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How to Run a Task for a Computer in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

You can run common System Center Essentials 2010 tasks or many common Windows tasks against selected computers in computer groups without leaving the Essentials 2010 console. The runnable tasks include the following:

  • Computer Management

  • Detect software and updates

  • Display account settings

  • Display active connections

  • Display active sessions

  • Display local users

  • Display network shares

  • Display server statistics

  • Display workstation statistics

  • IPConfig

  • List processes

  • List services

  • Remote Desktop

  • Route print

To run a task on selected computers in a computer group

  1. In the Essentials console, click Computers.

  2. Expand Computer Groups.

  3. In the Views pane, select one or more computers.

  4. On the Actions menu, point to Windows Computer Tasks and click that task you want to run.

  5. If you see a task confirmation, add any required parameters or credentials, and confirm the task.

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