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Creating and Executing SMP Tasks in Workflow

Created: 24 Sep 2012 • Updated: 24 Sep 2012 | 6 comments
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This is a how to video on creating and executing Symantec Management Platform tasks in Workflow. In this video, you will learn how to create, import, and execute an SMP tasks. You will also see the details of each component in the workflow that is used.

For more information, please see the article at the following location:
www.symantec.com/connect/articles/creatingimportingexecuting-ns-tasks-workflow

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Nonos's picture

Pretty nice video, would be good to integrate the "Run Script Task" into the ASDK so it could be made available via a Web Service, would be easier to use than building up an XML and importing it into the SMP.

Like the hidden web services that allow you to create "Software Delivery Policies" and "Quick Delivery Tasks" or the not so hidden web service that allow you to create "Patch Management Policies".

I would like to see all those nice and usefull web service being into th ASDK or Workflow Solution.

Regards,

Cédric DUBIE

Workflow Solution Developer Core SMP

P.S.: If need help or ideas for improvement, I am available.

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krystasch's picture

Thank you for the video. Curious if there is a way to import tasks from SMP to Workflow, ideally to present them as an option to an end user on a webform?

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reecardo's picture

You could do that... the Task Generator calls the Item Management service to get all items that are a task type themselves. You could probably do the exact same thing, provided you know the item type guid.

From there, you could export the item via an ExportItem/ExportItemXml generated web service comp to get the "guts" of the task so that it can be reimported as a temp task type like in the video above.

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krystasch's picture

I found the following How To:     http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO101650 ...guessing this is my problem. :) How do I get the update rollup? I tried hotfixes in the SIM, but to no avail. 

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reecardo's picture

To acquire the rollup please contact Symantec Technical Support and reference this article.

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krystasch's picture

Thank you so much for the quick response! Will try that!

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