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The Activity Library

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

The Activity Library in System Center 2012 – Service Manager Authoring Tool provides a number of workflow activities for building basic Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) workflows. Each activity performs a discrete function, such as establishing a loop structure within the workflow, running a script, or creating a Service Manager incident. The Activity Library includes the following types of activities:

The following tables list the default activities that are available with the Authoring Tool:

 

Active Directory activity Description

Add AD DS Computer To Group

Use this activity to add a computer to a security group in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

When you use this activity, make sure that the Service Manager Workflow account has sufficient permissions to modify security groups in AD DS.

Add AD DS User To Group

Use this activity to add a user to a security group in AD DS.

When you use this activity, make sure that the Service Manager Workflow account has sufficient permissions to modify security groups in AD DS.

 

Control Flow activity Description

Delay

Use this activity to introduce a delay between activities in a workflow.

For Each Loop

Use this activity to repeat a certain set of activities for a defined number of iterations.

IfElse

Use this activity to control the sequence of activities within a workflow based on a Boolean (True/False) condition. You can use the outcome of a previous activity (such as a script activity) for the condition.

Parallel

Use this activity to fork the sequence of activities into two simultaneous sequences of activities.

 

Virtual Machine Management activity Description

Get VM

Use this activity to retrieve a list of one or more virtual machine IDs from a System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Library.

Move VM

Use this activity to move a virtual machine from the VMM library to a maintenance host.

Shutdown VM

Use this activity to shut down the guest operating system on a virtual machine.

Start VM

Use this activity to start a stopped or paused virtual machine.

Save State VM

Use this activity to save the state of a virtual machine, and then stop the virtual machine.

 

Script activity Description

Command Script

Use this activity to run a command-line script as part of a WF workflow.

VBScript Script

Use this activity to run a VBScript script as part of a WF workflow.

Windows PowerShell Script

Use this activity to run a Windows PowerShell script as part of a WF workflow.

 

Service Manager activity Description

Create Incident

Use this activity to create and populate a Service Manager incident.

Get Incident

Use this activity to retrieve one or more Service Manager incidents.

Update Incident

Use this activity to save property changes to one Service Manager incident.

Set Activity Status To Completed

Use this activity to update the status of a Service Manager automated activity.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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