SignatureDownloadCustomTask

1.4

It is crucial to keep antimalware definitions up-to-date to maintain optimal protection. Configuring VMs and VM hosts to stay up-to-date with antimalware definitions correctly can help
avoid increased network bandwidth consumption and out of date AM definitions; misconfigurations can result in decreased usability of the VM and/or decreased protection from malware.

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It is crucial to keep antimalware definitions up-to-date to maintain optimal protection. Configuring VMs and VM hosts to stay up-to-date with antimalware definitions correctly can help
avoid increased network bandwidth consumption and out of date AM definitions; misconfigurations can result in decreased usability of the VM and/or decreased protection from malware.

This script simplifies the setting up of antimalware definitions for VMs and VM hosts. It allows VMs that don't have Internet connectivity or Windows Update (WU) connectivity to have
up-to-date definitions.

It does this by enabling the VM to pull from a UNC share, which is updated by the VM-host. This also results in overall network bandwidth savings as the antimalware definitions are
downloaded only once for the VMs.

The admin must select always run option or import the certificate and add the certificate to trusted publisher list.

If you get an error trying to run 'create task', it is likely because the command line arguments tip over the max limit. Please place the script in a shortened path location and try again.


Installation Options

Copy and Paste the following command to install this package using PowerShellGet More Info

Install-Script -Name SignatureDownloadCustomTask

You can deploy this package directly to Azure Automation. Note that deploying packages with dependencies will deloy all the dependencies to Azure Automation. Learn More

Manually download the .nupkg file to your system's default download location. Note that the file won't be unpacked, and won't include any dependencies. Learn More

Author(s)

Windows Defender Team

Copyright

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
1.4 (current version) 510 4/18/2016
1.3 25 3/10/2016
1.2 16 3/3/2016
1.1 7 3/2/2016
1.0 17 1/13/2016
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