Group Policy Hotfix for Defender Mitigation Options Error

Just a quick note that Microsoft has recently release a hot fix KB4338819 that fixes and issue with the Mitigation option. This is a Windows Defender setting that can be found under the Administrative Templates>Computers>System>Mitigation Options setting.

The fix is described as:

Addresses an issue that may cause the Mitigation Options Group Policy client-side extension to fail during GPO processing. The error message is “Windows failed to apply the MitigationOptions settings. MitigationOptions settings might have its own log file” or “ProcessGPOList: Extension MitigationOptions returned 0xea.” This issue occurs when Mitigation Options has been defined either manually or by Group Policy on a machine using Windows Defender Security Center or the PowerShell Set-ProcessMitigation cmdlet.


Author: Alan Burchill

Microsoft MVP (Group Policy)

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