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Executing  Custom Scripts

  1. Name the  Configuration

  2. Define Configuration

  3. Define Target

  4. Deploy Configuration


Desktop Central provides options for configuring almost all the computer configurations. In addition to the configurations that are supported by Desktop Central, administrators can also write their own scripts that could be run on the machines for accomplishing specific configurations.  The scripts could be any of the following formats:

  • Batch file (.bat or .cmd)

  • In any other language hosted by Windows Script Host (WSH), such as VB Script, JScript, Perl, REXX, and Python.

Note: The script engines for languages like Perl, REXX, and Python, must be registered with Windows. You can also execute single line commands, add dependent files and enable logging, to analyze the output of the script after execution.

Step  1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the Custom Script Configuration.

Step  2: Define Configuration

The table given below lists the parameters that have to be provided  for defining the configuration.

 

Parameter Description

Execute Script from

You can execute the script either from repository or as a command line.

Script Name*

The script that has to be added/removed in the  machines needs to be chosen from the script repository. It is  mandatory to add the script to the script repository for this  to work.

 

Script Arguments

The arguments that have to be provided while  executing the scripts.

Dependency files

The required dependency files for execution of the script needs to be added.

Exit Code

Specify the exit code, which should be returned,  when the script has been executed successfully

Frequency

 

Specify the frequency for this script to be  executed, like only once, during every system startup, during  subsequent system startup for specified number of times or all  system startup until a specified time period.

Run As

The script can be executed either as system user or any specific user who holds an account. In the latter case, credentials need to be furnished.

 

Step  3: Define Target

Using  the Defining  Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the Custom Script  Configuration.

Step  4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy  the defined Custom Script Configuration in the targets.

 

To save the configuration as draft, click Save  as Draft.