What is the difference between running a task concurrently and running it sequentially?

Article:TECH113440  |  Created: 2007-01-05  |  Updated: 2014-11-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH113440
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Technical Solution


Issue



What is the difference between running a task concurrently and running it sequentially?

 


Solution




Following is a description of the differences:

Run tasks concurrently
 

  • When this option is selected, the Task List performs the individual tasks that make it up in any order.
  • This speeds processing of the Task List as a whole since more than one component can be processed at the same time.
  • When you Run tasks concurrently, multiple tasks that make up the task list appear in the Task Status dialog box at the same time as the Task List.


Run tasks sequentially
 

  • When this option is selected, the Task List performs the individual tasks that make it up in the order you specify. No new task is started until the preceding task is complete.
  • This lets you use the results of one task as input to the next. For example, you might use a list of machines that are created by one query as a Scope File in the next query.
  • Since the RMS Console waits for one task to complete before starting the next, the Task List can take longer to complete.
  • When you Run tasks sequentially, only the Task List, the in-progress task, and any complete tasks appear in the Task Status dialog box.





References
RMS Console and Information Server help file



 



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