Creating a new Job on IT Management Solution


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Client Management Suite


You can create jobs that run multiple tasks or jobs. The two types of jobs are server jobs and client jobs. Server jobs run on Notification Server. Client jobs are deployed to managed computers by a task server. The managed computer then runs the job and reports back to Notification Server.

Jobs can contain multiple tasks, multiple jobs, and multiple conditions, which gives you great flexibility in setting up the job sequence that you need.

This task is a step in the process for sequencing tasks.


Release: 8.5


To create a job:

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Jobs and Tasks.
  2. In the left pane, right-click the folder where you want to create the job, and then click New > Server Job or New > Client Job.
  3. In the right pane, under Jobs / Tasks, configure the job:
Edit the name of the job Click the name text and type the new name.
Create a new task to add to a job
  1. Click New > Task.
  2. In the Create New Task dialog box, in the left pane, select a task.
  3. In the right pane, configure the task.
    1. See Sample tasks, jobs, and scripts provided by Task Management
  4. Click OK.
Add an existing task or job to a job
  1. Click Add Existing.
  2. In the Add Existing Task dialog box, in the left pane, you can search for the tasks or jobs, and then select multiple tasks or jobs to be added simultaneously.
  3. Click OK.

You can use the up and down arrows on the menu to move tasks, jobs, and conditions.

Add a condition to a job
  1. Click New > Condition.
  2. In the Edit Condition dialog box, the rule gives a Where clause that lets you select a task or job, an operation to perform, and a condition for performing the operation on the task or job.
  3. In the first drop-down list, select or enter the task or job and the return code for the condition.
  4. In the second drop-down list, select the operation for the rule to perform.
  5. In the third field, enter the condition.
  6. (Optional) To add more rules, click Add Rule.
  7. Click OK.

You can add one or more tasks or jobs to run as a result of the condition under Else.

Specify the timeout period for the job.
  1. Click Advanced.
  2. In the Task options dialog box, specify the timeout period for the job, and then click OK.


  1. Click Save changes

Additional Information

This information was taken from the online help which you can access via the Help link on page: