How to create extended scheduled scans.

Article:TECH146668  |  Created: 2010-12-21  |  Updated: 2012-07-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH146668
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Administrator defined scans in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager may not offer enough options if you want to launch scan on clients, in example on the first Monday of every two months.


Environment



Microsoft Active Directory / AD  DS environment.


Solution



Scheduled tasks in Windows offer more options to schedule your scan. Scheduled tasks may be created via GPO as described on:
Configure a Scheduled Task Item
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725745.aspx

Create a new task for \Symantec Endpoint Protection\doscan.exe and add any switches you may need. Information of the Doscan.exe tool can be found here:
How to run a scan from a command line using Symantec Endpoint Protection using DoScan.exe
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104287

Then assign the GPO to your clients via Active Directory / AD  DS.





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