How to best push weekly virus scans on all network computers

Using Symantec Enterprise version with Windows XP computers
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xmachineCommented:
Hi,

The recommended number of full scans is between 2-3 full scans weekly after work hours.

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Solo PascualIT SupportAuthor Commented:
Xmachine:

Thanks for your comments.  That's very interesting!  Could you direct me to any kind of link or document that would specify that?  That way, if I try to convince upper mgmt, I can have documentation to fall back on.  Also, do you have any inputs as to the precise method or steps to follow?  Can that be scheduled through the Symantec Enterprise Edition?   If so, what are the steps to follow?  thanks in advance.
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xmachineCommented:
1) The default value for scheduled scans is (weekly) on a specific date. That could be enough to your environment. So, you don't have to make it 2 or 3 times. But, due to the large amount of malicious files that enter to your network, you should scan the machines more than once.

2) Check the following KB article:

http://service1.symantec.com/support/ent-security.nsf/854fa02b4f5013678825731a007d06af/e26ac0d525cfb67e882570180073f4cb?OpenDocument

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BillCarlinCommented:
If scanning is a concern, you can also set a Full scan weekly (Sunday) and run the Active scan which does a memory and common location scan (surface level) more frequently (nightly).  The Symantec Security Response Web site provides the latest information about threats and security risks.  The web site also contains extensive reference information, such as white papers and detailed information about viruses and security risks.
http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/index.jsp

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Solo PascualIT SupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your response!
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