Question: How does the Windows System Assessment Scan (WSAS) Policy work in Patch Management 7.5+?
The Windows System Assessment Scan will execute on the targeted Clients during the following processes:
Note: Clients will run the Assessment Scan outside Maintenance Windows. The process to respect Maintenance Windows was added in attached PointFixes for 7.5 SP1 HF5 ('PF3734383_Patch_7.5_SP1.zip' ) and 7.6 HF2 ('PF3734905_Patch_7.6_HF2.zip'), and is part of the base code for 7.6 HF3 and higher versions. This ensures the Assessment Scan will respect the Maintenance Window schedule and allow the Administrator to maintain control over when the Client runs the Assessment Scan (See Attached Point Fixes).
The WSAS Policy configuration is detailed as follows on the Console > Settings > All Settings > Software > Patch Management:
Additional administrative notes:
REFERENCE ID : : 3734383-7.5 HF5 - 3734905-7.6 HF2