Define the number of days after which a catch-up scan is forced


This policy setting allows you to define the number of consecutive scheduled scans that can be missed after which a catch-up scan will be forced. By default, the value of this setting is 2 consecutive scheduled scans.

If you enable this setting, a catch-up scan will occur after the specified number consecutive missed scheduled scans.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, a catch-up scan will occur after the 2 consecutive missed scheduled scans.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT
Define the number of scheduled scans that can be missed after which a catch-up scan is forced

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scan
Value NameMissedScheduledScanCountBeforeCatchup
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value2
Min Value2
Max Value20

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