Scheduling Options

The Scheduling Options dialog enables you to specify which scheduler service you prefer to use on each remote machine when performing power state and patch deployment tasks. The scheduler is used to initiate the tasks at the specified time, whether immediately or at some specified time.



Microsoft Scheduler

Use the Microsoft Scheduler service in those circumstances where it provides the needed functionality.


Ivanti Scheduler

The Ivanti Scheduler service is faster and more secure than the Microsoft Scheduler service. A copy of the Ivanti Scheduler service is pushed to each target machine where it is used to initiate the tasks. With the Ivanti Scheduler service you can specify what should happen to the service after it is finished performing its tasks. You can install the Ivanti Scheduler to individual machines using the Scheduled Remote Tasks Manager.

The Ivanti Scheduler is the default scheduler service.

If the Ivanti Scheduler should for some reason fail or be unavailable, the Microsoft Scheduler will be automatically invoked.


Default Scheduler Port

Specifies the port used by Ivanti Scheduler service. By default the Ivanti Scheduler service listens on TCP port 5120.

Scheduler Lifetime


This specifies what to do with the Ivanti Scheduler service after it completes its tasks on the target machine.

Leave the service running: Leaves the service running so it is instantly available for future scans or deployments.

Stop the service and leave it installed in service control manager: Stops the service and leaves it installed in service control manager. This doesn't use CPU time on the target machine but it keeps the service available for future use.

Stop the service and remove it from service control manager: Stops the service and removes it from service control manager. Certain files are left on the system for easy reuse.