Allow hardware-accelerated rendering for Microsoft Defender Application Guard

This policy setting determines whether Microsoft Defender Application Guard renders graphics using hardware or software acceleration.

If you enable this setting, Microsoft Defender Application Guard uses Hyper-V to access supported, high-security rendering graphics hardware (GPUs). These GPUs improve rendering performance and battery life while using Microsoft Defender Application Guard, particularly for video playback and other graphics-intensive use cases. If you enable this setting without connecting any high-security rendering graphics hardware, Microsoft Defender Application Guard will automatically revert to software-based (CPU) rendering.

Be aware that enabling this setting with potentially compromised graphics devices or drivers might pose a risk to the host device.

If you disable or don't configure this setting, Microsoft Defender Application Guard uses software-based (CPU) rendering and won't load any third-party graphics drivers or interact with any connected graphics hardware.

Supported on: Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, or later

Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\AppHVSI
Value NameAllowVirtualGPU
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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