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Check Schedule

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Check schedule activity verifies that a runbook is allowed to run at the current time according to the permitted times or interval configured in a schedule. To use this activity, you can create a schedule and configure the permitted times, denied times, or interval at which the runbook can run. Then you can insert the activity into a runbook following a Monitor Date/Time activity and configure it to check the schedule to verify whether a runbook is allowed to run at the current time. You can also use the Check Schedule activity in a runbook that monitors systems for availability. If a problem is encountered, the Check Schedule activity can verify whether the current time is during business hours, or in or out of a maintenance window.

Configuring the Check Schedule Activity

Use the following information to configure the Check Schedule activity.

To configure the Check Schedule activity

  1. From the Activity pane, drag a Check Schedule activity to the runbook.

  2. Double-click the Check Schedule activity icon to open the Properties dialog box.

  3. Select the Details tab, and next to the Schedule Template box, click the ellipsis (...) button and in the Select a Schedule dialog box, select the Schedule that you want to verify.

Published Data

The following table lists published data items.


Item Description

Conforms to schedule

Determines whether the current time is within the schedule specified. This value can be either True or False.

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