Wisenet WAVE - WRR/WRT Servers - Enable Windows Defender

Windows Defender is disabled via local group policy in the OS image for the Wave WRR/WRT Servers. This will prevent slowdowns from periodic/real-time scans.  

This guide will show how to re-enable Windows Defender, but it is required to add exclusions for the all WAVE installation folders & the storage drives so that these directories do not get scanned.   

  • 1. Turn off Windows Defender (registry edit):
        a. Go to gpedit.msc for Local Group Policy Editor.
        b. Browse to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows            Components > Windows Defender
        c. On right side (settings), go to “Turn off Windows Defender”
        d. Select Disabled. Click Apply. Click OK.


  • 2. Windows Defender settings under Settings > Update & Security
        a. Limited Periodic Scanning: OFF
        b. Real-time protection: OFF
        c. Cloud-based Protection: OFF
        d. Automatic sample submission: OFF
        e. Enhanced notifications: OFF


  • 3. Add folder exclusion - Windows Defender Security Center
        a. Select Virus & threat protection > Virus & threat protection settings > Add or remove                        exclusions.


C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Hanwha\Hanwha Media Server\*
C:\Program Files\Hanwha\Wisenet WAVE\MediaServer\*

the two below would be examples of archive location (also used by the mediaserver.exe):
C:\Wisenet WAVE Media\*
D:\Wisenet WAVE Media\*


Wisenet WAVE.exe (the Desktop Client)
C:\Users\<your_user_name>\Videos\Wisenet WAVE Media
C:\Program Files\Hanwha\Wisenet WAVE\*

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