Microsoft Security Essentials Notifier (MSEN) Add-In Released

by Alex Kuretz on October 22, 2010 · 5 comments

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Forum member “TheWiz” aka Chris has released his first Windows Home Server Add-In to the community, it’s called Microsoft Security Essentials Notifer for Windows Home Server (MSEN for short), and uses the Windows Home Server notification system to inform you when various actions occur with Security Essentials on your Home Server or your client PCs. Here is the author’s description of the Add-In.

Microsoft Security Essentials Notifier is an Add-In designed for Windows Home Server. Its purpose is to enhance the user experience of those using Microsoft Security Essentials to protect their server. With the new 2.0 beta of Security Essentials running on WHS v1, this Add-In allows you to receive notifications to your client computers of definition updates, scans on your hard disk, and detected malware.

*Instant notification to clients when Security Essentials has new information.
*Hassle-Free install and no configuration required.
*Status reports without opening your console or using RDP.

Note that this will work well with my Remote Notification Add-In to forward the alerts from MSEN to your email or mobile phone.

Visit the MapleGrove Partners website to read more and download the Add-In. Chris is requesting feedback and offering support here in the forums so stop by to let him know what you think of the Add-In and offer up any suggestions for future improvements.

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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of I was the Lead Test and Integration Engineer at HP for the MediaSmart Server until April 2008 when I moved on to other opportunities outside HP. I've kept active in the Windows Home Server community, creating several add-ins and helping users make the most of their Home Servers.


Damian October 22, 2010 at 10:46 am


I know MSE is not officially supported for WHS. Any thoughts on using it with WHS (have you heard any horror or success stories)?

Alex Kuretz October 22, 2010 at 10:51 am

Damian, good question. I’ve not personally run it but I know many others are. We’ve got some discussion in the forums about it here.

diehard October 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

I have not had any issues using MSE. Also there was a WHS update that added some code to do with compatibilty issue.
You may experience incompatibility issues when you use the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows Home Server. This is a precautionary update. Windows Home Server is currently not supported by the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials Beta or final release. This update will address some incompatibility issues.

JA October 25, 2010 at 9:29 am

I can’t seem to be able to find a place to download a version of MSE that will install on WHSv1.
Tried the connector site, but am not seeing it.

Chris October 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

For JA and anyone else having trouble with getting the download appear, please try these steps:

Please go directly to the MS connect homepage:

Click on the “Directory link” towards the top right hand side of the page.
If it appears for you in the list, then you will be able to download it. Otherwise please do not hesitate to send me an email using the Contact forum on the Maplegrove Partners site where we can help you get a copy up and running quickly.


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