Cannot enable Defender Performance Mode for Dev Drives

Copper Contributor

I'm running up to date Defender on Windows 11 Pro but cannot enable Performance mode for Dev Drives.


The Configure performance mode status GPO does not exist at all so I ran:

set-MpPreference -PerformanceModeStatus Enabled

which did not report any errors, however the Dev Drive Protection section in Virus & threat Protection settings > Manage settings is completely missing.


Am I missing something to enable this facility?


(Antimalware Client Version: 4.18.24020.7, Intelligence Version: 1.407.589.0)






3 Replies

I have the same problem.

@Performance mode works only in Dev Channel Windows (aka preview). 

May be someone know when performance mode will be available on ordinary Windows version, not only in Preview?