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Agent Settings

The Agent Settings page allows you to manually configure options for inactive agents and blackout windows configured on the Blackout Windows tab. For more information on creating, modifying, and deleting blackout windows, see Blackout Windows.

The following table describes the available options.

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.

Note: This option can also be set using the nessuscli utility.

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.

Blackout Windows
Enforce a permanent blackout window schedule

When enabled, Nessus enforces a permanent blackout window schedule and any rules below are applied.

Note: Any scheduled blackout windows are overridden by the permanent blackout window.

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

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