Grant certain users the OfficeScan agent Independent mode privilege if agent-server events are interfering with the users' tasks. For example, a user who frequently gives presentations can enable Independent mode before starting a presentation to prevent the OfficeScan server from deploying OfficeScan agent settings and initiating scans on the OfficeScan agent.
When OfficeScan agents are in Independent mode:
OfficeScan agents do not send logs to the OfficeScan server, even if there is a functional connection between the server and agents.
The OfficeScan 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 OfficeScan server, Update Agents, or a custom update source.
The following events trigger an update on Independent agents:
The user performs a manual update.
Automatic agent update runs. You can disable automatic agent update on Independent agents.
For details, see Disabling Automatic Agent Update on Independent Agents.
Scheduled update runs. Only agents with the required privileges can run scheduled updates. You can revoke this privilege anytime.
For details, see Revoking the Scheduled Update Privilege on Independent Agents.