Windows Security Center properties

You can customize Windows Security Center (WSC) properties during
Symantec Endpoint Protection
client installation. These properties apply to unmanaged clients only.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
controls these properties for the managed clients.
These properties apply to Windows XP Service Pack 3 only. They do not apply to clients that run Windows Vista, or Windows 7 or later, except for the WSCAVUPTODATE property.
Windows Security Center was renamed to Action Center in Windows 7/8 and Security and Maintenance in Windows 10.
Windows Security Center properties
Property
Description
WSCCONTROL=
val
Controls WSC where
val
is one of the following values:
  • 0: Do not control (default).
  • 1: Disable one time, the first time it is detected.
  • 2: Disable always.
  • 3: Restore if disabled.
WSCAVALERT=
val
Configures the antivirus alerts for WSC where
val
is one of the following values:
  • 0: Enable.
  • 1: Disable (default).
  • 2: Do not control.
WSCFWALERT=
val
Configures the firewall alerts for WSC where
val
is one of the following values:
  • 0: Enable.
  • 1: Disable (default).
  • 2: Do not control.
WSCAVUPTODATE=
val
Configures the WSC out-of-date time for antivirus definitions where
val
is one of the following values:
1 - 90: Number of days (default is 30).
DISABLEDEFENDER=
val
Determines whether to disable Windows Defender during installation, where
val
is one of the following values:
  • 1: Disables Windows Defender (default).
  • 0: Does not disable Windows Defender.