03/14/2019 219 views

I have to deploy 3 of the Autodesk viewers.  They require a reboot between each of the installs or the others will not install successfully.  Can I use Task Chains to install each viewer and reboot after?

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There is no option to add a reboot into a task chain as far as I can see, however, if you think a little laterally you can now add a reboot to a script. So think about using a script that can be created with a reboot and adding that to your task chain, that may just work.

Answered 03/14/2019 by: Hobbsy
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I've created a script that reboots a machine, added it to a task chain and it works really well. You could even have it in there a few times and I think it would work. My KACE system is pretty new, but there was a sample of the script already in the KACE when I received it, I just tweaked it a bit then used it in my task chain.

Answered 03/14/2019 by: psagert
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  • For me, the next step after the reboot doesn't appear to wait until the machine is back up; it just runs immediately, and upon not finding a machine out there (while it's rebooting), fails.

    There doesn't seem to be a way to tell the task chain to wait for the reboot to finish before moving on to the next task.

    (And what's with these narrow field boxes that don't show the whole name of the script?!)
    • I'm also seeing this issue with the reboots, It runs the notify/reboot script but then immediately runs the next task