How To: Schedule Patch Scans

Version 5

    Purpose


    This document outlines how to schedule a patch scan to take place at a future date/time.

     

    Once vs. Recurring


    A scan can be scheduled to run a single time at a specified date/time. Alternatively the scan may be scheduled to run at the same time on different days, or on a desginated day each month; these scheduled scans occur until removed from the scheduler.

    Related Document: How to Cancel / Delete Scheduled Tasks

    Once

    Scheduling a scan using the 'Once' option will cause a scan to be run a single time at the designated date/time.

     

    Example: The image shows a scheduled scan that will begin on February 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM. Because this is a 'Once' type scan, it will not occur again.

     

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    Recurring - Daily

    Scheduling a scan to be 'Recurring Daily' will cause the scan to be run at the designated time on the specified days. To stop the jobs from continuing to run, the scheduled task must be deleted.

    Example
    : The image shows a scheduled scan that will occur Weekdays (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) at 6:00 PM. Because this is recurring, this will happen every week at the same time on the same days.

     

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    Recurring - Monthly

    Scheduling a scan to be 'Recurring Monthly' will cause the scan to be run at the designated time on the specified day each month. To stop the jobs from continuing to run, the scheduled task must be deleted.

                   Day of Month to Run

    Example: The image shows a scheduled scan that will occur the 21st day of every month at 6:00 PM. Because this is recurring, this will happen every month on the 21st at the same time.

     

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              The First, Second, Third, Fourth, Last Occurance of Day

     

    Example: The image shows a scheduled scan that will occur the Second Tuesday each month at 6:00 PM. Because this is recurring, this will happen every month on the 2nd Tuesday at the same time.

     

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    Scan Settings


    When scheduling a scan there are 4 options to define.

    1. Name this operation (optional):
      • This will be displayed in the scheduled task manager, scan results, and logging.
    2. Select/confirm targets:
      • Define the machine groups that will be part of the scheduled scan by adding checkmarks to them.
    3. Select schedule:
      • Select the scheduling options. More information on this in beggining of this document.
    4. Select/confirm operation:
      • Identify the scan template to be utilized.
    5. After setting up the the scan to use the template desired, the machines needing to be scanned, and the frequency of the scan to occur, click the Schedule button.

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    If the job is scheduled successfully you will see a toast popup indicating such.

     

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    Method 1 - From Home Screen


    Within Protect, click the Home button in the upper left corner of the GUI. The Home screen will display options to setup a scheduled scan.

     

    Note: One or more groups may be selected to have the scheduled job ran against them.

     

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    Method 2 - From Machine Group

     

    Within Protect, in the navigation panel on the left of the interface, select to view Machine Groups.

     

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    Click on the intended Machine Group.

     

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    Within the Machine Group editing window, choose Run Operation.

     

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    The Run Operation screen will display options to setup a scheduled scan.

     

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    Method 3 - From Machine View


    In Protect choose View> Machines.

     

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    In Machine View, select the Machine(s) to schedule the scan against.
    Right Click
    Choose Patch Scan
    Select the desired Scan Template

     

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    The Run Operation screen will display options to setup a scheduled scan.

     

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    Affected Product(s)


    Shavlik Protect 9.x