Start-AIPScan

Instructs the Azure Information Protection scanner to start a one-time scan cycle.

Syntax

Start-AIPScan
     [-Reset]
     [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Start-AIPScan instructs the Azure Information Protection scanner to immediately start a one-time scan cycle. The scanner service must be started already and the scanner schedule must be configured for a manual schedule. To configure the schedule, use the Azure portal to configure the scanner.

By default, all files are scanned the first time the scanner runs and then, unless the Azure Information Protection policy is changed, only new or changed files are scanned. However, you can change this behavior when you use the -Reset parameter with this cmdlet, which forces the scanner to scan all files.

If the scanner schedule is set to Always, this cmdlet is ignored.

Examples

Example 1: Initiate immediate one-time scan for new and changed files

PS C:\> Start-AIPScan

Because this is not the first time that the scanner has run and the Azure Information Protection policy has not changed since the last scanning cycle, the scanner initiates an incremental scan for all new or changed files since the last scanning cycle.

Example 2: Initiate immediate one time scan for all files

PS C:\> Start-AIPScan -Reset

The scanner initiates a full scan of all the files, even if they have been scanned before and the Azure Information Protection policy has not changed.

Parameters

-Reset

Resets the scanner cache so that the scanner initiates a full scan of all the files, even if they have been scanned before and the Azure Information Protection policy has not changed.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

None

Outputs

System.Object