Great utility, 2 ideas for future possible enhancements

Mar 31, 2013 at 3:57 AM
Great utility, and glad you've had a well deserved recent uptick in downloads too!

I came across this article last week:
Make Windows 8 Display a Desktop Notification for Updates
http://www.groovypost.com/howto/windows-8-updates-desktop-notifications/
by Brian Burgess on JANUARY 16, 2013

which got me to thinking of using the utility just to get Windows Defender definitions updated more frequently, which I tested and blogged about, largely for Windows 8 client machines that are backed up daily by Windows Server 2012 Essentials, described and demonstrated (with video) here:
Using ‘Windows Update Notifier’ to automatically download and install Windows 8 Defender definition updates more frequently
http://www.tinkertry.com/wun/

For ideas for possible future releases, I'm wondering:
1) could there be a stealth mode, avoiding any popups or warnings, allowing me to use Windows Update Notifier just to bump up definition updates? I realize there may be other methods, such as Task Scheduler method outlined here:
http://lifehacker.com/5733597/change-microsoft-security-essentials-update-frequency?comment=35505444#comments

but your UI is so much handier, and superfast to configure and install.

2) is full Windows 7 compatibility being considered?
Right now, WUN will trigger all regular Windows Updates automatically, but it ignores the definition updates. Of course, the likely reason is that it’s clearly designed to handle KB2267602, the definitions for Windows Defender that comes with Windows 8. On Windows 7, the definitions are KB2310138, for the free to download Microsoft Security Essentials.

Thoughts?
Coordinator
Apr 6, 2013 at 10:12 AM
Hi,

Of course a stealth mode is possible. I will take this feature into account for the next release.

I didn't pay attenton to Windows 7 systems when I have implemented the auto-update-feature. But I will correct the KB-Id which is used for Windows Defender Updates on Windows 7 systems in the next release. So it will be possible to the update-feature on Windows 7 too.
Apr 6, 2013 at 8:31 PM
Wow, sounds great, thank you!