Scheduled background scanning
Applies to: Forefront Security for Exchange Server
Scheduled background scanning is recommended as a way to periodically scan a selected set of messages with the latest engine updates and scanning configurations. The scope of the Background Scan Job is determined by the options selected in General Options under the Background Scanning section. By default, background scanning is set to scan all messages received within the last two days. To activate background scanning, a Background Scan Job must be scheduled.
To schedule the Background Scan Job, click OPERATE in the Shuttle Navigator, and then click the Schedule Job icon. The Schedule Job work pane appears.
The upper portion of the Schedule Job work pane shows the Background Scan Job and indicates if it is enabled or disabled.
The lower portion of the Schedule Job work pane shows the scheduling information and configuration for the Background Scan Job.
To schedule background scanning
Select the date, time, and frequency of your scheduled background scan.
If the job is disabled, click Enable to enable it.
The Schedule Job work pane displays the status of the background scan.
To stop or disable background scanning
Click REPORT in the Shuttle Navigator, and then click Schedule Job.
At the top of the Schedule Job work pane, select the Background Scan Job.
Click the Stop button on the Schedule Job work pane.
After a Background Scan Job has been stopped, it restarts after the next signature update if the General Options settings Scan on Scanner Update and Enable Background Scan if 'Scan on Scanner Update' Enabled are selected (both are disabled by default). If you do not want the Background Scan Job to start after the next signature update, you can disable the schedule scan in two ways:
Clear the General Options settings Scan on Scanner Update and Enable Background Scan if 'Scan on Scanner Update' Enabled.
Click the Disable button on the Schedule Job work pane.