How To: Schedule Scans for a Specific Occurance/Date

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    Purpose

     

    This document outlines how to schedule scans to occur on specific occurances of a specific day or a specific date.
    Example: The First Sunday of the Month.
    Example: The 20th of the Month.

     

    Steps


    Agentless

    Scans for specific occurances of a day are handled in similar manners, but different locations depending on if they are used Agentlessly or with Agents.

    On the Home Screen, select the machine group(s) to be scanned.
    Under Step 3. Select schedule choose Recurring:
    Select Monthly

     

    Specific Date

    Select Day, and designate what day to have it run.
    Example: Day 20 will run the scan on the next occurrence of the 20th day of the month. (If creating the scheduled scan on the 21st, it will wait to run on the next occurrence which would be in a month).

     

    1- scan on 20th.png

    Specific Day Occurrence

     

    Select The and set the occurrence value (First, Second, Third, Fourth, Last) and the day of the week to run.
    Example: The First Sundaywill run the scan on the first Sunday of the month. If scheduling the scan after the First Sunday has occurred for the current month, it will run at the next occurrence.

     

    scan on first sunday.png

     

     

    Note: Scans can only be scheduled with a single occurrence. Create additional scans if multiple occurance's are desired.

     

    Example: To have a scan occur on The First and Third Sunday, create the first scan using the First Sunday parameters, then create a second scan for the Third Sunday.

    Agent Based

    Open the Agent Policyto edit.
    Select the Patchtab.
    Create a new Patch Task, or expand an existing Patch Task to Edit.
    Under the Schedule, select Once per month:

    Specific Date

    Select Day, and designate what day to have it run.
    Example: Day 20 will run the scan on the next occurrence of the 20th day of the month. (If creating the scheduled scan on the 21st, it will wait to run on the next occurrence which would be in a month).

     

    agent - scan date.png

    Specific Day Occurrence

    Select The and set the occurrence value(First, Second, Third, Fourth, Last) and the day of the week to run.
    Example: The First Sundaywill run the scan on the first Sunday of the month. If scheduling the scan after the First Sunday has occurred for the current month, it will run at the next occurrence.

     

    agent - first sunday.png


    Note
    : Scans can only be scheduled with a single occurrence. Create additional Patch Tasks if multiple occurance's are desired.

     

    Example: To have a scan occur on The First and Third Sunday, create the first Patch task using the First Sunday parameters, then create a second Patch Task for the Third Sunday.

     

    Affected Product(s)

     

    Shavlik Protect 9.x