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Console Tasks

Updated: April 15, 2013

Applies To: System Center Operations Manager 2007

Console tasks run on the workstation where the Operations Console is running and uses the same credentials as the logged on user. The application that is run by the task must be installed on the workstation.

Console task

Console Task

Console tasks are useful for running administration consoles or other tools that remotely access application components. These will usually be executable programs that run outside the Operations console. $Target variables can be used to provide values of properties on the target object or one of its parents to be included on the command line.

For example, an administration console might require the name of the server that is running the application. The target for the task could be a class based on Windows Computer Role representing the application installation on the server. The task would only be available when an instance of the target class is selected. Because the class is hosted by Windows Computer, the PrincipalName property could be provided on the command line.