Remote Monitoring & Management Help

Edit an Automated Task - Multiple Devices

Automated Tasks are edited in bulk on selected devices or at the Client or Site level.

Device Context Menu

  1. Multi-select the target devices in the north pane (use Shift and left-click to choose a range of devices or Control and left-click for specific machines)
  2. Right-click on one of the selection

  3. Select Tasks from the context menu (or Servers or Workstations drop-down)
  4. Edit
  5. Select the Task

  6. Use Next and Previous to navigate through the wizard and amend the Task description, script parameters, frequency and frequency options
  7. In Edit Task Device Confirmation confirm the devices you want to Edit Task Update
  8. Apply Edit to save changes

Client or Site

  1. Right-click on the target Client or Site under Monitoring and Management menu
  2. Select Tasks from the context menu (or Servers
  3. Edit
  4. Filter tasks by Device type
    1. Servers
    2. Workstations
  5. Select the Task
  6. Use Next and Previous to navigate through the wizard and amend the Task description, script parameters, frequency and frequency options
    1. In Edit Task Device Confirmation

  7. Confirm which devices you want to apply the Edit Task Update to
  8. Apply Edit to save changes

The Automated Task multi-select option supports the editing of an identical Task on up to 2000 devices at a time.

To ensure more than 2000 Devices (servers or workstations) running an identical Task (exactly the same configuration, schedule and descriptive name) are manageable from the dialog, we would suggest creating similar Tasks which are applied to groups of less than 2000 Devices.

Multi-select the target devices in the north pane (or choose at the Client or Site level) right-click Task, Edit proceed through the dialogs then change the Descriptive Name to differentiate this from the other Checks  For example change Clean All Temp Files to Clean All Temp Files - Batch 1, Clean All Temp Files - Batch 2 etc. Once complete, confirm the devices to change the Task on then OK to apply.

Task edits are applied to all of the selected devices, including those currently offline or overdue, with these changes communicated to the devices the next time they check in to the Dashboard.

Please be aware that it is not possible to Edit the parent Automated Task, with this option only available where a unique Automated Task is selected

Automated Tasks run based on the local time of the computer the Agent is installed on.

Script argument handling from Windows Monitoring Agent 9.13.6

Windows Monitoring Agent v9.13.6 introduced improvements to the handling of the script arguments entered in the Script Parameters, Command Line field of the custom Windows Automated Task dialog. From Agent 9.13.6 any specified arguments are passed to the script exactly as they would be if entered directly on the device itself.