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Power Management / WOL question

Created: 04 Dec 2013 • Updated: 24 Feb 2014 | 9 comments
Jamy69's picture
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Hi,

I've a little question.

In the Altiris v6 version, it was possible to send a Wake on LAN directly on the computer with a right click / power management / wake on lan.

Today, with the v7, I have a Remote Management / manage power state and redirection option, but it visibly uses RTSM and profiles (WMI, AMT, ASH, ...)

Does this WOL feature disappear in the right click menu on a computer ? It was very useful.

The only way is to create a Power Control task, and Schedule Task in the right click menu on the computer targeted ?

Is it possible to create a custom menu/action (via the right click on the computer) that can directly launch a power control task on a computer ?

This is for a customer that migrate from v6 and uses WOL.

Thanks for your help.

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Igor Perevozchikov's picture

Hi Jamy69,

I didn't see such direct "WOL" task execution via mouse right click menu on computer name in CMS 7.1 SP2 MP1, only a remote management tasks smiley

You can create something similar like mouse right-click menu for "WOL" task execution per computer but it works not in one click. (For now I don't know how to automatically include computer GUID for WOL task execution)

About how to create similar task:

  • Create you WOL task

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  • Open it in separate window and copy URL of this WOL task

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  • Go to "Right Click menu" page creation

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  • Via mouse-right click menu on "User Defined" --> create your custom right-click action

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  • Set appropriate Resource type
  • Set appropriate Expression in case if required
  • Set "Action type" --> URL
  • Paste URL of your "WOL" task to "Base URL" field
  • Set appropriate "Open In" option
  • Save Changes.

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  • Go to "All Resources" --> Mouse right click menu on computer --> navigate to "User Defined" --> see result, now you see you custom right click menu action

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And remaining problem is that after this right click menu action performing, it will open separate virtual window with custom WOL task and customer anyway should at least choose this computer for "Quick Run".

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Thanks,

IP.

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MichaelCiv's picture

Is there anyway to populate in the URL the guid of the machine and a run now parameter? This way if someone right clicks on a specific machine, and executes a task via right click it kicks off right away?

Jamy69's picture

Hi Igor,

It's a good start for me.

As MichaelCiv says, is there a way to pass (As arg in the url ?) the resource guid via the use of a Substitution Parameter ?

Thanks a lot !

Igor Perevozchikov's picture

Hi Jamy69,

I've tried to use direct URL with ResourceGuid parameter but it doesn't work and task doesn't automatically starts for specified computer.

Seems like there is another method required to create such quick automatic task execution via custom right-click action menu.

Thanks,

IP.

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MichaelCiv's picture

"Seems like there is another method required to create such quick automatic task execution via custom right-click action menu."

Do you know of such a method?

Igor Perevozchikov's picture

Unfortunately I don't know

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Jamy69's picture

Hi,

I found the solution that works for me.

On the Base URL for the right click, enter the following URL :

http://ServerName/Altiris/TaskManagement/TaskSched... Guid%& where xxxx is the GUID for the WOL Task.

See the attached file for example.

Regards,

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Igor Perevozchikov's picture

Great! :) If it works for you then mark this as solution to close this thread from opened state.

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