Kace Cron Scheduling
I'm looking to create a schedule to run the 2nd Wednesday of every month. I've tried a couple of variations, and cannot seem to find anything that works. My plan is to have my new patch label deploy to my test lab automatically each month instead of having to change the date to match. Since "Patch Tuesday" never really falls on the same date I was hoping to do this through cron.
I'm testing this today using the 1rst Tuesday of the month. I found a site http://www.cronmaker.com/ that I used to generate this 0 0 8 ? 1/1 TUE#1 *. Which seems to have more fields than needed, and Kace also does not see it as valid. I also plugged it into http://www.dataphyx.com/cronsandbox/ and it saw it as invalid.
I also tried 0 8 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 * 2 which I would have thought would have worked, but it's returning Wed, Thur, Fri dates even though the last digit is set to 2. It's also returning 6/18 & 6/25 which are not in the first seven days of the month.
Can someone who actually knows cron help me out?
It's my understanding that the classic cron format is used and it doesn't have the ability to run a schedule one day (Tuesday) per month. Something like this should have it run every other Tuesday: * 0,1,2,3,4,18,19,20,21,22,23 * * 2/2 Supported functions can be seen on p.210 in the 5.4 admin guide, although the first Monday example is apparently wrong: https://www.kace.com/support/resources/~/media/Files/Support/Documentation/K1000/v54/K1000-Admin-Guide-v54.ashx