Running Microsoft Security Essentials on Server 2012

What to do

Here’s what needs to be done to get things up and running on Server 2012. First go here and download Security Essentials. Once downloaded right click on the (mseinstall.exe) executable en choose properties. Locate the ‘Compatibility’ tab and go to the ‘Compatibility mode’ section (see first screenshot below). Check “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and select Windows 7 from the dropdown menu. Next, open up a command prompt and run it with administrative privileges. And finally ‘Browse’ to where you stored SE and run the (mseinstall.exe) executable with the additional /disableoslimit parameter. Below is a screenshot of how this will look.


Command Prompt

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