The Agent logs shows a task called "Microsoft Software Assessment Task" that runs under certain schedule. Which policy controls this task?
ITMS 8.5, 8.6
"Microsoft Software Assessment Task" follows the schedule specified under "Default Microsoft Update Configuration Policy" (SMP Console > Settings menu > Agents/Plug-ins > Software > Patch Management > Windows). By default, this policy is turned off.
This task was introduced to address very specific patching scenarios/needs. See our KB184969 "Deploying software updates with Windows Update patching".