Management Scripts ConfigurationExecuting Custom Scripts


Desktop Central provides options for configuring almost all the computer configurations from remote. 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:

The script engines for languages like Perl, REXX, and Python, must be registered with Windows.

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

Script Name*

The script that has to be executed in the machines. You have an option to select the script from any of the following:

  • Local: The machine from where the configuration is being defined.
  • Inventory: Refers to the Desktop Central inventory. All the scripts that have been added using Managing Scripts procedure will be available here.
  • Network Share: Refers to the network share.

Script Arguments

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

Execute During*

Refers to the script execution time. This can be either during the system startup or shutdown.

* - Refers to the mandatory fields.

The scripts specified from the local or share, will automatically be added to the Desktop Central inventory after successful deployment.


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.

See also : Managing Configurations and Collections, Viewing Configuration Reports, Defining Targets, Managing Custom Scripts
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