Windows Defender Exclusions for Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

The following are the recommended Windows Defender exclusions from Microsoft for Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2016

#exclusions for Hyper-V

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionPath (Get-VMHost).VirtualHardDiskPath

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionPath (Get-VMHost).VirtualMachinePath

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess “vmms.exe”

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess “smwp.exe”

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess “vmsp.exe”

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionExtension “.vhd”

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionExtension “.vhdx”

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionExtension “.avhd”

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionExtension “.avhdx”

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionExtension “.vsv”

Add-MpPreference -ExclusionExtension “.iso”

Ref Links:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.microsoft-anti-virus-exclusion-list.aspx#H

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3105657/recommended-antivirus-exclusions-for-hyper-v-hosts

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