How can we improve the SMA (K1000)?

Include scripts, distributions, WOL, and patch schedules as machine action options

This way we could easily and quickly run a script, deploy a software package, or initiate a patch schedule (for just that machine) right from the machine list or machine detail page. Would be extremely handy, browser-agnostic, and save a lot of time.

For example, if you have the two free Bomgar licenses and chose the hosted option you could initiate a Bomgar session with one or two clicks from the machine page without sending an e-mail message. Or if you are working on getting your patches up-to-date you could focus on one machine and kick off a patch schedule run for it, again with one or two clicks without leaving the machine page.

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  • Toon Van Assche commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    WOL would be so helpfull when deploying scripts. How many times do you need to call somebody the power on a system so you can managed it trough RDP.

    If we just could wake a system like you start a ping that would be awesome

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would definitely be a benefit for the K1000 as I am trying to get my team using K1 more and these little quick wins would be really handy

  • erush commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes this is needed in both places. Machine list as either a similar Machine Action drop down or from the Choose Action drop down. And definitely in the Machine details page as well. As Force Inventory for example is handy in both places.

    Please however, make it optional what scripts are in the action menu. Like a checkbox in the script to enable it for this purpose. So that there isn't a huge list of stuff that would never need to be run this way.

  • Ed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be extremely helpful for running scripts on a machine based on-the-fly. For example, if you have a managed install that is failing repeatedly, you can go into the inventory and right from the inventory choose to run a manual script that will correct the issue.

  • Daniel Zook commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be similar to the scripting "Run Now" page, except a lot easier to use for frequently used scripts.

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