Modify Global Freeze Window Settings

In Tenable Nessus Manager, you can configure a permanent freeze window and global settings for how freeze windows work on linked agents.

To modify global freeze window settings:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Sensors.

    The Linked Agents page appears. By default, Linked Agents is selected in the left navigation menu and the Linked Agents tab is active.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Freeze Windows.

    The Freeze Windows page appears.

  3. Click the Settings tab.

  4. Modify any of the following settings:

    Freeze Windows
    Enforce a permanent freeze window schedule

    When enabled, Tenable Nessus Manager creates a permanent freeze window that prevents agents from updating software. The permanent freeze window takes effect immediately after you save the settings (step 5), and it overrides any other existing freeze windows.

    Note: Disabling this setting is the only way to end the permanent freeze window.

    The following freeze window settings also apply during the permanent freeze window.

    Prevent software updates When enabled, agents do not receive software updates during scheduled freeze windows.
    Prevent plugin updates When enabled, agents do not receive plugin updates during scheduled freeze windows.
    Prevent agent scans When enabled, the system does not run agent scans during scheduled freeze windows.
  5. Click Save.

    Tenable Nessus Manager saves your changes.