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Scheduling Power Management Tasks Using the Run Operation Dialog

When you initiate a task from a machine group or from a Favorite, or when you initiate a Wake-on-LAN request, the Run Operation dialog is displayed. You can use the dialog to schedule the power task immediately or at some point in the future.

Make sure the proper credentials are available for all machines involved in the scheduled task.

 

Name this operation (optional)

Enables you to provide a unique name for the operation. By default the name of the machine group or favorite used to initiate the operation will be used. The name is displayed in the Results pane.

Select/confirm targets

This list is a reminder of the machine group(s) that will be affected by the operation. If the wrong group is listed, clickCanceland re-initiate the operation using the correct group.

Select a power operation

Enables you to select the power state template you want to use when performing the operation.

Select a schedule

There are three scheduling options:

Now runs the operation as soon as the Scan now or Run button is clicked.  

Once indicates that the operation will be run once at the day and time selected.

Recurring allows an administrator to regularly schedule operations at a specific time and using a specified recurrence pattern.  For example, using this option, an operation could be run every night at midnight, or every Saturday at 9 PM, every weekday at 11 PM, or at any other user selected time and interval.

You can also use the Recurring option to schedule a power status scan in conjunction with a regular monthly event such as Microsoft's Patch Tuesday. For example, you might schedule a monthly power status scan to occur the day after Patch Tuesday by specifying The Second Tuesday and then using the Add delay (days) option to delay the operation by one day. The Add delay (days) option is not available for other power state operations.

When the desired options are selected, click Scan now or Run (if Now is selected) or Schedule (if Once or Recurring is selected).

Scan now/Run: The operation is initiated immediately and the Operations Monitor is displayed.

Schedule: The operation is scheduled on the target machine.


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