Schedule a new scan

About this task

You can schedule scans using the configuration of the current scan or of a saved scan. The scheduled scans are given the name of the source scan with the date and time appended, and saved in the same folder as the source scan.


  1. On the Tools menu, click Scan Scheduler.

    The Scan Scheduler dialog box appears, listing any scans scheduled so far.

  2. Click New.

    The Schedule Settings dialog box appears.

  3. Enter a name for the schedule.
  4. Decide whether you want to schedule the current scan or schedule a loading of a saved scan (*.scan file).

    If you choose the current scan, and the current scan is unsaved, AppScan asks you to save the scan as a scan file, to be loaded by the scheduler.

  5. Select the recurrence schedule: daily, weekly, monthly, or once on a specified date and time.
  6. Select the date and time that the first scan will start.
  7. You can optionally set a time limit for the scan, by selecting the Limit Scan Time check box, and entering the maximum duration of the scan in minutes.
  8. Enter your domain name, user name, and password.

    These authentication values enable the task to run as if started by the given user; without this information, the task may not be able to run at all.

  9. Click OK.

    The schedule name appears in the Scan Scheduler dialog box.