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Is Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Server still available

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Server



My understanding was that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Servers is now only available via

Microsoft Defender for Cloud, unless the company has an EA agreement.


In other words, if you are on a CSP licence agreement this SKU is not available and Defender for Cloud is the only option.




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Hey @sangling 


You dont need Defender for Cloud to deploy Defender for Endpoint onto Servers. If you have access to the Microsoft 365 Defender portal


Go to Settings > Endpoints > Onboarding and download the server package for the OS type you want to install it onto too




@BillClarksonAntill Yes 100%. The question was really about licencing.


At the end of last year or beginning of this year the following SKU dropped away from the price list:


Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Server



It seems to have been reinstated around in July. (It wasn't on June pricelist but I don't have a backup of the pricelist to establish when exactly it fell away.

ooh, pretty sure P1/P2 is the way forward now from a licencing perspective

I dont know of any other current licencing levels for Defender in the server class unfortunately