This article describes the process to create a Scheduled Scan.
- Launch GFI LanGuard.
- Click on Configuration > Scheduled Scans.
- Under Common Tasks, choose New scheduled scan.
- Choose one of the options described below and click on Next.
Scan a single computer
Scan local host or one specific computer.
Scan a range of computers
Scan a number of computers defined through an IP range.
Scan a list of computers
Create manually a list of targets, import targets from a file or select targets from the network list.
Scan computers in text file
Scan targets enumerated in a specific text file.
Scan domains or organizational units
Scan all targets connected to a specified domain/organizational unit.
- Depending on the selected option in the previous step, specify the respective target computer(s) details and click on Next.
- Specify the date, time and frequency of the new scheduled scan and click on Next.
From the Scan job operation drop-down menu, choose the scanning profile to be used during the scan and click on Next.
Specify the information in the Remote Logon Credentials option and click on Next.
GFI LanGuard 12 Attendant Service account
Performs the scan using the credentials specified while installing GFI LanGuard.
Specify alternate credentials to connect to the scan computers.
SSH Private Key
Enter a username with respective SUDO password and choose the key file used to log in to UNIX/LINUX/MAC based systems.
Use per computer credentials when available
Use predefined credentials for the scan being configured.
From the Power saving options, choose between the different options:
Wait for offline machines to connect to the network
If this option is selected, GFI LanGuard attempts to wait for offline machines to connect to the network.
Attempt to wake up offline computers
GFI LanGuard attempts to power on offline machines using Wake-on-LAN.
Shut down computers after the job has finished
After a computer has been scanned or an auto-remediation job has been done, GFI LanGuard attempts to shut down the computer if the time is in the specified timeframe.
From the auto-remediation dialog, choose the required options and click Next.
Download and deploy missing updates
Automatically download and deploy missing patches on target machines.
Download and deploy missing service packs and update rollups
Automatically download and deploy missing service packs on target machines.
Uninstall unauthorized applications
If this option is selected all applications validated as unauthorized are uninstalled from the scanned computer (unauthorized applications are defined in Application Inventory).
Automatic-Remediation enables you to automatically download and deploy missing patches as well as uninstall unauthorized applications during scheduled operations, automatically.
View applications which this scan will uninstall
Click the link to launch the applications which will be uninstalled dialog. This will list all the applications that will be uninstalled when the scheduled scan is finished.
Configure Reporting options:
Email the scan report
Send a report by email at the end of each scheduled scan.
Save the scan report to disk
Save a report to disk at the end of each scheduled scan
Comparison of data and auto-remediation details
Include details of auto-remediation actions performed and result in comparison with previous security scans.
Full scan results data
Include full scan result details.
Configure alerting options
Click Configure alerting options… to specify sender/recipient details.
Override general alerting options, and send email to
Send a report by email to a specific email address. GFI LanGuard alerting options are overridden.
Review the scan settings summary and click on Finish.
- By default, all new scheduled scans are disabled. To enable, click on Configuration > Scheduled Scans and click the icon.