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    #61
    This is now resolved. If other people are experiencing issues with multiple instances of the plugin running, please download version 1.0.3
    Jon

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      #62
      Originally posted by jon00 View Post
      This is now resolved. If other people are experiencing issues with multiple instances of the plugin running, please download version 1.0.3
      I can confirm v1.0.3 has solved the multiple instance problem. Thank you Jon!
      -Wade

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        #63
        Jon,

        My use case for this utility is straightforward, but I'm having difficulty working out how how to do it effectively. I am currently monitoring 7 PCs and my primary purpose is to intervene when an update comes along that is likely to require a reboot. The vast majority of updates are antivirus definitions which I would like to ignore, so triggering notification off the WU Count results in many unnecessary notifications. If only MS would use the Severity variable for such a purpose!

        Can you suggest a way to use the WU Details string to achieve this? I suppose I would need to somehow parse the string and ignore entries containing, for example, "Security Intelligence Update" and trigger off the others. My programming and scripting knowledge is limited, and I'm not sure how to approach the task. I'm reasonably capable of copy/paste/adapt scripting, however, so if you happen to have something I could start with it would be greatly appreciated.

        Or if you'd be interested in adding the functionality into the PI that would be even better! 😏


        I'm including this capture as example of 2 updates, 1 of which I would like to trigger on and 1 I'd like to ignore. Coincidentally it also shows how the counts sometimes rise to seemingly absurd numbers briefly before returning to the proper number. No idea what Windows is doing that would cause this but it's always brief and the number is typically corrected within one 10-minute polling cycle. I'm pointing this out for info and amusement only as it doesn't affect my use of the PI.

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        Thank you.
        -Wade

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          #64
          I could probably add an exclude list option in settings.txt so if there is a matched string in the description, it would be excluded?
          Jon

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            #65
            Try V1.0.4 on my site.

            Under settings.txt add:

            exclude=antivirus

            Additional strings can be added using 2 pipe commands || as the separator i.e.

            exclude=antivirus||preview

            Make sure you do this with the plugin shutdown.
            Jon

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              #66
              Thanks for the lightning-quick response and added feature! This should give me the functionality I need. I'll install later today and report back on how it goes.
              -Wade

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                #67
                Updated all my monitored PCs. It immediately filtered out the appropriate updates for each. Now to watch and be sure non-filtered updates continue as expected. No reason to think they won't.

                Thanks again. Just sent you a beer.
                -Wade

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                  #68
                  It should work fine. Many thanks.
                  Jon

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