MAX RM Release… First set of nearly 80 new Automated Tasks (RC) now live

We’re pleased to let you know that the latest MAX Remote Management release is rolling out across the Dashboard territories, so that it will be available to all customers by Friday, May 13th.

In today’s update we’re introducing 32 new Automated Tasks, together with a new Bulk Add Tasks feature, to help with the day to day management of automation and scripting in the Dashboard –click here for more details.

The new Automated Tasks…
Here is the full list of 78 new tasks so you can see what’s coming. The ones in bold are the RC tasks that become available with today’s release:

  • User Control (23)
    Add User to Domain Group
    Add User To Local Group
    Add/Remove User From Admin Group
    Create AD Group
    Create AD User
    Create Local User
    Delete AD Group
    Delete AD User
    Disable Guest Account
    Disable Local User
    Disable UAC
    Enable local user account
    Enable UAC
    Is UAC Enabled
    Logoff the Current User
    Remove Domain User from Local Group
    Remove Local Profile
    Remove User from Domain Group
    Rename Local Administrator Account
    Require AD User Password Change
    Set AD user password
    Unlock and Reset Local User Password
    Unlock Local User Account
  • System Control (24)
    Backup All Event Logs
    Check Disk
    Cleanse Hard Disk
    Clear Server DNS Cache
    Create Mapped Drive
    Create Mapped Drive (Persist)
    Delete All Mapped Drives
    Disable CD-ROM
    Disable USB
    Disable Wireless Adapters
    Disk Maintenance
    Empty Recycle Bin
    Enable CD-ROM
    Enable USB
    Enable Wireless Adapters
    Force Windows Updates
    Get Basic System Details
    Get Full System Details
    Machine restart with prompt
    Map Network Printer
    Renew DHCP
    Set Default Printer
    Set Power Plan
    Synchronize Domain Controller
  • Application Control (12)
    Attach Database
    Compress File
    Compress Folder
    Count Files in Folder
    Search for File
    Get Installed Applications
    Get Mapped Drives (Persistent)
    Get Startup Applications
    Set Default IE Homepage
    SQL Server Details
    Start IIS Website
    Stop IIS Website
  • Security (7)
    Disable Firewall
    Enable Firewall
    Lock Workstation (does not work on Windows 7)
    Lockdown Machine
    Reset Firewall Settings
    Windows Defender Full Scan
    Windows Defender Quick Scan
  • Exchange (2)
    Exchange Default Collection
    Fix Outlook Connection Issues
  • Install / Remove Software (5)
    Uninstall Application
    Install software from FTP
    Install software from Amazon
    Install software from a Server
    Install software from a URL (Note this script does not require the new RC Agent and can be used with the current GA Agent)
  • Virtualization (5)
    Restart Hyper-V VM
    Resume Hyper-V VM
    Start Hyper-V VM
    Stop Hyper-V VM
    Suspend Hyper-V VM

 

Staging Release Notes…
The full staging release notes are below. Note that staging release notes are subject to change, final release notes will go out with the release.

Summary for Service Release
– 32 new Automated Tasks, UI improvements, and a new Bulk Add Tasks feature
– Dashboard v6.20
– RC Agent 10.3.0, no change to the GA Agent

Dashboard v6.20
FEATURE: 32 new Automated Tasks (requires RC Agent v10.3.0)
FEATURE: Remotely install and remove software with new Automated Tasks (requires RC Agent v10.3.0)
FEATURE: New Bulk Add Tasks feature to make it easier to add Tasks to devices in bulk
UPDATE: Improved dialog for selecting Automated Tasks and Script Checks
UPDATE: Support for uploading .amp file type in User Defined Scripts
BUGFIX: Ensure a device with Managed Online Backup can be removed from the Dashboard without causing it to hang
BUGFIX: Ensure that the correct time stamp is applied when creating Service Desk tickets from Outages

KNOWN ISSUE: The new Release Candidate Automated Tasks currently always show as pass instead of fail in the Dashboard and the Automated Tasks Report (showing status OK and a green tick), even if they run but fail to successfully complete the update

Agent 10.3.0 RC
FEATURE: 32 new Automated Tasks
UPDATE: Detect Windows Services with the ‘Trigger’ start-up type and do not add Windows Service Checks for these services

 

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