With Endpoint Protection in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you can use any of several available methods to keep antimalware definitions up to date on client computers in your hierarchy. The information in this topic can help you to select and configure these methods.

To update antimalware definitions, you can use one or more of the following methods:

You can configure multiple definition update sources and control the order in which they are assessed and applied. This is done in the Configure Definition Update Sources dialog box when you create an antimalware policy.

How to Configure Definition Update Sources

Using Configuration Manager Software Updates to Deliver Definition Updates

Using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to Deliver Definitions

Using Microsoft Update to Download Definitions

Using the Microsoft Malware Protection Center to Download Definitions

Downloading Definitions from a Share on the Network

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