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File Management


Updated: May 13, 2016

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

The following table provides a brief description of tasks you can accomplish when using each File Management activity.


File Management Activities

Compress files into zip archives.

Compress File

Copy files from one directory to another.

Copy File

Create new folders.

Create Folder

Decompress files contained in a zip archive file.

Decompress File

Delete files.

Delete File

Delete a folder, sub-folder, or the entire folder tree of a directory.

Delete Folder

Verify that a file exists.

Get File Status

Invoke a runbook when files in folders and sub-folder change.

Monitor File

Invoke a runbook when a folder or files within a folder change.

Monitor Folder

Move a file from one directory to another.

Move File

Move a folder and its sub-folders from one directory to another.

Move Folder

Decrypt a file or an entire folder tree.

PGP Decrypt File

Encrypt a file or an entire folder tree.

PGP Encrypt File

Print text files.

Print File

Rename files.

Rename File


If permissions on the Orchestrator installation path are changed and the activity’s Security Credentials has a custom user account that does not include Read/Execute permissions to ExecutionData.dll on the Runbook server, the activity will fail.

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