Scheduling custom inventory policies to run immediately once and on a recurring schedule later

Article:HOWTO63580  |  Created: 2011-12-16  |  Updated: 2012-04-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63580
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Scheduling custom inventory policies to run immediately once and on a recurring schedule later

You can create a custom inventory policy with the custom schedule set according to your needs. The custom inventory policy does not run automatically as soon as possible (ASAP) after the custom schedule is created. The policy does not run automatically ASAP on any new computer that joins the target collection.

However, you can manually specify the two custom schedules that behave as follows:

  • The first schedule runs the policy once at the nearest time after the schedule is created on the current set of targeted computers and on any new computer that joins the target collection later.

  • The second schedule reruns the policy later at the predefined time.

See How inventory policies work

To schedule custom inventory policies to run immediately once and on a recurring schedule later

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Policies.

  2. In the left pane, click Discovery and Inventory > Inventory, and then, in the right pane, select the inventory policy that you want to schedule.

  3. Under Ensure my inventory is current, click Custom schedule.

  4. In the Edit Policy Schedule dialog box, select Use agent time for the time zone.

  5. To specify the schedule that runs the policy once immediately on the current set of targeted computers and on any new computer that joins the target later, perform the following steps in order:

    • Click Add schedule > Scheduled time, and then specify the schedule that expires in the next few minutes.

      For example, if the current time is 7:50 A.M., set the schedule to 8:00 A.M.

    • Click No repeat, in the Repeat schedule dialog box, click No repeat, and then click OK.

  6. To specify the schedule that reruns the policy later at the predefined time, perform the following steps in order:

    • Click Add schedule > Scheduled time, and then specify the schedule

    • Click No repeat, in the Repeat schedule dialog box, specify the appropriate frequency, and then click OK.

  7. In the Edit Policy Schedule dialog box, click OK.

  8. Under Applies To/Compliance, define the set of targeted computers to which you want to apply the policy.

  9. On the inventory policy page, turn on the policy.

    At the upper right of the page, click the colored circle, and then click On.

  10. Click Save changes.


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