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Idle detection

Created: 02 Sep 2013 • Updated: 05 Sep 2013 | 5 comments

Good afternoon

I have set up the idle detection in my Endpoint manager, but my question is: what exactly means 'idle detection'?

I mean, is this working if my clients are locked or just when they are login on?

Thanks a lot.

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Brɨan's picture

Are you referring to updates or scanning during idle times?

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dforcen's picture

Good morning

I'm referring when I update my clients.

Cheers

Diego

Brɨan's picture

Clients will update regardless of if someone if logged in or not.

As long as the PC is on and clients can talk to the SEPM/GUP, they will update.

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Rafeeq's picture

To ease client computer performance issues, you can configure content downloads to run when client computers are idle. This setting is on by default. Several criteria, such as user, CPU, and disc actions, are used to determine when the computer is idle.

If Idle Detection is enabled, once an update is due, the following conditions can delay the session:

  • The user is not idle.

  • The computer is on battery power.

  • The CPU is busy.

  • The disk I/O is busy.

  • No network connection is present.

After one hour, the blocking set is reduced to CPU busy, Disk I/O busy, or no network connection exists. Once the scheduled update is overdue for two hours, as long as a network connection exists, the scheduled LiveUpdate runs regardless of idle status.

Check this Article:

Configuring client updates to run when client computers are idle