Summary

How to use the Tachyon Configuration Manager extensions. The Tachyon Configuration Manager extensions are an optional part of the Tachyon Toolkit.

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Stopping and resuming the ConfigMgr Client Service - Tutorial

A quick tutorial on stopping and resuming the ConfigMgr Client Service in response to an emergency.

Tachyon Instruction Runner

How to use the Tachyon Instruction Runner to submit questions and actions from Configuration Manager. The Tachyon Instruction Runner is a right-click tool for the Configuration Manager console which starts a client-based version of the Tachyon web-based Explorer, which is limited to devices in a Collection.

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Options available on the Tachyon menu

Once the Tachyon Configuration Manager extensions have been installed, a 1E Tachyon sub-menu gets added to the context menu for device collections or devices. The following picture shows the Tachyon sub-menu on the context menu for the All Systems device collection.

Most of the menu items, with the exception of the last Instruction Runner, work by getting Tachyon to perform an action where the coverage is set to a list of the FQDN of the Tachyon Tachyon client devices that are members of the selected device collection. The actions must be approved using the Tachyon Explorer before they are performed on the target Tachyon Tachyon client Devices.

There are four sections in the sub-menu, these sections, the menu items and associated Tachyon actions are described in the following table:

Section

Menu item

Tachyon Action

Notes

Configuration Manager Agent emergency stop and resume actions

These options can be used in emergency situations where the Configuration Manager Agent needs to be stopped immediately to prevent certain actions from taking place.

A tutorial showing the stopping and restarting of the ConfigMgr Client Service is provided in Stopping and resuming the ConfigMgr Client Service - Tutorial.

Stop ConfigMgr Client ServiceEmergency shutdown and disable the ConfigMgr client serviceStops and then disables the CcmExec service on the target devices.
Start ConfigMgr Client ServiceRestart and enable the ConfigMgr client service with maximum stagger of 3600Enables and then starts the CcmExec service on the target devices with a random delay between 1 and 3600 seconds.

Configuration Manager Agent actions

These options provide a quick method for immediately invoking each of the Configuration Manager Agent actions via Tachyon, as shown in the following picture:

The one notable exception is that the User Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle is not implemented because this must be run in the context of a specific user.

Application Deployment Evaluation CycleTrigger ConfigMgr client application deployment evaluation cycle with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> seconds

Runs the Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle on the target devices with a random delay of <maxStagger> seconds.

Where <maxStagger> is calculated when the action is selected according to the number of target devices. This is done so that the CM site server will be hit by no more than 10 devices per second.

Discovery Data Collection CycleTrigger ConfigMgr client discovery data collection cycle with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> secondsRuns the Discovery Data Collection Cycle on the target devices with a random delay of <maxStagger> seconds. See Notes for Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle above.
File Collection CycleTrigger ConfigMgr client file collection cycle with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> secondsRuns the File Collection Cycle on the target devices with a random delay of <maxStagger> seconds. See Notes for Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle above.
Hardware Inventory CycleTrigger ConfigMgr client hardware inventory cycle with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> secondsRuns the Hardware Inventory Cycle on the target devices with a random delay of <maxStagger> seconds. See Notes for Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle above.
Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation CycleTrigger ConfigMgr machine policy retrieval & evaluation cycle with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> secondsRuns the Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle on the target devices with a random delay of <maxStagger> seconds. See Notes for Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle above.
Software Inventory CycleTrigger ConfigMgr software inventory cycle with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> secondsRuns the Software Inventory Cycle on the target devices with a random delay of <maxStagger> seconds. See Notes for Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle above.
Software Metering Usage Report CycleTrigger ConfigMgr software metering usage report cycle with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> secondsRuns the Software Metering Usage Report Cycle on the target devices with a random delay of <maxStagger> seconds. See Notes for Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle above.
Software Updates Deployment Evaluation CycleTrigger ConfigMgr software updates deployment evaluation cycle with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> secondsRuns the Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle on the target devices with a random delay of <maxStagger> seconds. See Notes for Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle above.
Software Updates Scan CycleTrigger ConfigMgr software updates scan cycle with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> secondsRuns the Software Updates Scan Cycle on the target devices with a random delay of <maxStagger> seconds. See Notes for Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle above.
Windows Installer Source List Update CycleTrigger ConfigMgr Windows installer source list update cycle with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> secondsRuns the Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle on the target devices with a random delay of <maxStagger> seconds. See Notes for Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle above.

Client Health Check

 

Client Health CheckTrigger ConfigMgr client health check and remediation with maximum stagger of <maxStagger> secondsInvokes Ccmeval.exe on the target devices.

Instruction Runner

See Tachyon Instruction Runner.

Instruction RunnerAny Tachyon instruction from the currently imported product packs can be run using this option, if the user has permission.