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Assignments

Assignments can only be used, if a Empirum API connection is configured and available.

In this list all to the Empirum system corresponding assignments are listed. Selecting an assignment from this list will open up a preview pane to show its current status, attached devices, objects and general information.

To create a new assignment, click Add Assignment.

In order to edit an existing assignment, right-click/select an assignment and choose either Edit from the context menu or Edit from the preview panel.

General

Name specifies the name of the assignment and is mandatory.

Status is currently not used.

Rollout Start is currently not used.

Devices

Here you can see all of the devices that have already been added to the selected assignment.

To add one or more devices, click on Add to open a window that displays all devices available in the Empirum Management System. Note that in this list only devices that are NOT already part of the assignment are listed. Then click either on SAVE or DONE to apply changes.

To remove one or more devices from the assignment, select the devices you want to remove and click on Remove. Then click on SAVE or DONE to apply the changes or CANCEL to discard them.  

Objects

Here you can see all of the objects (software packages) that have already been added to the selected assignment.

To add one or more objects, click on Add to open a window that displays all objects available in the Empirum Management System. Note that in this list only software packages that are NOT already part of the assignment are listed.

To remove one or more objects from the assignment, select the objects you want to remove and click on Remove. Then click on SAVE or DONE to apply changes or CANCEL to discard them.  

If an assignment group with the same name already exists, an error message will appear at the button of the window and the assignment can't be saved.


Status

Clicking on an existing assignment opens a window in which you have the option of making advanced configurations. Give a name and a description of the assignment and select one or more of the following options:

Software configuration via "Pull"

All entries in the installation file SwDepot.ddc will be applied to the assigned software. This will make all the entries in the %ComputerName%.ddc or %UserName%.ddc installation file for the associated software and place them in the directory \Empirum\Configurator\Values\ under MachineValues\<Domain> or UserValues\<Domain>.

Operating system configuration

If the activated computer has been assigned operating system templates, an OS.ini can be created.

This option is not active for the activation of users since operating system templates are only assigned to computers or groups.

PXE (reinstall computer)

The computer starts with the PXE Boot-Image at the next restart automatically.

Further information about Activation / Deactivation you will find here.


Rollout Start

If the status of the assignment is Active you can specify a scheduled rollout (distribution commands). To do this, select Immediately or Planned Rollout Start from the drop-down menu of the section Rollout Start on the right hand side. If you select Planned Rollout Start you can set a date and time in the future.

A rollout of the assigned software packages will not start before the set date and time has arrived and it has no end-date. This is part of the Empirum distribution commands (scheduler).

 

 

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