Posts Tagged ‘Automation Manager’

RES Workspace Manager – JETCMD Example Use Case

We recently announced the release of our new free Job Execution Tool (JET). If you haven’t had chance to read the announcement yet you can find it here. In this post, I’m going to detail one of the various use cases for JETCMD. This should give you an idea why we developed it in the first place…

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Introducing JETCMD

Complimentary to recently announced Job Execution Tool (JET) there is also a command line version. The purpose of this is tool is slightly different to the GUI version. Whilst the GUI version is all about passing parameters to modules, projects or run books chosen by the end user at run time, JETCMD is all about…

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Introducing the Job Execution Tool (JET)

We’re pleased to announce that we have beta copies of the new RES Automation Manager Job Execution Tool (JET) and Job Execution Tool Command Line (JETCMD) available. The premise of these two new utilities is to overcome a particular shortcoming in the RES Automation Manager product suite; unattended job scheduling. These new tools overcome the…

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Move Machine Based Context Menus to Per User (Part I)

WARNING! This post requires you to edit the registry. Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that might require you to reinstall your operating system. Virtual Engine cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Be sure to back up…

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Automating Citrix Provisioning Server Install with RES AM

Here is a blog post I put together on automating the build of Citrix Provisioning Services using RES Automation Manager 2012. Before we get into the details I thought I’d mention a few resources and solutions I found on the way which helped me out. A big thanks to: Kees Baggerman and Barry Schiffer for…

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Upgrading RES AM Linux Agents

There comes a time when RES Automation Manager Linux agents need upgrading. A typical example is with the GA release of RES HyperDrive. Now that RES Automation Manager 2012 SR1 has been released, there is a newer Linux agent that isn’t (currently) is the RES HyperDrive appliance. If you’re like me, you’ll want to upgrade…

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RES Automation Manager Emergency Patch Management

I previously covered the reasons why you probably wouldn’t use RES Automation Manager for patch management (see here). Max Ranzau (AKA @RESguru) made a great point that you can certainly use Automation Manager to push a patch out individual patches easily. With the release of the Microsoft RDP critical patch MS12-020 and an exploit apparently…

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PVS Image Management

There has been a bit of banter on the Twittersphere about how people manage and document their PVS images. It was suggested (by more than just me ) that RES Automation Manager could be utilised for this task. This post is not a best practice guide as to how to create, update or document your images, rather…

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RES Automation Manager 2012 Global Variables

Unfortunately, this post is a mixture of both good and bad news. In my humble opinion, I feel that RES have missed a trick with their implementation of Global Variables in RES Automation Manager (AM) 2012 and here’s why. In all the furore surrounding the RES AM 2012 release, Global Variables are supposed to herald…

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