Endpoint Standard: What Causes a Background Scan to Run?
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Endpoint Standard: What Causes a Background Scan to Run?

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Article ID: 286145

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Products

Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense)

Issue/Introduction

What actions will trigger a background scan?

Environment

  • Carbon Black Cloud Console: All Versions
  • Carbon Black Cloud Sensor: 2.0.x.x and Higher (3.3.x.x for Expedited Scan)
  • Microsoft Windows: All Supported Versions

Resolution

  • Initial installation of the sensor into a policy where background scan is enabled
  • Moving the sensor that was installed into a policy where background scan was disabled to a¬†policy where it's enabled
  • Running an on-demand scan with Repcli

Additional Information

Once a Background Scan has run to completion on a given machine, another one will not be run without either 1) uninstall/reinstall of Sensor or 2) using RepCLI to run an on-demand scan