Configure Report Schedules

Schedule your reports to run automatically - daily, weekly, monthly. This way you'll get the most up to date vulnerability data with the most accurate trends. Also, you can schedule reports to run at important milestones, like the last day of the quarter, without logging in to do it.

Good to Know Your subscription must have Scheduled Reporting enabled. Please contact support or your account manager if you would like to enable this feature. Also a Manager must opt in to the New Data Security model by going to Users > Setup > Security.


Go to Reports > Schedules > New and start a new report. (Or start a report from the Reports tab.)

New Scan Report menu option under Schedules

Enter report settings (template, format, target, etc) like you would any report.

Then scroll down to Report Options and select Scheduling. This is where you'll tell us when and how often your report should run. In this example, the report is scheduled to run every Tuesday at 4am PST.

Time zone and DST optionsTime zone and DST options

Choose your local time zone (GMT shift and location) and if your time zone observes DST, then the "Auto adjust during Daylight Saving Time" option is selected by default. We'll automatically adjust the start time for your scheduled report during time changes. This option is disabled for locations that never observe DST like Arizona and Hawaii.

I scheduled my report to run monthly on the 31st. What happens during shorter months?I scheduled my report to run monthly on the 31st. What happens during shorter months?

Your report will still run. During shorter months, the report will run on the last day of the month.

Scheduling options

Want to be notified when the report is finished?

Select Notification and choose distribution groups. Distribution groups may include users with Qualys accounts and people without accounts.

Will the report be included in the email?Will the report be included in the email?

This depends on subscription settings. A Manager can go to Reports > Setup > Scheduled Reporting to choose a distribution method (attachment or link).

How do I stop the email notification?How do I stop the email notification? 

Go to Reports > Schedules and Edit the schedule. Clear the Notification check box and remove the distribution groups. Save your changes.

Optionally, edit the distribution groups selected for the notification to stop inidividual users from receiving the email.  


Notification options for report

How do I stop my report from running?

Edit your schedule and click the "Deactivate this report" check box. The report is temporarily deactivated. You can reactivate it by editing the schedule again and clearing this check box.

Deactivate this report option under Schedule Status

What if I want my report to run now?

Choose "Launch Now" from the Quick Actions menu. Your report settings will appear in a new window. Simply click Run to continue.

Launch Now option on Schedules list to run report now