Configuring Schedulable Tasks

Use the New/Edit Configuration Management Task dialog to configure a task to run on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or custom schedule.

To access this dialog:

  1. From Task Library, click 'new' () and then select Schedule.
  2. The New Schedule Task dialog displays.
  3. Configure the following:
    • Enter a Name for the scheduled task. This name is listed in the Configuration Management Task Library.
    • Enter a brief Description for the scheduled task.
    • Select the Task Script that you want performed on the schedule you specify. Click Add Script to create a new custom task script. For more information, see Configuring custom task scripts.
    • Select Save a copy of configuration to, to save Configuration Management task configuration information to a text file in a selected folder each time the scheduled task completes successfully. A separate file is created for each configuration key defined in the scheduled tasks script.

Note: If you select to save copies of configurations, be aware that new files are created/saved only when Configuration Management detects a change in the configuration.

Devices Tab

Use the Devices tab to select the device(s) to which you want to apply the task.

Threshold Tab

Use the Threshold tab to configure an Alert Center threshold to notify you on the scheduled task.

Note: If you do not see the appropriate policy, or if the list is empty, browse (...) to the Policy Library to configure a new policy.

Note: To email configuration changes, you must have a notification policy with an email action set, and you must select Detects configuration changes on a device threshold option.

Schedule Tab

Use the Schedule tab to configure the schedule on which you would like the task performed. You can configure the task to run daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or on a custom schedule. You can also specify if this task can be run on demand, outside of the schedule you configure.

Run this task

Select the duration to save backups

See Also

Using Tasks

Task Library

Configuring Password Tasks

Assigning a Task to a Device

Running a Task Immediately