Remote task scheduling and installation on Windows computers

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When you run the 'Protect computers wizard' in the Console, a list of computers onto which you can install is created. This list comprises those computers that can have a scheduled task assigned to them by the Microsoft Task Scheduler. Computers that cannot be protected automatically include those running Windows 95/98, Mac OS X and Linux. Example:


Computers that cannot be assigned a task by the Microsoft scheduler can have the installation performed manually. You can then manage them using the Console.

The Windows components may have been disabled as part of a system security policy. Check before changing your network setup.

What To Do

To manually install software see:

If the computer is running a modern Windows operating system (i.e., Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/2008/2008 R2/8) follow the step on the Sophos endpoint deployment guide to ensure your network settings have been correctly configured.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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