GFI LanGuard enables users to configure scheduled scans on computers running agents to run automatically on a specific date/time and at a specific frequency.
This article describes the steps required to change the scan schedule for an individual agent or a group.
The agents begin their scan at the time set for them in the Dashboard > <Computer> Properties > Agent Status tab, or immediately upon bootup if they have missed their scheduled time. Just prior to the beginning of any scan the agent would also do an update to retrieve the latest patch definition and vulnerability assessment files.
The GFI LanGuard allows users to change a preferred time and period for the scan, for example, to run off-hours or to make sure the scans are ready before generating the reports.
- On the server launch GFI LanGuard.
- Open the Dashboard tab.
- On the left side right-click the computer/computer group you want to configure and select Properties.
Note: Alternatively you can navigate to the Configuration tab > Agents Management > Locate the device. Then, right-click and select Properties.
- Click the Agent Status tab.
- Click the Change scan schedule button.
- Select Enable Schedule and configure the recurrence pattern.
- Click Ok.
Additional Agent properties can be configured from the Properties dialog.
No special testing is required. The new schedule would appear in the Dashboard Overview and in the Dashboard Computers tab for a particular machine or group.
Note: The new schedule time may take several minutes before taking effect on the LanGuard agent.
Completed scheduled scans will be present in Activity Monitor.