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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.
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
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.
|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.|