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SWD - Terminate after works but lists as failure

Created: 10 Apr 2014 • Updated: 10 Apr 2014

Ok so I know that this makes sense and is working how expected.

I have a job that runs and after X amount of time it then terminates. Ok so working... Only thing is that I would like to know if there is a way to list the item as Success instead of Failure in the Altiris agent. If not no biggie but curious.

 

so what we are doing is popping up a reboot message for the user. if they click OK it will force a reboot. If they leave it up it will terminate after 20hrs then run again afterwards. the point of it is simple. With this popup running, nothing else in Altiris will deploy or run as this job is "In Progress" which is fine. Anything new will queue up and the terminate after will then allow the rest to process then the reboot reminder will come back up.

Plus sometimes they move the reboot reminder off the screen. It will close then pop back up in the middle of the screen.

Challenge we have is XP EOL. We are doing this for only XP. Since the Altiris Patch agent will not popup the reminder anymore I am trying to come up with the best approach. 

We cannot force a reboot as a scientist maybe doing a run which has been running for a few weeks... auto reboot would most likely put me looking for employment elsewhere!!! cheeky

 

 

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