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Scripting Question


Kace Scriptbng to Push out a MSIEXEC install fails if computer is not switched on (Obviously) but does not run when computer next turned on and checks in.

04/21/2015 1394 views

Hi Guys.

Am new to Dell KAce. We are just starting to use it. Have been testing some offline and online scipts to send out software installs via a MSIexec and a package file.

All works ok if the computer is switched on. IF the computer is not obviously it wont run, But I thought that if the Allow run while disconnected  and Also run once at next device checkin options are selected the scripts would run when the computers next turn on and check in.

IS this correct or is there a problem ?

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  • Is there any particular reason you aren't using managed installs to push software?

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Run on next check-in does exactly that.
It will run one on next check-in NOT when the machine is powered back on.
How often do your agents check-in? If they check-in every 8 hours and the computer was turned off four hours after its last check-in it will inventory four hours after you turn it back on.
This is so that your kbox wont get slammed at 7:55 am, when everyone turns their machines back on in the morning.

*Note - the run on next checking is just set once when you save the script. It doesn't get set again if you "Run" or "Run now".
The allow run while disconnected only applies to scheduled runs it doesn't let the "Run on next check-in" option apply to offline machines if you "run now"
Answered 04/21/2015 by: htomlinson
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