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Agent Settings

You can configure system-wide agent settings to specify inactive agent options and blackout window settings for all your linked agents. For more information on creating, modifying, and deleting blackout windows, see Blackout Windows.

Option Description
Manage Agents

Track unlinked agents

When this setting is enabled, agents that are unlinked are preserved in the manager along with the corresponding agent data. This option can also be set using the nessuscli utility.

Note: Inactive agents that are automatically unlinked by Nessus Manager automatically relink when they back online.

Remove agents that have been inactive for X days

Specifies the number of days an agent can be inactive before the manager removes the agent.

Requires that Track unlinked agents is enabled.

Override Blackout Windows
Exclude all agents from software updates

When enabled, this option overrides scheduled blackout windows. It prevents agents from receiving software updates at any time.

Agents continue to receive plugin updates and perform scheduled scans.

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