The Activity Library

 

Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 - 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 activityDescription
Add AD DS Computer To GroupUse 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 GroupUse 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 activityDescription
DelayUse this activity to introduce a delay between activities in a workflow.
For Each LoopUse this activity to repeat a certain set of activities for a defined number of iterations.
IfElseUse 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.
ParallelUse this activity to fork the sequence of activities into two simultaneous sequences of activities.
Virtual Machine Management activityDescription
Get VMUse this activity to retrieve a list of one or more virtual machine IDs from a System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Library.
Move VMUse this activity to move a virtual machine from the VMM library to a maintenance host.
Shutdown VMUse this activity to shut down the guest operating system on a virtual machine.
Start VMUse this activity to start a stopped or paused virtual machine.
Save State VMUse this activity to save the state of a virtual machine, and then stop the virtual machine.
Script activityDescription
Command ScriptUse this activity to run a command-line script as part of a WF workflow.
VBScript ScriptUse this activity to run a VBScript script as part of a WF workflow.
Windows PowerShell ScriptUse this activity to run a Windows PowerShell script as part of a WF workflow.
Service Manager activityDescription
Create IncidentUse this activity to create and populate a Service Manager incident.
Get IncidentUse this activity to retrieve one or more Service Manager incidents.
Update IncidentUse this activity to save property changes to one Service Manager incident.
Set Activity Status To CompletedUse this activity to update the status of a Service Manager automated activity.

Configuring the Way Activities Manage and Pass Information
How to Add an Activity to a Workflow
How to Remove an Activity from a Workflow
Configuring the Activities Toolbox
Automating IT Processes with Workflows

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