Hi folks.

I am doing alright at setting this up in most areas. Right now I am concentrating on getting the email working with respect to sending it helpdesk address. So far the system is configured to use our Exchange server as the SMTP server and that works when I manually 'email' the ticket. The issue I am having is in understanding why when the user creates a ticket, the K1000 does not send an email to the helpdesk.

Now keep in mind, this not the same thing as described in the documentation where someone could send an email from Outlook through Exchange and it would create the ticket in the K1000. This is the opposite of that.

Would anyone be able to clarify my understanding or suggest anything that I may be able to correct?

Thanks very much in advance.

--james
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  • Sorry to dredge this up but I need some help with this same situation. Apparently Kace and/or Dell has changed the site naming and the link to the faq is no longer functional. Can someone direct me to the correct/current link?
  • Hi All,

    i want to send a copy of ticket to user when ticket is raised.. any rules to do this? or query?
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James,
Are you trying to have the system (kbox) send an Email to the Helpdesk (group of people) notifying them (helpdesk or technicians) when a user submits a request?

Russell
Answered 10/13/2011 by: rjobe
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Hi Russell.

Exactly! Eventually, we would like it so the user can email the KBox through their outlook. For now, I'd like to get the ticket emailed from the KBox to the helpdesk email.

--james
Answered 10/13/2011 by: jbowes
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If your email sending from kbox works in general then use this faq www.kace.com/support/kb/index.php?action=artikel&id=613
Answered 10/13/2011 by: GillySpy
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Hi Gerald.

I am not convinced that the email works at all. It only works from the KBox to a helpdesk email if I manually send from the KBox...

--james
Answered 10/13/2011 by: jbowes
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That would be a ticket rule. We have one that works off the "New" status that is assigned to all new tickets (default). I created a new Ticket layout Custom field called 'IT Group Assigned' - when a new ticket is submitted it is automatically assigned to the 'Helpdesk' group (created Label called Helpdesk and assigned to 3 people) and an email is sent to the folks with the attached Label. Assigning the Group (custom field) and sending the email is done by this rule.

SELECT USER.EMAIL
,HD_TICKET.TITLE
,lpad(HD_TICKET.ID,4,0) as ticknum
,HD_TICKET.ID
,USER1.FULL_NAME
,USER1.USER_NAME
,X.COMMENT
FROM USER,LABEL,USER_LABEL_JT, HD_TICKET, USER AS USER1,(select HD_TICKET.ID,HD_TICKET_CHANGE.COMMENT
from HD_TICKET_CHANGE,HD_TICKET
WHERE HD_TICKET_CHANGE.HD_TICKET_ID = HD_TICKET.ID
AND DESCRIPTION like 'Ticket Created%'
AND (HD_TICKET_ID,TIMESTAMP) IN (
SELECT HD_TICKET_ID,MAX(TIMESTAMP)
FROM HD_TICKET_CHANGE GROUP BY HD_TICKET_ID)) X
WHERE USER.ID = USER_LABEL_JT.USER_ID
AND LABEL.ID = USER_LABEL_JT.LABEL_ID
AND USER1.ID = HD_TICKET.SUBMITTER_ID
AND LABEL.NAME = 'HelpDesk'
and HD_TICKET.ID = X.ID

EMAIL SAYS:

A new ticket has been opened by $full_name

Comment:
$comment

For complete details, see:
http://kbox1100.mysite.com/adminui/ticket?ID=$ticknum

Hope this helps.
Answered 10/13/2011 by: rjobe
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Then the ticket rule should work since it sends mail directly and bypasses the helpdesk mail queue. Make sure you check junk mail filters, etc. You can see the kbox maillog if you download logs and then look for the exim mainlog. It's not available in the UI's log list

As for email from other ticket events that are in the helpdesk mail queue -- check this faq: http://www.kace.com/support/kb/index.php?action=artikel&cat=8&id=829&artlang=en

Also, it might be a misunderstanding on when mail fires. For example, if I submit a ticket in the webui then I will not get an email about my submission.
Answered 10/13/2011 by: GillySpy
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Ahh - okay.

So the query polls every 15 minutes (or a finite period of time) and then pushes the new ticket(s) out via email? I wasn't sure as I had created a custom rule before; wasn't really sure if it worked the right way or not.

--james
Answered 10/13/2011 by: jbowes
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The ticket rule from 613 should be set to run "on ticket save"
Answered 10/13/2011 by: GillySpy
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Hi Gerald.

Sorry to be sticky... Do you mean a role within the Help Desk?

Thanks for your patience.
Answered 10/13/2011 by: jbowes
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That's ok, but I'm really confused now.

Did you create a rule like in faq 613? If so then what are you referring to by mentioning "15 minutes"? There is nothing that should run every 15 minutes.

Do you mean a role within the Help Desk?
I'm not sure how roles got into the discussion. Unless you mean rUles in which case, yes faq 613 is talking about a ticket rule in the helpdesk.
Answered 10/13/2011 by: GillySpy
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Sorry Gerald. I'm not deliberately trying to muddy the situation...

The 15 minutes is how often to run the custom rule though it could on Ticket Save or a couple of others. The roles question comes from the Help Desk configuration while groups, well, I am not sure where they are in the system.

I hope that clears up what I am asking.

--james
Answered 10/13/2011 by: jbowes
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No apology needed, this is easier said than done sometimes.

I would not run any of the rules discussed above on a 15 minute interval. I would run them on ticket save so that the stakeholders get notified right away. This is also what the FAQ recommends.

Roles only affect what access a user has to the tabs (write, read or hidden). A helpdesk owner needs write access to either the heldpesk tab in the admin portal or the user portal. The more important group discussion with helpdesk owners is putting them in labels and then assigning those labels as owners of a queue(s).
Answered 10/13/2011 by: GillySpy
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