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How do I create a scheduled scan on client workstations using ESET Remote Administrator? (5.x)

Issue

  • Create a scheduled scan task for multiple client workstations in a network environment
     
  • Creating a scheduled scan in ESET Endpoint Security or ESET Endpoint Antivirus
     

Solution

If you do not use ESET Remote Administrator to manage your network

Perform these steps on individual client workstations.

  1. Open the ESET Remote Administrator Console (ERAC) by clicking Start → All Programs → ESET → ESET Remote Administrator Console → ESET Remote Administrator Console.
     
  2. Click Tools → Policy Manager.
     
  3. Select your default policy and click Edit.
     
  4. Expand Windows desktop v5 → Kernel → Settings → Scheduler/Planner, select Scheduler/Planner: Total 0/0 (tasks/to delete) and then click Edit.

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  1. From the Scheduled tasks window, click Add to create a new scheduled task. Always check for an existing task before adding a new one. Adding a new scheduled task will not overwrite an existing one because each new task is assigned a unique ID.

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  1. Select Computer scan from the Scheduled task drop-down menu and click Next.

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  1. Enter a name for the task (for example, 'Weekly Scan'), select the desired frequency and click Next. Selecting Weekly is recommended; running scans too frequently is not necessary due to the ESET Real-time ThreatSense scanning engine.

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  1. Specify the scheduled scan time. To minimize the chance that a scan will be interrupted, it is best to choose a time when users will be away from the computer. Click Next.

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  1. In the event that a scan does not run at the scheduled time (for example, computer is off) specify an alternate time. To prevent tasks from running at the same time select Run the task immediately if the time since... and click Next.

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  1. A summary window with your chosen scan settings will be displayed. Review the settings and click Finish.
     
  2. The Special settings window will appear, which allows you to specify a scanning profile to be used as well as the drives, folders, etc. to be scanned. We recommend that you leave the default profile on In-depth scan and click Next.
     
  3. To specify which drives or folders to scan, select Targets in the grid area and then click Targets.


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  1. Click +Drives and select All boot sectors and All drives. Click OK.



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  1. Click +Memory and then click OK. Type a Description such as 'All Drives' for the scan settings you have just created and click OK. Click OK again to close the Scheduled tasks window and save the scan settings.

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  1. Click ConsoleYes. In the Policy Manager window, click OK to return to the main program window. Your settings will be applied to assigned client workstations the next time they check in to ESET Remote Administrator.

 


 

Create a scheduled scan on an individual client workstation

  1. Open the main program window by double-clicking the ESET icon  in your Windows notification area or by clicking Start → All Programs → ESET → ESET Endpoint Security or ESET Endpoint Antivirus.
     
  2. Click Tools → Scheduler.

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  1. Click Add, select Computer scan from the Scheduled task drop-down menu and then click Next.

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  1. Type a name for your scheduled scan in the Task name field. Select how often you want the scan to run under Run the task and click Next.

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  1. Set the Time of task execution and select the days on which you want the scan to run and then click Next. To minimize the chance that a scan will be interrupted, it is best to choose a time when users will be away from the computer.

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  1. Select the action to take if the scan cannot be completed at the scheduled time and click Next.

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  1. Click Finish to save your scheduled scan.


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