How to set up a Pilot Group for Ivanti Antivirus (Kaspersky Engine) Definitions

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    Endpoint Manager 9.6Endpoint Manager 2016.xEndpoint Manager 2017.x

    This article refers to Ivanti Antivirus using the Kaspersky engine.  This article is not valid for Ivanti Antivirus 2017 (Bitdefender Engine)




    This is a step by step guide that will create a group of computers that get the most up-to-date antivirus definitions. The other computers in your environment will receive the updates either upon your approval or after a period of time you specify.




    Set up Antivirus Definitions to Download to a Pilot Group


      1. Go to Tools | Security and Compliance
      2. Click the "Download Updates" button (First single icon without text on the left)
      3. Un-check everything under Definition types then put a check in the box labeled "Ivanti Antivirus Updates"
      4. Click the "Ivanti Antivirus" tab
      5. Select "Restrict them to a pilot"
      6. Click "Schedule Update" and setup a schedule for antivirus to update
        Note: If you have a previous scheduled task to download Antivirus definitions please be sure to delete it
    1. Create an Antivirus Agent Behavior for the Pilot Group Configuration

      1. Open the Agent Settings Tool
      2. Expand the Security sub-group and select "Ivanti Antivirus"
      3. Copy an existing setting or create a new AV setting and name it something that denotes the AV Pilot Definitions Group
      4. Click on the "Update" sub-section under "Scheduled Tasks"
      5. Put a check in the box labeled "Download 'pilot' version of virus definition files"
      6. Click OK


    Deliver the New Antivirus Agent Behavior Through a Task


      1. In the Agent Settings tool select the Calendar icon and select "Change Settings" from the drop-down
      2. Name the task something like "Pilot Group AV Behavior"
      3. Click the words "Keep agent's current settings" by "Ivanti Antivirus Settings"
      4. Select the new AV Agent Behavior
      5. Click Save
        Note: This creates a scheduled task that will apply the new AV Agent Behavior setting to any agents that you want to use in your pilot test groupsss
      6. Drag computers into the scheduled task
      7. Right-click the task and click "Start Now"