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Enable and configure Agent Watcher

The Agent Watcher utility is installed with the standard Management Suite agent, but it is turned off by default.

Agent Watcher can be activated through the initial device agent configuration, or at a later time via an Update Agent Watcher settings task.

Enable Agent Watcher on devices

To enable Agent Watcher during agent configuration
  1. In the console, click Tools > Configuration > Agent Configuration.
  2. Click the New Windows agent configuration toolbar button.
  3. After specifying your desired settings for the agent configuration, click the Security and Compliance group, and then click Agent Watcher to open that page on the dialog.
  4. Check Use the Agent Watcher.
  5. Select one of the settings from the available list to apply it to the agent configuration you're creating. You can create new settings or edit existing settings. The applied settings determine which services and files are monitored and how often, and whether the Agent Watcher executable remains resident in memory on monitored devices.
  6. Finish specifying settings for the agent configuration and then click Save.

If you want to activate Agent Watcher (or update Agent Watcher settings) at a later time, you can do so for one or more managed devices directly from the console.

To enable Agent Watcher (or update settings) as a separate task
  1. In the console, right-click one or more devices, and then click Update Agent Watcher settings.
  2. Check Use Agent Watcher.
  3. Select one of the settings from the available list to apply it to the agent configuration you're creating. You can create new settings or edit existing settings. The applied settings determine which services and files are monitored and how often, and whether the Agent Watcher executable remains resident in memory on monitored devices.
  4. Click OK.

Once you click the OK button, all the selected target devices are updated with the new settings, and a status message appears.

Configure Agent Watcher settings

Use Agent Watcher settings (click Tools > Configuration > Agent Configuration > New Windows agent configuration > Security and Compliance > Agent Watcher) to determine which services and files are monitored, how often to check the status of services and files, whether Agent Watcher remains resident on devices, and whether to check for changes to the applied settings.

 


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