Automated Collection Subscription Tool v1.1
ASDK wizard Screenbert heard about the bounty being offered for the creation of a nifty tool for Notification Server (NS). Looks like the bounty worked ... and so did Screenbert. Here's fruit of his labor: a tool to automatically collect subscription information using NS.
[Updated to let you execute a script at the end of each collection move. This will allow for creation of helpdesk tickets.]
This is a tool that can assist in re-imaging or other collection-based processes.
The ASDK is required to be loaded on the NS Server. It is not required on the client machines.
What it Does
- You enter the the old and new computer names.
- Collection information is pulled from NS
- Identify all collections with phrase specified under keyword in app.config XML file.
- It removes the old computer from those collections.
- It adds the new computer to those collections.
- Detailed logging for troubleshooting purposes is in the %temp%\ACST.LOG file with timestamps.
The app.config has three settings that need to modified:
NS_Server : NSSERVER.DOMAIN.COM
Search_Term : ANYTERM
Default_Domain : NTDOMAINNAME
If the search term is included ANYWHERE in the collection name, that collection is returned. Leave blank for ALL collections.
For the domain, you will need to enter the netbios name that shows under the domain column in Altiris reports. For instance the DNS domain name may be altiris.com, but the netbios domain name is AltirisNet.
You can specify a non-default domain name by putting computer.domain in the textbox for the new or old PC name.
The command variable will execute the specified exe, vbs or batch file. The command it executes must be in the same directory as the ACST executable. It will execute the command and pass these variables:
1 = Old Computer Name
2 = New Computer Name
3 = “Collection changed”
If the command variable is blank nothing happens. Otherwise it executes the command for each collection moved.
This tool is only designed for static collections.
Version 1.1 Enhancements include:
- Redesigned user interface to allow user to resize the window.
- Adjusted tab order.
- Added ability to execute command after completion.
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