto Exclusions


Allows an administrator to specify if Automatic Exclusions feature for Server SKUs should be turned off.

Disabled (Default):
Windows defender will exclude pre-defined list of paths from the scan to improve performance.

Enabled:
Windows defender will not exclude pre-defined list of paths from scans. This can impact machine performance in some scenarios.

Not configured:
Same as Disabled.


Supported on: At least Windows Server
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Exclusions
Value NameDisableAutoExclusions
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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