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Agent Settings

The Agent Settings page allows you to manually configure options for inactive agents and blackout windows.

The following table describes the available options.

Option Description
Inactive Agents

Track unlinked agents

When this setting is enabled, agents that are unlinked are preserved in Nessus 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.

Override Blackout Windows
Exclude all agents from software updates

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

Agents will still receive plugin updates and continue to perform scheduled scans.

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