OfficeScan Agent Roaming Privilege

Grant certain users the OfficeScan agent roaming privilege if agent-server events are interfering with the users’ tasks. For example, a user who frequently gives presentations can enable roaming mode before starting a presentation to prevent the Control Manager server from deploying OfficeScan agent settings and initiating scans on the OfficeScan agent.

When OfficeScan agents are in roaming mode:

  • OfficeScan agents do not send logs to the Control Manager server, even if there is a functional connection between the server and agents.

  • The Control Manager server does not initiate tasks and deploy OfficeScan agent settings to the agents, even if there is functional connection between the server and agents.

  • OfficeScan agents update components if they can connect to any of their update sources. Sources include the Control Manager server, Update Agents, or a custom update source.

    The following events trigger an update on roaming agents:

    • The user performs a manual update.

    • Automatic agent update runs. You can disable automatic agent update on roaming agents.

    • Scheduled update runs. Only agents with the required privileges can run scheduled updates. You can revoke this privilege anytime.