Windows Update: Security Updates Only, Microsoft Defender Antivirus Updating Automation

R. J 220 Reputation points

Hello! I would Like to Test out Possibility to Have Only Security Updates in Windows Operating System by setting "Configure Automatic Updates" to "Disabled" because There are Not Options to opt out from monthly cumulative updates for Windows OS, Only Option is To Delay**(yes I am Aware of Policies that Defer Quality & Feature Updates)** Them but Not Fully Opt Out from Them. And My Question is Is there a command or a option to automate Microsoft Defender Defintion/Other Updates. Is There a Cmd or Powershell command Which after executed tells Microsoft Defender Antivirus to Check for Updates! Note: I Do Already Know that It Is Important to Get Any Latest Updates Including Cumulative ones but thete are rare cases when It might be required to avoid cumulative Updates.

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  1. Dave Patrick 415.8K Reputation points MVP

    It's going to be difficult to manage using windows update. Better option may be to stand up a WSUS on network and configure client to source updates from it. This way you'll have complete control of what updates and when they're applied.

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