Patch and Inventory is a pre-built program. It first looks for Wuinstall updates that might be missing. Afterwards, the program checks with an If-loop if there is an update in the MissingUpdate filter which is not yet installed, or if a reboot is necessary. If this is the case, the program makes a reboot in form of a Do-While-loop and installs the missing updates, if less than 3 reboots have been made and necessary updates are missing. If the loop is finished, a reboot is made again and then the hardware and software inventory is displayed.
Full Inventory checks for missing updates and then displays the hardware and software inventory.
Patch and only restart if required asks with an if loop if a reboot is required. If this is the case, a message is displayed saying that an update is required. An update is made 5 minutes after the text. After the loop, missing updates are searched and installed, and the hardware and software inventory are displayed.
Wuinstall Download only downloads programs but does not install them.
Wuinstall downloads updates if they are not already downloaded and installs them afterwards. If the update is already downloaded it will only be installed.
Wuinstall Search searches for missing updates. This information (open updates) is then displayed in the Update Center.
Performs a complete software installation, which was previously created in the Software Center.
Downloads a file via http/https. Possible sources:
Internal web server. e.g., a NAS (Network attached Storage). If your company has multiple sites, variables can be used to refer to local servers per site.
URL external server: for all devices that are external this fallback is used.
Filename after download: Often it happens that the filename contains the version number. In case of a version update, the following workflow would have to be adapted. With the Filename after download option, it is possible to always use the same name for the subsequent workflow.
Download Directory: By default, the file is stored in the working directory of the XEOX agent. This directory will be cleaned up by the agent automatically after the job is finished. Alternatively, any directory can be specified. See: Working Directory (Please create your own KB article).
Authentication: The download can be secured with a user/password.
With Create file it is possible to create and download a file in the web interface of XEOX. It is very useful to create small text files for a software installation without the need of a web server. e.g.:
With execute you can execute a bat or exe file on the client. The file can be:
Executable Directory: Where is the file. In the case of a previous download, "Temporary Work Directory" should be specified here. Otherwise, the location of the EXE/BAT file should be specified.
Current Working Directory: Current Working Directory: For the execute, the working directory of XEOX is always used as the current working directory
Runs a script that was previously created under scripts.
Unzips a zip folder. Optionally a ZIP file can be encrypted additionally with a password. This is helpful if you want to use a public web server as a repository for the software. Supported formats:
Agent Cleanup clears the log, wuinstall and work directory of the agent.
Restarts the agent.
Uninstalls the agent.
The agent will be updated, here you can decide which version you want to install and if you want to have a stable update or a test update.
Hardware Inventory is a list of hardware for the computer. It contains for example:
Reboots the client. You can set the time of the reboot by either specifying how many minutes later the reboot should take place, entering an exact date with time or setting it to random (e.g. to avoid rebooting all devices at the same second a random time should be waited before (=jitter)).
Downloads the list of installed programs from Windows. It is the same list as the menu item "add and remove programs" in Windows.
Uploads the logs of the agent.
With Send Email you can create an email that will be sent out. If you do not enter a recipient, the email will be sent to you.
Sends a message to all logged in users on the client. Useful to announce a reboot.
Allows you to send a message via Slack Messenger.
Allows you to send a message via Teams.
With abort an error message is displayed, and the program is aborted.
Do is for a do-while loop, which means that first an action is executed and then it is checked whether the conditions for the loop are still correct. If they are still correct, then the loop is repeated, otherwise the actions in the job continue to be processed. With do, the loop is always used at least once.
Else is mostly used in combination with an if loop. It indicates that if the other conditions are not true, then the else condition is accessed.
Finish, in contrast to else, is always executed, no matter if if or else is used, if a finish is present, finish is added to the applicable condition.
An if loop is used to check if a condition is true. Íf this is the case, the actions in the loop are processed, otherwise they are simply skipped.
Stops the program for a certain time. You can either choose how many minutes it takes, when it should be over, randomly or with a trigger.
With this function you can add tags to the hardware that is affected by the job.
With this function you can remove tags from the hardware that is affected by the job.
Upload file is used to upload a document from client to the XEOX portal, e.g., a log file. This file can be displayed under "Hardware - Files".