Currently the whole fleet (Including some down-level operating systems) are onboarded in MDE using MMA agent. The servers are not connected to the internet, so the MMA agents are configured to go through a Proxy. Now that MMA is deprecating, for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016, Microsoft recommends upgrading to the new, unified agent for Defender for Endpoint.
What is the recommended approach for Devices running Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, that still using MMA? as per this article AMA cannot be used as a substitute for Defender for Endpoint.
What happens when MMA is retired on 31 August 2024? The devices with MMA stops reporting to MDE? Or they keep working but stop getting future support and update?