What are scheduled tasks
Scheduled Tasks enable you configure MSP N-central to perform specific maintenance functions and tasks for a one-time or on a recurring basis. Setting the tasks on a schedule eliminates the need for you to remember to do them yourself, freeing time to give your attention to more important needs. Create scheduled tasks at the SO level.
Scheduled tasks can run across multiple customers or sites and take full advantage of filters to best target specific devices.
A Scheduled Task Profile will stop running if the probe associated with the profile is moved (for example, after moving a device). To continue running the profile:
- Install another probe in the environment
- Modify the rule that the scheduled task profile is associated with to reengage the probe. This can be as simple as renaming the rule.
If the MSP N-central server is in different a time zone than the devices that it is managing, scheduled tasks run according to the time zone of the target devices.
What type of schedule task to you want to create?
- Automation Policy - tasks that perform Automation Manager policy scripts.
- Security Manager Full or Quick Scan - tasks that perform pre-defined security scans.
- Security Manager Custom Scan - tasks that perform custom configured scans.
- File Transfer - tasks that distribute files to designated locations.
- Intel® vPro™ Bulk Device Power Control - tasks that control the powering down/up, or restarting of Intel® vPro™-enabled devices.
- Intel® vPro™ System Defence - tasks that manage filters for analyzing and detecting threats within network traffic.
- Last Recovery Point Export - tasks that export the most recent Backup Manager Recovery Point to designated locations.
- Push Third Party Software - tasks that distribute software to Windows devices.
- Run a Backup - tasks that perform disk-to-disk backups on selected devices.
- Scripting - tasks that execute scripts on Windows devices.