CommandLine Arguments

-DefaultSettings | -d
Starts the application with the default settings. The settings defined in the applications config-file will be ignored.

-CloseAfterCheck | -c

If defined, the application checks once for updates and will be closed after the check is finished.
If an update is found, the application remains running until the updates have been installed.

-settingsFile:<filepath> | -s:<filepath>
Allows to specify a custom settings file to load. If the file can not be found, the default configuration file will be loaded.

Last edited Mar 1, 2014 at 10:31 AM by ChristophPangerl, version 7


milanmk Sep 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM 
I found a unique issue with setting "Start Windows Update Notifier on system starup". I updated the shortcut created in User's startup folder with "-CloseAfterCheck" but on next reboot the WUN reset the shortcut and removes the additional command parameter from it. I suggest you change the logic so that it does not reset the shortcut if its already there in user's startup folder.

clickclick Mar 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM 
Thank you for making these changes to WUN. A small nit that I noticed is that when I uncheck start WUN at system startup, it is checked again when I reboot. I am running WUN via the startup folder and do not want to run it as a scheduled task. Even though the option has been rechecked, I don't see a task created for it though.

ChristophPangerl Mar 26, 2013 at 7:13 PM 
Since version 1.2.2 the application remains running if updates are found. The application will also wait for a network connection before checking for updates.

clickclick Mar 25, 2013 at 10:03 PM 
for -CloseAfterCheck, will WUN wait for a network connection before checking for updates?

nibblet Mar 25, 2013 at 10:54 AM 
I agree with Mar 17 comment by clickclick. If I happen to not be at my PC when update is detected I miss the message if I have close after check set on the command line. Keeping WUN program running if Windows update is detected would solve the problem. Thanks...

clickclick Mar 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM 
Is it possible to change the -CloseAfterCheck to not close if updates are found? This would produce the
same behavior how WU worked on XP and Win7. This way, it would only check each time I boot
Win8 and not every thirty minutes. I guess another option would be to leave CloseAfterCheck alone
and change the search for updates option to add on boot only. IMO once per boot is enough to check
for updates