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Running Peer-to-Peer Automation Manager Policies

A peer-to-peer remote execution policy is an Automation Manager Policy that is run on an executing device that is a different computer from the affected target device (or devices).

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Requirements

For Windows 64-bit machines:

  • Both 32-bit and 64-bit Powershell are required.

For executing devices to run Office 365 policies:

  • The device is actively communicating with MSP N-central.
  • The device is configured in Professional License Mode.
  • Microsoft Online Services Sign-in Assistant is installed on the device.
  • Either Microsoft Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell or Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell are installed on the device.

For executing devices to run SSH, Telnet, or Wake On LAN policies:

  • The device is actively communicating with MSP N-central.
  • The device is configured in Professional License Mode.

For all devices that run Automation Manager Policies:

  • The Windows Management Framework Core package (which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote Management 2.0) must be installed on the device.

SaaS Devices

This device class is used as the target for Automation Manager Policies that include Office 365 Automation Objects.

Asset Variables

Asset Variables are used when running Automation Manager Policies that include Wake On LAN, SSH, Telnet, or Office 365 objects and include:

Network Address Passes into an Automation Policy the IP or DNS hostname identified in the Network Address field of the Properties tab of a device.
MAC Address Passes into an Automation Policy the MAC address of the Network Adapter configured with the IP or DNS hostname identified in the Network Address field of the Properties tab of a device.
Device Credentials Username Passes into an Automation Policy the User Name identified in the User Name field of the Properties tab of a device.
Device Credentials Password Passes into an Automation Policy the password that is identified in the Password field of the Properties tab of a device.