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Feature Requests: Notify when online, bundle a package for offline deployment


Inventory: Alert when a computer becomes 'online' (with a sub option for whether they are internal or external). Perhaps this is already possible using other methods, but it would be nice to be able to set (either at an individual computer, or at a collection) to alert (via email or popup) when a computer comes online. Example: I have some road warriors who are rarely in the office, but I need to speak to them about their laptop.

Deploy: Bundle all deployment steps of a package into an EXE or MSI. For laptops that are out the office for weeks at a time, it would be good to be able to bundle up a package and run on a remote machine. Access to run the bundles would have to be via 3rd party tools or psexec.



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  • Alert Solution 1: Be the mountain not the prophet

    Create a Package with a Message Step like:

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    Schedule this package with a Hearbeat trigger and a 15min repeat trigger against a collection with your "road warrior" devices.

    If one comes into the office and online, he gets the message directly on his screen (and repeats every 15min). If he contact the support and the device is fixed, you remove him from the collection.

    Alert Solution 2: Don't trust the prophet

    You can use a Powershell script to send a alert Mail to you, using the same methode:

    Instead the message step, put in a Powershell step with this:

    Send-MailMessage -to "" -from "PDQ Inventory" -Subject "Device is Online!" -body "A Road Warrior Device is Online, please check PDQ Inventory!" -SmtpServer ""

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    Again, use a Heartbeat trigger against a collection with your "road warrior" devices, but maybe not the 15min trigger.

    Alert Solution 3: We are only humans

    Best Solution is a combination of both, send a mail in step 1 and the message in step 2.

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    You get a mail, he gets a Message.... should work!

  • @Christian - Thanks, I like the options! I'll have a play.