Scheduling Scans

The information in this document applies to version 6.5 of Syhunt Hybrid.

With the Syhunt Starter app, Syhunt can be easily started from within third-party task schedulers and launchers.

Alternatively, you can use the integration with Jenkins for scheduling scans.

Method 1: Using Jenkins

Firstly, read our guide on how to integrate Syhunt into Jenkins and execute Syhunt from within a Jenkins Pipeline script.

  1. From the Jenkins Dashboard, open the desired pipeline item.
  2. Click Configure from the sidebar links
  3. Go to the Build Triggers tab, check the "Build periodically" option and enter the appropriate schedule
  4. Click the Save button to update the pipeline configuration

Method 2: Using xStarter

This is our favorite scheduler - it can be configured to run as a NT Service and allows the execution of multiple actions before or after a scan operation, such as sending email notifications and much more.

  1. Download xStarter from http://www.xstarter.com/ and install it using its default options.
  2. Launch the Syhunt Starter application (SyStarter.exe located in the installation directory of the Syhunt suite).
  3. Enter the scan target details and select the desired scan method and options.
  4. Go the Report tab and select the desired options. Enter a filename in the Report Filename field (eg C:\Reports\demo.pdf) if you want to send it over email or perform some other similar task later.
  5. Now launch the xStarter application.
  6. Create a New task, enter the desired schedule settings using the Schedule and info tab
  7. Go to the Actions tab and add a new action of type Processes -> Run Process
  8. Copy (using the Copy button) the Filename from the CLI Params tab within the Syhunt Starter screen and paste it to the Filename edit in the xStarter Action Params dialog
  9. Copy (using the Copy button) the Parameters and paste it to the Parameters edit in the xStarter Action Params dialog
  10. Change Window to Hidden and check the Console process option.
  11. Click the OK button.
  12. At this point, you can add additional actions after or before the scan operation if you prefer, such as Internet -> Mail -> SendMail. For more details, see below.
  13. Click the Apply button when you're done.

Sending Reports Via Email

  1. Add a new action of type Internet -> Mail -> SendMail
  2. Enter the sender email address in the Address field (eg: yourmail@yourhost.com)
  3. Enter the SMTP host in the Mail host field (eg: smtp.yourhost.com). Configure the appropriate port if necessary.
  4. Enter the email account in the Username and Password fields.
  5. Enter the email that will receive the report in the To field. Also enter the appropriate Subject and Message and any desired additional settings using the Additional tab.
  6. Enter in the Attach file(s) area the location where the scan report will be saved (eg: C:\Reports\demo.pdf). The filename must be identical to the one you entered in the Report Filename field when you generated the command line using the Syhunt Starter application.

Method 3: Using System Scheduler Free Version

  1. Download the free version of the System Scheduler from https://www.splinterware.com/download/index.html
  2. Launch the Syhunt Starter application (SyStarter.exe located in the installation directory of the Syhunt suite).
  3. Enter the scan target details and select the desired scan method and options.
  4. Now launch the System Scheduler application.
  5. Create a New Event of type Run Application with a desired title
  6. Copy (using the Copy button) the Filename from the CLI Params tab within the Syhunt Starter screen and paste it to the Application edit in the System Scheduler - Event dialog
  7. Copy (using the Copy button) the Parameters and paste it to the Parameters edit in the System Scheduler - Event dialog
  8. Change State to Hidden.
  9. Go to the Schedule tab, select the desired schedule type and enter the desired schedule settings
  10. Click the Save button and it's done.

Reviewing results from scheduled scans

At any time you can see the results of past and current scans. Just launch the Syhunt Starter application and click the View Past Sessions or View Reports Folder button.


For additional product documentation, visit syhunt.com/docs