Scheduling Asset Scans Using the Run Operation Dialog

When you initiate an asset operation from a machine group or from a Favorite the Run Operation dialog is displayed. This dialog enables you to specify if the operation should run now or be scheduled for a future time or date.

Note: Make sure you assign credentials for all machines involved in the scheduled scan.


1. Name this operation (optional)

Enables you to provide a unique name for the operation. By default the name of the machine group or favorite used to initiate the operation will be used. The name is displayed in the Results pane.

2. Select/confirm targets

This list is a reminder of the machine group(s) that will be affected by the operation. If the wrong group is listed, click Cancel and re-initiate the operation using the correct group.

3. Select schedule

There are three scheduling options:

  • Now runs the operation as soon as the Scan now or Run button is clicked.  

  • Once indicates that the operation will be run once at the day and time selected.

  • Recurring allows an administrator to regularly schedule operations at a specific time and using a specified recurrence pattern.  For example, using this option, an operation could be run every night at midnight, or every Saturday at 9 PM, every weekday at 11 PM, or at any other user selected time and interval.

4. Select/confirm operation

Enables you to select the asset scan template you want to use when performing the operation.

When the desired options are selected, click Scan now or Run (if Now is selected) or Schedule (if Once or Recurring is selected).

Note: The default credentials are only used to schedule the operation on the console machine. The default credentials are (typically) different from the machine-level credentials that are used to perform the actual operations on the target machines.