How Randomize Scheduled Time Works

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    This feature within the Agent Policy staggers the exact time the task will be performed so as not to overtax the console or designated distribution server with simultaneous requests to download patch files, scan engines, etc.


    Additional Information

    When this feature is enabaled Protect takes a random number between 0 and the minutes specified next to the "Randomize scheduled time (minutes)". Then the agent adds that value to the scheduled time and schedules the job. This is done each time that task is scheduled. The result is each job will running at a different time, however multiple agents may begin a job at the same time.


    Note: Randomization is not necessarily random on a computer. A computer can develop a pattern and generate the same random number repeatedly.


    Affected Product(s)


    Protect Version: All