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Scheduling Tasks

Each of the available remote actions can be executed immediately or scheduled for execution. To schedule a new remote task go to the Calendar view, right click the Scheduling area and select New Task... from the pop-up menu. The wizard will appear on the screen. Pic 1 Select task type from Type drop-down list, specify the task name, select start time for the task or configure task recurrence, using Recurrence... button. Optionally you can add a comment and description if required.

Specifying common task information

Pic 1. Specifying common task information

For all task types, except Wake On LAN, and Unlock Devices, the next page of the wizard allows you to configure the type specific options for the task, e. g. if the action chosen is Shutdown, on the next page you are proposed to specify action timeout, if the notification message is shown during the timeout, notification message itself, if the currently logged on user on the remote Machine can abort the shut down process and if the applications should be forced to close. Pic 2

Specifying Shutdown action configuration

Pic 2. Specifying Shutdown action configuration

For the Wake On LAN task the first page provides you with a brief information on the requirements that should be met for the Wake-on-LAN to succeed.

On the next step of the wizard you can choose the Machines the task should work with. Pic 3 You can choose between the Machines available in the Network Browser and Custom Grouping.

Selecting Machines to be operated

Pic 3. Choosing the scope of operable Machines

After the Machines are chosen you can press Next to override common notifications configuration, or press Finish to schedule the task. When Finish the new task is scheduled regarding the configuration specified during scheduling process. Pic 4

The new task Scheduled

Pic 4. The new task Scheduled

A scheduled task is executed automatically when its start time comes. Remote Shutdown stores the results for all runs of such a task, and you can review all of them in the Task Execution Results view.