Scheduling Scripts Using the Run Operation Dialog

When you initiate a script operation the Run Operation dialog is displayed. This dialog enables you to specify if the operation should run now or be scheduled for a future time or date.

Note: Make sure you assign credentials for all machines involved in the operation.

 

Name this operation (optional)

Enables you to provide a unique name for the operation. By default, the name of the machine group used to initiate the operation and the current date/time will be used. The name is displayed in the Results pane.

Select/confirm targets

This list is a reminder of the machines and machine groups that will be affected by the operation. If the wrong machines or groups are listed, click Cancel and re-initiate the operation using the correct targets.

Select schedule

There are three scheduling options:

  • Now runs the operation as soon as the Run button is clicked.  

  • Once indicates that the operation will be run once at the day and time selected.

  • Recurring allows an administrator to regularly schedule operations at a specific time and using a specified recurrence pattern.  For example, using this option, an operation could be run every night at midnight, or every Saturday at 9 PM, every weekday at 11 PM, or at any other user selected time and interval.

Select/confirm operation

Enables you to select the ITScript or ITScript template you want to use when performing the operation.

When the desired options are selected, click Run (if Now is selected) or Schedule (if Once or Recurring is selected).

Note: The default credentials are only used to schedule the operation on the console machine. The default credentials are (typically) different from the machine-level credentials that are used to perform the actual operations on the target machines.