How to schedule an action
With the name control, you can load an existing action, or create a new one. If you choose an existing one, its characteristics are loaded. By changing the name of this action, you create a new one with the same characteristics when you click on the Add/Modify button.
Some particular fields
To define when the action will be executed, you must first choose the periodicity:
Type of action
And then you choose an action:
When you specify the name of the file, you can use
If you schedule an action for a remote computer, the path of the file is referenced for th remote computer, in other words if you specified from computer A to save the eventlog of computer B in c:/save/appli.evt, the file appli.evt will be saved on computer B if the c:/save directory exists.
The post command will be run after the execution of the action, for example send a mail thanks to the blat utility.
You can use:
The name of the action is referenced for an object (log, source or category), so you can have the same name for different objects.
Save and load an action
You can save the action data in a file (suffix .act) with the command Save of the File menu for later loading in an other object (command Load of the File menu).
If you use the command Load action of the context menu for a server object or drag and drop an .act file, the action is loaded for the same object (log, source or category) as the original, whereas if you use load it in the schedule window, the data are loaded for the current object.
You can also view the definition of the action as well as load or print it thanks to the context menu of an .act file in the Windows explorer.
To test your actions, you could send the order to the service to execute it immediately thanks to the command Execute now of the action menu. If the service is not started, the order is not saved and you must launch it again after starting the service.
List of the actions
You can get the list of actions by clicking on the button on the toolbar to have the actions that remain to execute today or the button to have all the actions.
You can modify an action by clicking on the first column. You open the schedule window.
The status of the action is updated each 10 s., which explains why a selected action sometimes can loose the focus
An action is executed if the actual day corresponding to the day of the task, and if the time of the task is passed over. Correspondingly, if the is started, all the actions overdue are executed immediately.
You can see the date of the last execution in this window or check the execution of the task in the application eventlog.
You can sort the column by clicking the header of the column. The order is logical, which means: