2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2011 11:18 AM by zmei

    need help with scheduled scans

      Hi guys,


      Sorry if the topic is ambiguos but I could not fid a good phrase that would explain my problem.


      Basically I need help scheduling a scan that does one of these two things:


      1) schedule a scan for 3 am, and have the computer wake up (either by itself, or a wake on lan iniciated by ePO) and then shutdown after the scan.


      2) schedule a scan that will only start if the user is inactive for a period of time (as if it was a screen saver).


      Is any of this possble?


      Also I need to have daily scans, hence the previous question, but I think that a daily full scan is overkill, is there a way to configure a quick-scan?


      Best Regards,




      P.S: Using latest software (epo and VSE).

        • 1. Re: need help with scheduled scans
          Attila Polinger



          as far as I know the scheduled scan is initiated by the agent invoking VirusScan locally. So if the computer is sleeping, the agent sleeps as well & nothing gets the agent wake up and initiate the scan this way. ePO will not reach down and pull the computer out of it sleep. Most likely.

          (On second thought: you might schedule a server task with e.g. Search Systems as primary action and then performing a wakeup call on the result (sub action) that does try to wake up the agents by trying to contact them, if that's enough for waking up the computer, then chances are the agent wakes up too and runs the task. However, putting computer back to sleep could be dubious and you need to synchronize this task to the scan schedules)


          Your second option seems ok, the Schedule option of a client task contains option to run the task when computer has been inactive for X minutes.


          You can inititate scans of several type (scope) and one or more in a day or a week. Run a full scan every two weeks or once in a month and run a scan with limited scan scope every two days or similarly. You'll have quite a few scans defined but that's ok.




          Message was edited by: apoling on 08/04/11 12:33:40 CEST
          • 2. Re: need help with scheduled scans

            Thanks for your reply.