As with many of Metalogix Essentials operations, users may generate a command line script by pressing the Generate Script button (refer to Scripting Reference Guide for additional information). For repetitive operations like backups, the application has been integrated with Windows Task Scheduler (WTS). WTS allows users to run jobs on a schedule, in the background, even if no user is currently logged into the computer.
Once a script is executed, the history will be available in the log viewer. Unless specified in the script all history files will have auto-generated file names as a unique string of numbers. The path to all log files is: C:\Users\[UserName]\Essentials\.metadata\appLog.
To create a new script and load it into Windows Task Scheduler:
1.Press the Generate Script button within any of the Essentials wizards.
2.The Command Line Script window will open, displaying the script for that wizard action. Press Copy to Clipboard.
3.Open Windows Task Scheduler and select the Create Basic Task option in the Actions panel.
4.Give your task a name and a description, click Next.
5.Select when you would like the task to start, click Next.
6.Set a start date and time, and how many days you would like the task to continue for. Click Next.
7.Leave the Action selection as "start program" and click Next.
8.In the Program/Script field, paste the script you copied to the clipboard in step 2. Click Next.
9.On the summary page, click Finish.
This section will demonstrate the steps required to import and export a policy group.
There are several different ways to Import a Policy Group. Here are the basic guidelines for this process:
1.Select a Policy Group and click the Import button located in the ribbon.
Alternatively, you may right click on any Policy Group in the Informant area and select the Import option.
2.On the Import Policy Group screen, select the policy group file you would like to import into the Informant area.
NOTE: Policy Groups are imported in .pack file format.
3.The Policy Group will be imported and displayed under the Policy Groups tab in the Informant area.
There are several different ways to Export a Policy Group. Here are the basic guidelines for this process:
1.Select a Policy Group and click the Export button located in the ribbon.
Alternatively, you may right click on any Policy Group in the Informant area and select the Export option.
2.On Browse for Folder screen, select the folder location that you would like to Export the Policy Group to.
NOTE: Policy Groups are exported in .pack file format.
3.A confirmation dialog will appear after the export is complete. Click OK.