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How to Verify if Device Guard is Enabled or Disabled in Windows 10?

Device Guard properties in Windows 10 are a combination of hardware and software settings that together forms a security system to guard your device from running any app other than the trusted applications. From its definition, it’s clear that the settings are required for those OS versions which are deployed for mass usage. Hence, Device Guard is only available for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education. If your computer is running Windows 10 Home or Pro, then you won’t find Device Guard properties enabled or running. In the first method described below, Windows 10 pro version has been used and hence there is basically no device guard enabled. But in the second method using Powershell, the version is Windows 10 Education. Hence, you will find the properties enabled.

How to Verify if Device Guard is Enabled or Disabled in Windows 10

1. Press Win+R to open Run window.

2. Type msinfo32 and tap OK to open System Information.

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3. At the bottom of the System Summary Section, you will find Device Guard Properties. You will find Device Guard properties only if it’s enabled and running properly.

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Using Powershell

1. Open Cortana. Type Windows PowerShell and click on the search result to open it.

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2. Enter the command below, and press Enter.

Get-CimInstance –ClassName Win32_DeviceGuard –Namespace root\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceGuard

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3. The output of this command will give a detailed description of whether device guard properties are enabled or not.

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