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KACE Product Support Question


Stop a Service, Patch, then Start Service again

08/13/2020 185 views

Is there a way to stop services, patch then start services in order like that all automatically? Right now we run a script on a schedule to stop the services before patching begins, patching occurs, then another script is set to run on a schedule that we assume the patching will be over by.  

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You should be able to add your scripts and patching job into a task chain. The task chain will manage the schedule and ensure tasks complete before starting the next one.

You can find task chains in Distribution on the SMA (I think)

Answered 08/13/2020 by: Hobbsy
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  • Yes, Task Chains was design for this type of use case.
    • A problem is the task doesnt continue after the server reboots. Does the server have to inventory again?
      • If the Service is setup to automatically start and all you are doing is stopping, patching, then starting you should be OK. Your task chain will be stop service, patch, reboot.

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