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scottwed | 02 May 2008 | 0 comments

If you can't find the Altiris Agent tickle function in Workflow, this one is for you. For the uninitiated, the tickle function refers to the ability of the NS to instruct a managed computer to check-in immediately, as opposed to waiting for its next scheduled check-in interval. It's commonly used when you need a handful of computers to immediately perform an NS related activity such as installing software or applying a patch.

From the toolbox in Workflow Designer, use Altiris > Platform > Altiris Agent > Execute Power Management Cmd to target one or more computers by Guid.

Use Altiris > Platform > Altiris Agent > Execute Power Management on Collections to target one more collections of computers.

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Craig Walker | 14 Apr 2008 | 1 comment

Comparing numbers is simple once you've completed this tutorial. Find the larger of two numbers or compare a range of numbers. So simple... once you learn how to use the CompareNumberRule component and its caching features.

Prerequisites: None

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Exercise 1

Prepare a project to find the larger of two numbers. The logic of the comparison should be done on a different model whereas preliminary validations should be performed on the primary model.

Step 1: Create a new Decision Only project.

Step 2: Set up the Input Data as shown below:

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Craig Walker | 11 Apr 2008 | 0 comments

Get someone's attention quickly and send them a message. PING! In this Monitoring project you will learn how to use the Ping component and its caching features.

Prerequisites: None

Objective: To learn how to use the Ping component and its caching features.

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Exercise 1

Prepare a project to deploy a Ping component.

Step 1: Create a new Monitoring project.

Step 2: Drag and drop the SendEmail component from the Components palette under the Communication category.

Type 'ping' in the search box. Drag and drop the Ping component.

Craig Walker | 08 Apr 2008 | 0 comments

Ever misplace a file? Never? Well, almost never? OK, sometimes you can't find important files? The purpose of this tutorial is to check whether a specified file exists using a FileExists component and a Monitoring project.

Prerequisites: None

Objectives: To create a project which displays the fundamental features of a Monitoring project.

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Step 1: Create a New Project

To begin, create a new Monitoring project. The Monitoring project can be selected from the main page when you first run Workflow Designer.

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Craig Walker | 07 Apr 2008 | 2 comments

E123 and B4UKI U can IM UR M8s! Translation: Easy as one, two, three and before you know it you can instant message your mates! The purpose of this tutorial is to create a project which logs into and sends a message using MSN Instant Messenger.

Prerequisites: MSN Messenger software must be loaded on the computer to test this project, but it is not necessary to build or run the project.

Objective: To understand and utilize Workflow Designer's MSN integration capabilities.

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Step 1: Create a New Project and Import Proper Components

To begin, create a new Decision Only project. The Decision Only project can be selected from the main page when you first run Workflow Designer.

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Craig Walker | 02 Apr 2008 | 1 comment

If only all decisions were this easy. A decision tree! Can I get one at the garden store? The purpose of this tutorial is to create a basic project using a decision tree which takes in two numbers and compare them.

Prerequisites: None

Objective: To create a project which utilizes the a basic decision tree to compare two numbers.

Estimated time to complete: 15-20 minutes

Step 1: Create a New Project

To begin, create a new Decision Only project. The Decision Only project can be selected from the main page when you first run Workflow Designer.

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Craig Walker | 25 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

It's important know where your stuff is. Then it's easier to find. And move.

The purpose of this tutorial is to deploy a project to the local hard drive so it can be easily ported to another computer or location.

Prerequisites: A pre-existing Decision Only project.

Objective: To learn how to deploy a project locally, as opposed to remotely.

Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

Step 1: Open an Existing Decision Only Project

To begin, open the project which will be deployed to your local hard drive:

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Craig Walker | 25 Mar 2008 | 4 comments

You can't avoid 'em - interactions. Everywhere you go you interact with others. This might not help your social life but it will help! In this tutorial, the reader should learn the common interactions of projects with web data protocols.

Prerequisites: A preexisting XML file.

Objective: Create a project which allows the user to enter data into an XML file.

Estimated time to complete: 15-20 minutes

Step 1: Create a New Project

Create a new Decision Only project at the main screen of Workflow Designer:

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Craig Walker | 24 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

Here's another nuggett in the Workflow Designer goldmine. This tutorial will open doors to wealth untold... or possibly teach you how to create a new Monitoring project and set the input parameters. My bet is on the latter.

Prerequisites: None

Objective: To learn how to set the input parameters.

Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes

Step 1: Create a new Monitoring project.

Step 2: In the Project Info window click on the Input Data node and click the Add button. Then input the ...

Craig Walker | 21 Mar 2008 | 0 comments

How many times have you asked yourself, "What is going on with my data?" OK, maybe not too often, but you do need to keep track of that pesky data in your database. This tutorial will show you how to keep an eye on things. Get out your No. 2 pencil and prepare to begin.

Prerequisites: A pre-existing SQL database.

Objective: To learn how to use the Embedded Monitoring Model component.

Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes

Step 1: Create a new Monitoring Project

To begin, open the project which will be deployed to your local hard drive: