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Deploy the Script

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Scripts are deployed from the Dashboard on one or multiple devices as Script Checks (24x7 or daily frequency) on Windows, Linux and Macs or as Automated Tasks on Windows and Macs.

 

The following steps cover the addition of a Script Check and Automated Task on a single machine. Please visit Script Checks and Automated Tasks for information on managing the scripts on one or more devices.

 

Script Check

1.Select the device in the north pane of the Dashboard
2.Go to the Checks tab
3.Add Check
4.Choose the Check frequency

 

a)Add 247
b)DSC Check

 

5.Script Check
6.Configure the Check

 

a)Select the script

Scripts are displayed and grouped by function in expandable and contractable sections with the ability to search for a script).

Only scripts associated with the device's Operating System and uploaded for Script Checks are displayed.

b)Click Next to configure the script
c)Enter or configure the script parameters (if required)
d)Set a Script timeout (in the range 1 - 150 seconds)
e)To run an Automated Task when the Check fails choose Assign a Task after creating the Check (Windows and Mac)

 

7.Finish to save and apply

 

8.Where Assign a Task after creating the Check is selected (Windows and Mac)

 

a)Select the script
b)Click Next
c)Enter the Command Line parameters (if required)
d)Set a Script timeout (in the range 1 - 150 seconds)

 

9.Finish to save and apply

 

 

 

Automated Task

Tasks Tab

1.Highlight the device in the north pane
2.Go to Tasks
3.Add Automated Tasks

 

Device Context Menu

1.Right-click on the device in the north pane (or from the Server or Workstation drop-down)
2.Task
3.Add

 

Select and Configure Task

Regardless of the selection method, the next stage is to select and configure the Task

 

1.Select the script

Scripts are displayed and grouped by function and type (System and User Defined*) in expandable and contractable sections with the ability to search for a script)

Only scripts associated with the device's Operating System and uploaded for Automated Tasks are displayed

2.Click Next to configure the Task

 

a)Enter or configure the script parameters (if required)
b)Set a Script timeout (in the range 1 - 150 seconds)

 

3.Click Next to set the frequency
4.Select Frequency Method

 

a)Once per Day
b)Choose Run on days (select one day to run weekly)
c)At Time
d)Once per Month
e)Choose Day of Month on which to Run
f)At Time
g)On Check Failure
h)Choose When Check Fails Check from the drop-down
i)Select the check identified from the drop-down
j)Manual (Run Task as required from the Dashboard)

 

5.Click Next to set frequency options

 

a)Run Task for a limited period (for Once per day and Once per Month)
b)Enter Start Date and Start Time
c)Enter End Date and End Time
d)Set Maximum Execution Time (all frequencies) prevents the Task overrunning
e)Enter the maximum Days, Hours and Minutes run time before the Task is canceled
f)If missed run ASAP (for Once per day and Once per Month)

 

6.Finish to save and apply

 

 

What do you want to do?

 

View the supported script types
Check the requirements for returning Script results to the Dashboard
Determine whether the end user can interact with the script
Parse Command Line Arguments to the script
Upload the Script to the Dashboard
Learn about the Windows Automation Manager
View script Troubleshooting suggestions
Read our scripting FAQs