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Create a scheduled scan on client workstations using ESET Remote Administrator (6.x)

Issue

  • Create a scheduled scan for multiple client workstations in a network environment

ESET Remote Administrator 5 usersClick here to view instructions for 5.x products

 Endpoint users: Perform these steps on individual client workstations

Solution

End of support for version 6.4 and 6.5 of ESET Remote Administrator / MDM

ESET Remote Administrator version 6.5 is currently in Limited Support status and will soon be in Basic Support status. It is expected to reach End of Life status in December 2020.

ESET Remote Administrator version 6.4 is currently in basic support status and is expected to reach End of Life status in December 2019.

The MDM functionality in ESET Remote Administrator version 6 is in Basic Support status as of April 11, 2019. After this date, MDM version 6 will no longer be available for download.

View permissions needed for least privilege user access

ERA 6.5 User Permissions

This article assumes that your ERA user has the correct access rights and permissions to perform the tasks below.

If you are still using the default Administrator user, or you are unable to perform the tasks below (the option is grayed out), see the following article to create a second administrator user with all access rights (you only need to do this once):

 

A user must have the following permissions for the group that contains the modified object:

Functionality Read Use Write
Policies

A user must have the following permissions for each affected object:

Functionality Read Use Write
Groups & Computers

Once these permissions are in place, follow the steps below.

 

  1. Open ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click Admin Policies.
  1. Select your default policy for clients, click Policies and select Edit. Make sure you have selected ESET Endpoint for Windows policy.

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  1. Expand Settings Tools Scheduler and click Edit.

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  1. Click Add, type a name for your task into the Task name field, select On-demand computer scan from the drop-down menu and then click Next.

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  1. Select your desired frequency for the new task and click Next.

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  1. Set your desired time of execution (we recommend that you set a time when the computer is powered on during non-business hours), select the check boxes for each day that you want the task to run, and then click Next.

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  1. Select Immediately, if time since last run exceeds a specified value. Set the Time since last run (hours) value to 24 and then click Next.

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  1. Select In-depth scan from the Scan profile drop-down menu and then click Finish.

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  1. Your new scheduled scan will be displayed in the Scheduler window. Click Save to save your changes.

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