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Shopping 6.1

Managing Tachyon Instruction applications

Tachyon Instruction applications are largely handled in the same way as Configuration Manager applications, please refer to Managing Configuration Manager applications for more details.

New Tachyon Instruction applications

The first five screens of the Tachyon Instruction Application Wizard are the same as for the New ConfigMgr/Intune Application wizard:

  1. Welcome

  2. General Details

  3. User Categories

  4. Central or Branch Management

  5. Approval.

After this, a Tachyon instruction details screen is displayed.

Tachyon instruction details

On this screen, you need to select the Tachyon instruction you want to make available using the Instructions drop-down list.


This list is populated with all the action instructions that the proxy Shopping Tachyon user has permissions to. This Tachyon user and its password are configured in the Shopping Console, as described in Enabling Tachyon integration: Set values in the Shopping Console. These settings should have been configured automatically during installation or upgrade of Shopping Central.


Tachyon instructions are either actions or questions, where actions make changes on devices, and normally require approval in Tachyon. Shopping only supports actions, and bypasses the Tachyon approval process. Instead, Shopping Administrators have the choice to configure Tachyon instruction applications with approvals or let Shoppers make a change immediately without approval.

If you or Tachyon administrators prefer to restrict which instructions Shopping administrators can offer, then the choice of which Instruction sets can be restricted using the process described in Enabling Tachyon integration: Managing Tachyon instruction sets. These Instructions sets may contain action and question instructions, but Shopping administrators will only see action instructions.


Depending on the instruction, you will then have to set any associated parameter values (up to 10 parameters are supported by Shopping), using the controls that will appear once the instruction has been selected.

Managing Existing Applications

For existing Shopping Tachyon Instruction applications, the Delivery tab of the application properties dialog shows the Tachyon Instruction properties of the application. The description is the Tachyon Instruction description and is not made visible to end users. If the application requires parameters, you can modify them here.

Shopping for Tachyon Instruction applications

After the Tachyon Instruction application has been created, it can be made available to Shoppers in the same way as any other Shopping application. When a Shopper shops for a Tachyon Instruction application, the experience is just the same as for any other type of application. They can monitor Tachyon Instruction application orders in exactly the same way as any other Shopping order.