Permissions needed to be able to runTask Chains

KACE added the task chains and the power behind them is pretty big for the ones who know how to correctly use them. I was chatting with an engineer recently and one of them provided me the list of minimum permissions that need to be in place in a role to see and run Task Chains.

Here you have them:


 * Devices= READ






* Patch Management= WRITE


Update as of 11/14/2019  

Some users were noting that they won't be able to see the Save, Run now, etc. I played myself a lot more and got it to work with this. Still without providing full Admin rights to the UI.

See you in my next post!


  • Can anyone confirm this? I discussed this with Kace support and they said the user had to be a Kace Admin to see the Run Now button and from my testing that looks like its the only way. Is there a way to run a task chain against a device without using the Run Now button? - kjenne 4 years ago
    • can they use the schedule area and set it to run a minute or 2 from the current time? - SMal.tmcc 4 years ago
  • They can open the task chain and adjust the schedule but the buttons to Save / Run Now / Duplicate / Delete are missing from anyone that's not a Full System Admin. - kjenne 4 years ago
  • I opened a feature request on this awhile back. https://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82699-sma-k1000/suggestions/38105521-enable-task-chains-to-be-run-from-or-like-scripts - kjenne 4 years ago
  • I also opened a ticket with Kace support, this was their reply.

    I did tried all the combinations possible between the Scripting / Managed Install / Patching Role permissions and the only way the user is able to execute or create a new Task chain is by having write access to each one of those permissions, this is the intended behavior since the user is not only reading but also executing.

    As Ken explained it would be appreciated if you can submit this enhancement request so this can be evaluated to be added into a future release.

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Thank you,
    Carlos McDonald

    support.quest.com - kjenne 4 years ago
    • please review my updated version. I got it to work without full admin rights - RandomITdude24 4 years ago
      • Thanks, that looks like it resoled my issue. Still seems like a run now option like scripting would make this better. Vote here if you agree....
        https://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82699-sma-k1000/suggestions/38105521-enable-task-chains-to-be-run-from-or-like-scripts - kjenne 4 years ago
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