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Improving Scanning Scheduling for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Created: 11 Aug 2011 | 8 comments
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Up until version SEP 11 mr6mp2 the scanning schedule was rather limited. (not sure about 12.1 as i didn't check that yet) There was no option for example to schedule scanning on the first Monday of the month.

This would be usefull for file servers that have huge amounts of data.

 

Perhaps SEP can borrow the scheduler from backup exec which is significantly more sophisticated.

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Fdaniel's picture

I am also missing this function. We would like the possibility to schedule full scans for clients to ex 2nd Tuesday every month and the servers to every 1st Sunday in the month. Make it more similar to Windows Task Scheduler.

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MaRRuT@CC's picture

Some granular schedule options would help for sure to improve  the whole setting for Scans

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NRaj's picture

This will definitely help us.

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SebastianZ's picture

This option would be very helpful and welcome in the future release - some more configuration possibilities are definitely needed in the scheduler.

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alanbdee's picture

What can I say, I'm shocked. First off, why is endpoint NOT using the standard windows scheduler?

It takes almost 2 days for my scan to complete. That's two days of my computer performing slowly. I think a simple solution would be to schedule it to run every weekend instead at the start of every month. But that's not really an option.

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CVALLET's picture

of course it will be usefull !!

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GMichel's picture

I don't understand why not yet implemented because the initial request is since 2011.

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LeighT's picture

I agree with the Monthly scan to be able to schedule the specific day not just the 1st day of the month as this could fall on a different day every month and may be on a day that is not suitable.

That said I think the scanning in  SEP 12.1 is greatly improved though since SEP 11 due to the trusted cache it builds up from the initial scan. once the first scan has run which would take the hugest performance hit on the machine, for example on a server we tested it - it takes an hour and then the 2nd scan took 10 minutes.

@alanbdee you can already schedule weekly scan on a specific day and you can also limit how long that scan can run for. For example if you schedule a weekly scan to run on a Saturday and start at 7:00PM you can limit it to run for a certain amount of hours if the concern is the scan running over too long. Limit to run for no longer than 34 hours so that it ends by Monday early morning. Also what version are you running? yes your intial scan will run for some time but they 2nd scan should finish considerably quicker.

 

 

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