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SHA-2 signing enforcement on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is almost here!
Published Sep 23 2020 12:51 PM 11.4K Views

The deadline is fast approaching -- we mentioned in a previous blog that any customers running Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 must take the following actions or their agents will stop sending data:

 Before November 2, 2020, do the following: 

  1. Install the SHA-2 signing Windows updates as described in 2019 SHA-2 Code Signing Support requirement for Windows and WSUS
  2. Update to the latest version of the Log Analytics Windows agent (Windows 64-bit agent or Windows 32-bit agent)

You can find the relevant devices in your environment using an advanced hunting query. You can use the following that is available on GitHub:


Learn more information about SHA-2 signing enforcement in the documentation.


For any other questions, please feel free to reach out Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Support.  


Thank you, 

The Microsoft Defender for Endpoint team 






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