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How do I set PDQ to only scan between certain times of the day?

For one of the scan profiles, I have a trigger set so that it scans every 30 mins. What I want to do is specify only scan between 8am and 4pm each day. 

Please could you tell me how to do this? I do not want it scanning after 4pm as I have other scans and updates set to run after 4pm, so don't want this scan hogging up resources.

Many thanks
Craig Whetton



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  • I can think of 3 ways to do this.

    1. Create a bunch of Daily triggers with staggered start times.
    2. Create a PowerShell script that calls "PDQInventory.exe ScanCollections" and schedule that with the Task Scheduler.

    3. Create a PowerShell script similar to step 2, but control the timing within the script and have Task Scheduler launch it at startup.
  • Thanks for the reply. Went down the route of doing a daily trigger for each time.

  • Craig Whetton

    We added a time frame to the Interval and Heartbeat Triggers in (18.3 Beta 1).

    Here's what it will look like in Beta 2. This Trigger will go off every day at 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00.