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Assignments

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

Further information about the distribution options for servers and desktop devices can be found here.

In this list, one or more corresponding assignments can be configured for the selected device. If an new assignment is to be recreated, click on Add Assignment.Once you click on an existing assignment group, an information window opens on the right with all general data, assigned devices and objects. By clicking on Edit or double-clicking on the corresponding assignment group, they can be edited as in a new creation. In the left column of the editing window, the three different configuration options are now displayed:

Assignments Preview Pane

By selecting an assignment, a Preview Pane will open up to show general information to an assignment like it's name, description, status, but also list-views of already added devices and objects (software).

ADding/Editing an Assignment

You can create a new assignment, by clicking on "Add Assignment" in the Assignments general view.

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To edit an assignment, just click on "Edit" in the selected assignments Preview Pane.

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In both cases you will get to the same edit dialog:

 

General

Status is used to set whether the assignment group is activated in the Empirum management system or not.

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  • Setting the status to "Active" will result in the activation of all devices of this specific Assignment Group only.
  • Setting the status to "Inactive" will result in the deactivation of all devices of this specific Assignment Group only.

 

The Distribution Commands correspond to the distribution commands of the Empirum Management Console (EMC).

Install / Update

One or more software assigned to the group will be installed and already installed software will be updated.

Install

One or more software assigned to the group will be installed.

Update

One or more software assigned to the group will be updated.

Uninstall

One or more software assigned to the group will be uninstalled.

 

 

By the option "User can postpone" you can save how often and until when a client can postpone the distribution on his device.

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Rollout Start allows you to set a time for activation. 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).

Known issues with device data:

Silverback devices receive a status (e.g. "Active") only during the initial sync. If the status is changed on Silverback, this change is not transferred to Solutionbuilder.
Silverback last seen data is handled incorrectly. If all systems are on the same time zone: Silverback displays 2h too early and Solutionbuilder displays 2h too late (+4h compared to Silverback).

Displayed times for the same event:
24.07.2018 17:04 iPhone (e.g. lock device executed)
24.07.2018 15:04 Silverback: Last Updated
24.07.2018 19:04 UEM Console: Last Seen
If systems are on different time zones the time offset is different once again.

Empirum clients transfer their last seen timestamp value to Empirum in client-local time without time zone information.
The Empirum Connector does not transfer the last seen field to Solutionbuilder. For Empirum devices the last seen field displays the Last Scan value.

 


Devices

Click Add to open a window that displays all devices in the Empirum management system. From this list you can now select all devices to be added to this assignment. 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.

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