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Local Scheduled Scan that runs when user is not logged in.

Created: 14 Feb 2008 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 2 comments
We run a few servers that cannot be in a group for scheduled scans. Reasons are programs and certain files. Does anyone know if a local scheduled scan can be setup on a server and run when the user is logged out? I can setup a scan but I have to be logged in and then I lock the computer, therefore the services will start and run. I have done some research but only came up with VPScan.exe in the tools folder on CD1. Any help or guidance will be appreciated. Running 11.0

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JimW's picture
There is an option in the client UI to run a scan when a user is not logged in? Check the advanced option on the schedule page.
 
regards,
 
JimW

Jim Waggoner Director Product Management, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Enterprise Security Group, Symantec

SunSecurity's picture
Thank you I now have them setup to run a scheduled scan that is not attached to a policy or administrator scan. There is one thing that I have noticed. When I go to scan log it will show that my scan ran and lets say start 2:00 AM stop 2:30 AM then it will say 50,000 files scanned. Then it will say start 2:31 AM stop 3:10 AM 50,038 files scanned. The question that I have is why does it run two of the same scheduled scans when it only needs to run it once? Thank you for your time and help.