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Add additional recurrence patterns for scheduled scans

I’d like to setup 8 scan jobs referencing Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday as the start date which is always the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Here’s my example for the month of June.

June 2010
Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday (the 8th)

Scan1: Week 1 Production Servers Scheduled Scan (the 9th)
Scan2: Follow-up to Week 1 Production Server Rollout (the 14th)

Scan3: Week 2 Production Servers Scheduled Scan (the 16th)
Scan4: Follow-up to Week 2 Production Server Rollout (the 21st)

Scan5: Week 3 Production Servers Scheduled Scan (the 23rd)
Scan6: Follow-up to Week 3 Production Server Rollout (the 28th)

Scan7: Week 4 Production Servers Scheduled Scan (the 30th)
Scan8: Follow-up to Week 4 Production Server Rollout (7/5)

If I had the ability to schedule based on the “1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th, last” “day, weekday, weekend day, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday” of every “_” month it would work. This is easily seen by looking at the recurrence option for a calendar appointment in Microsoft Outlook.

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  • Craig McInnes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    [Comment date: 2011-02-01]
    When you set up scheduled scans you only have four options.

    Scan every x minutes
    Scan every x hours
    Scan every x days
    Scan on a user defined date and time.

    I will like to be able to set a schedule scan for say 1st Day of Month at 01:00 and then have it re-occuring monthly at that time instead of having to manually enter in a scheduled scan for each month.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    [Comment date: 2010-06-11]
    This option will be available in the next version of GFI LANguard that will be available in the second half of 2010.

    Best regards,

    Cristian Florian –
    Product Manager – GFI Software -
    Web & Mail Security, Archiving & Fax, Networking & Security

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