Setting up scheduled scans that run on Windows computers
You configure scheduled scans as part of a Virus and Spyware Protection policy. The scan settings are different for Windows clients and for Mac clients.
You can save your scheduled scan settings as a template. The scan templates can save you time when you configure multiple policies. You can use any scan that you save as a template as the basis for a new scan in a different policy. A scheduled scan template is included by default in the policy. The default scheduled scan scans all files and folders.
See Managing scans on client computers
See Customizing administrator-defined scans for clients that run on Windows computers
If a computer misses a scheduled scan for some reason, the Symantec Endpoint Protection client tries to perform the scan for a specific time interval. If the client cannot start the scan within the time interval, it does not run the scan.
If the user who defined a scan is not logged in, the client software runs the scan anyway. You can specify that the client does not run the scan if the user is logged off.
You can click Help for more information about the options that are used in this procedure.
To set up scheduled scans that run on Windows computers
In the console, open a Virus and Spyware Protection policy.
Under Windows Settings, click .
On the Scans tab, under Scheduled Scans, click .
In the Add Scheduled Scan dialog box, click .
In the Add Scheduled Scan dialog box, on the Scan Details tab, type a name and description for this scheduled scan.
Click , , or .
If you selected , under Scanning, you can specify the folders to scan.
Under File types, click or .
Under Enhance the scan by checking, check or uncheck , , or .
On the Schedule tab, under Scanning schedule, set the frequency and the time at which the scan should run.
The retry setting under Missed Scheduled Scans changes automatically according to whether you select , , or .
Under Missed Scheduled Scans, you can disable the option to run a missed scan or you can change the retry interval.
You can also specify a maximum scan duration before the scan pauses. You can also randomize scan start time.
If you want to save this scan as a template, check .