Navigating around and using Tasks is simple:
To illustrate the use of the Tasks page we provide two examples: in the first example a user asks a question to retrieve the currently running processes; in the second an actioner has to respond to an emergency situation by asking to perform an action to stop the Configuration Manager client service.
In this example we'll track down and ask the What are the Tachyon Agent settings? question, as illustrated in the animation shown opposite.
Each question and action has its own Task page which provides information related to the task or action and lets you control how the task is run.
|Name and Description||The title of the task and a description that tells you what the task does.|
This section displays the Duration, Coverage, Filter results, Export data on expiry and Comments parameter settings for the current task. To set these you can use the Parameters section of the page.
|Approximate target||This provides information about the target devices the task will be applied to.|
Ask this question
Perform this action
|This button, named according to whether the task is a question or an action, tells Tachyon to start processing the task.|
This section provides information from the previous times the task was processed.
Beneath these are a set of statistics related to the selected task based on this instruction's previous runs:
This section provides controls for setting the duration and coverage for the task. It also lets you set a filter on the results, specify that you want to export the data and add comments.
As an example of setting parameters on the Task page we'll use the What processes are running? question to filter for occurrences of running the winlogon.exe process and restrict this to a coverage of Tachyon client devices running Windows 10. To speed things up we'll set this to gather responses for 10 minutes and keep those responses for 20 minutes. We'll also select to export the data to a previously defined share with the appropriate permissions and add a suitable comment to the question.
The animation opposite shows the following steps
On the Parameters pane we set:
We then click the Ask this question button to fire the question off to the devices in the coverage.
Here we can see two responses from the two Windows 10 devices in our environment.
We then speed things up in the animation to get to the end of the 10 minutes of data gathering. Complete responses can only be exported once the question has finished data gathering.
We then pick up the results from the \\ACME-TCN01\TachyonResponses share and see the complete output for the two responses we saw earlier.