Schedule a scan in installments

About this task

If you have limited "windows of time" in which to run scans (for example, you have just three hours a day, between 1.00 and 4.00 am), and your scans need more than this amount of time to complete, you can configure a scheduled scan to run in installments. In order to do this you need to tell AppScan®:

  • To save the scan with the original filename (without the timestamp as part of its name)
  • To continue the next scheduled scan from where the previous scan left off

This is done by adding command line parameters via Scheduled Tasks on the Windows® Control Panel.


  1. In AppScan®, Schedule a new scan (Tools > Scan Scheduler > New).
  2. In the Windows® Start menu Run field, type Task Scheduler

    The Windows® Scheduled Tasks dialog box opens, with the task that you created in AppScan® in the list of tasks.

  3. Right-click on the scheduled scan, and select Properties.

    The Scheduled Task Properties dialog box opens.

  4. In the Triggers tab, configure the task as needed. Refer to Microsoft Windows documentation for further information.