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Created: 21 Feb 2013 • Updated: 25 Feb 2013 | 4 comments
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how to change and modified the schedule of scanning from server to limited clients. How to set the scanning which help to increase the performace of system when scan process is running on clients, reply on urgent please...

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Ashish-Sharma's picture


Check this thread

Check this artical

How to Schedule Scan on Symantec Endpoint Protection Managed and UnManaged Clients
Article:TECH179307  |  Created: 2012-01-19  |  Updated: 2012-07-28  |  Article URL

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The following Knowledge Base articles apply to Scheduled Scan tuning in general and should be considered when configuring scheduled scans for guest systems:

  • Ensure Scan Tuning options are set for “Best Application Performance”:

  • Consider using multithreading during scheduled scans:

  • Consider utilizing the resumable scan feature:

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

Sumit G's picture

how to change and modified the schedule of scanning from server to limited clients?

First you can define all the limited cleints in a group where you can change the scan timing

Step for the scanning time changes

1.Open the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

2. Select Policies from the far left.

3. Highlight Antivirus and Antispyware under the View Policies section in the middle column.

4. Highlight the active policy from the right side of the manager.

5. Click Edit the Policy under the Tasks menu is the middle column.

6. A new window will open.

7. Select Administrator-defined Scans from the far left menu in the new window.

8. Select the Schedule  tab. and chnage the time accordingly

How to set the scanning which help to increase the performace of system when scan process is running on clients?

Check the article for best performance

Symantec Endpoint Protection scan tuning options
Article:TECH105706  |  Created: 2008-01-25  |  Updated: 2008-01-25  |  Article URL
How to adjust scan frequency for managed clients from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
Article:TECH106165  |  Created: 2008-01-06  |  Updated: 2009-01-01  |  Article URL


Sumit G.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


By default, scheduled scan peformance options (in Scan Options, Advanced) are set to "Best Application Peformance".  When you configure a scan with this setting, scans will start but they only run when the client computer is idle. You can change this for faster scan performance,  but user applications may run slower while the scan runs.

In Scan Schedule options, you may choose "Scan for up to N hours". If the scan has not completed by that time, it will resume at the next scheduled time or at a randomized time within that interval. The default scheduled scan that comes with Symantec Endpoint Protection is set to scan up to 2 hours and to resume at a random point in that time. Choose "Scan until finished" to run the scan without interruption.

"Missed Scheduled Scans", also under Scan Schedule options, may start a scan at an unexpected time. This option will retry a scan within the specified interval if the computer is off or unable to start the scan at the specified time. Uncheck this box to start the scan only at the scheduled time.

Check this Article:

SEP 12.1 and Advance Scanning

Configuring SEP client options for end users to stop, pause, or 'snooze' administrator defined scans

Can Symantec Endpoint Protection clients be configured to pause all scan types except for Administrator defined scans?

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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Chetan Savade's picture


You can create a group and move those clients into the same.Modify the scheduled scan settings & assign it to this group.

SEP 12.1 Advance scan features:

SEPM policies--->Virus and Spyware protection policy---> Edit the policy ---> Administrator defined scans ---> administrator on demand scan settings ---> scan details ---> Advance scanning options

Setting up scheduled scans that run on Windows computers

Setting up scheduled scans that run on mac computers

Modifying global scan settings for Windows clients

Adjusting scans to improve computer performance

Adjusting scans to increase protection on your client computers

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Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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