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Question Regarding Functionality 6.9 verse 7.1

Created: 23 Jan 2013 • Updated: 24 Jan 2013 | 5 comments
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Hello,

In DS 6.9, you could set a simple job to run against a computer that was offline.  The job would sit there until the computer came back online.  When the computer came back online, the job would run successfully.

In DS 7.1 SP2, if you set a job/task to run against a computer that is offline.  It may sit there for a little bit, but it then eventually fails.

Is there a configuration or option that can be set in 7.1 SP2 to make it funtion like 6.9 in regards to running jobs and tasks for machines offline?  We would like to set jobs to run against machines that may be offline at the time it is pushed out, but that will eventually come back online.

Thank you

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etk1131's picture

If you click on the Advanced button (on the right side of the job/task window), you can set the job to terminate after x minutes.  Default for a task is 30 minutes (or 300 minutes, depends on your version of SMP, I think).  Default for a job is 90 minutes.  I don't know what the max value is, but I have some jobs that time out after 10 hours, and the system doesn't complain.

Hope this helps.

andykn101's picture

Or you could use a Managed Software Delivery Policy. Add a schedule of 00:00 No Repeat and it should run as soon as the machine picks up the Policy. Which it should do when it turns on.

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WK01's picture

I appreciate the responses. 

Andy, Would this work for a simple batch file that is used to change the local admin password.

andykn101's picture

Sure, create it as a simple Task and you can put the Task in the Policy.

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WK01's picture

Thanks Andy!  I passed that along to our DS group.