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Possible to schedule custom inventory script as a policy instead of a job?

Created: 09 Feb 2011 | 4 comments
jimmy.cartrette's picture

Is it possible to schedule a custom inventory as a policy instead of as a job? It's a vbscript and works great. however I would like the management ability of the policy over having a re-scheduled job task.

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jpn010@tower's picture

No, custom inventories are only in tasks, though the end result is the same... a target and a schedule.

Joe

jSmudge's picture

If your custom inventory is a vbScript, you could save it out as a file & then send it as a package/policy using "wscript.exe script.vbs" as the command line.

andykn101's picture

Add > Task, the default Custom Inventory tasks are listed as Type "Run Script", Name "Custom Inventory - UNIX PS List" and Type "Run Script", Name "Custom Inventory - Processor" 

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jessek's picture

You can use a Client Task Schedule for this.  Under Jobs and Tasks you can right-click where you'd normally create a new task, but choose New > Client Task Schedule.  This will let you run the task on whatever schedule you like, but it's now a policy instead of a task.  This will run on schedule even if you have no connection to a Task Server.

The only downside is that you can only have one task per Client Task Schedule, but most of the time that will suffice.

Jesse Kozikowski
Aspirus, Inc.