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Specify the day of the week to check for definition updates

This policy setting allows you to specify the day of the week on which to check for definition updates. The check can also be configured to run every day or to never run at all. This setting can be configured with the following ordinal number values:(0x0) Every Day (default)(0x1) Sunday (0x2) Monday(0x3) Tuesday(0x4) Wednesday(0x5) Thursday(0x6) Friday(0x7) Saturday(0x8) NeverIf you enable this setting the check for definition updates will occur at the frequency specified. If you disable or do not configure this setting the check for definition updates will occur at a default frequency.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender -> Signature Updates # ScheduleDay; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender -> Signature Updates # ScheduleDay

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Defender -> Signature Updates

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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