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Full Scan from a command line script

Created: 02 Apr 2010 | 4 comments
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Wanna be able to run a scripted full scan on all hard drive. The current release RU5 does not have that option, the DoScan is a active scan/quick scan. I need to be able to give a technician a vb script to run a full scan without been on the SEPM console or lauch SEP client. This can also integrate in Deployment server or Notification server as a task.

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DHHS - Ian H's picture

Yes - concur with above and have received advice from Symantec with the following links.
However it would be still be useful to have a scripted full scan option so that a fleet of computers could be say woken up after hours, then a series of maintenance activities run, then the computers shut down again.

Don't miss a scheduled scan again

What happens to a scan scheduled to launch when the computer is turned off?

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pebcak's picture

THis would be a nice piece to have.  Have you looked at the SEP Integration Component?  I believe it has canned tasks for initiating a full scan.  May be only available in Altiris v7.

Senior Consultant @ Creative Breakthroughs, Inc. a Symantec Platinum Partner

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Full Scan from a command

I am looking for the command(s) to enter from the command line to execute a full scan.  I would "execute" this command from Altiris to a set of computers.

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mtju's picture

Anyway to take a list of hosts that might be in different groups, and send the command to scan? I have a list of hosts that I need to send this command to, adn sending them one at a time is rather tedious.

Any ideas?

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