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MessageStats 7.6 - Report Pack for Lotus & IBM Notes User Guide

About the Lotus and IBM Notes Report Pack Preparing for Installation Configuring the Report Pack Database Management Setting Task Default Properties Creating Gathering Tasks Using the Reports Console Lotus and IBM Notes Report Descriptions Report Filter Definitions

Available Options for Task Execution Servers

When you right-click a task execution server, the following options are available

Set as Default

Allows you to set the default task execution server that is used when you create new gathering tasks.

Remove Server

Removes the task execution server from the console.

Refresh

Allows you to refresh the console navigation treeview.

Properties

Allows you to set the properties for the selected task execution server. For more information, see the MessageStats Administrator Guide.

Help

Opens the online help. The online help and the MMC online help are available from the same system.

Managing Tasks

The Tasks node contains a list of all the tasks that you have configured and you can expand each task to show the individual gatherings that are included in the task. If you right-click the Tasks node, you can set properties for all tasks.

If you expand the Tasks node, you can view existing tasks and make changes to the individual tasks.

 

The tasks that appear in the Summary view provide the following information:

Name

Displays the name assigned to the task. To change the name, you can open the Task Properties dialog box and change the task name on the first page.

Credentials

Displays the credentials used to run the task. If you need to change the credentials, you can open the Task Properties dialog box and edit the Task Credentials page.

Schedule

Indicates the schedule frequency set for the task. To change the schedule, you can open the Task Properties dialog box and edit the Task Schedule page.

Next Occurrence

Indicates the next time the task will run. This information is based on the Task interval information you set on the Task Schedule page.

Description

Displays the description of the task as it appears on the Task Properties dialog box.

Progress

Displays a progress percentage and progress bar to represent all the constituent activities of the Task.

Available Options for Tasks

If you right-click a task in the navigation tree or the Task Summary view, you can perform several actions:

The following table describes the options:

Cancel

Cancels the task (or component tasks) that are not complete. If you cancel a task, component tasks in progress finish and all pending tasks are cancelled.

Delete

Deletes the task from the Task list.

Properties

Opens the Properties dialog box for the selected task. For information about individual task properties, see the chapters about Default Gatherings and Extending Default Gatherings.

Run Now

Allows you to start the task immediately.

Run Now with Override

If a task has run successfully, built-in gathering rules prevent a task from regathering information in the same (UTC) day. This option allows you to force a task to rerun and regather information when it has already completed successfully the same day.

New Window from Here

Opens a secondary window. This option is an MMC default.

Refresh

Allows you to refresh the console view.

Help

Opens the online help. The online help and the MMC online help are available from the same system, depending on the node selected in the treeview.

Expanding Tasks in the Task Activity View

When you select a task in the treeview, it appears in the Task Summary view in the right pane. You can expand the task to view the task status and related information in the Task Activity view.

The following table describes the information available for the task activities.

Description

This column describes the tasks. For gathering tasks that comprise many component tasks, the Description column lists each component task, as well as any other associated task activities.

Source

This column indicates the server against which the task is running.

Status

This column indicates whether the task is Pending, Active, Finished, Pending Retry, Unknown, or Failed. It also shows a status icon beside the Description. For information about the status icons, see Status Icons .

Progress

This column contains a progress percentage and an associated progress bar. The progress bar indicates the progress of the task, including all associated task activities.

Waiting For

This column indicates the gathering task that must be completed before this task can begin. For information about gathering task dependencies, see Gathering Task Dependencies .

Start Time

This column indicates the date and time when the task started.

Finish Time

This column indicates the date and time when the task finished.

Duration

This column indicates the length of time taken to complete the task.

Execution Server

This column indicates the server that ran the task.

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