Triggering a remote action manually

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Triggering a remote action manually

Overview

To manually trigger the execution of a remote action on a device from the Finder, the following conditions must be met:

  • The profile of the user must either:
    • Allow editing of remote actions.
    • Include the remote action in one of its roles.
  • The remote action must:
    • Allow manual triggering.
  • The device must be:
    • A Windows device.
    • Part of the set of devices on which the remote action allows manual triggering.

To quickly identify the remote actions that allow manual triggering, the Finder adds a small hand on top of their characteristic rocket icon in the list of Remote actions in the accordion.

To trigger a remote action from an external product, use the API of remote actions.

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From a list view

To manually trigger the execution of a remote action from the list of results of an investigation on devices or the list view of a device category:

  1. Select a device or a set of devices from the list.
    • Drag the mouse cursor or use the Ctrl or Shift keys to select multiple devices.
    • By default, remote actions can be manually triggered on a single device only. Explicitly enable a remote action to be triggered on multiple devices when creating the remote action.
  2. Right-click your selection.
  3. Choose Remote actions from the menu. A list with the available remote actions shows up.
  4. Click the name of the desired remote action.
    • If you selected multiple devices, a warning message shows up asking for confirmation. Click Yes to proceed.

From the device view

In the device view of the Finder, manually trigger remote actions from:

  • The device icon on the top-left corner of the device view.
  • The links to remote actions in the score tabs.

Manually triggering a remote action from the device icon in the top-left corner of the device view is very similar to triggering a remote action from a list view:

  1. Right-click the device icon.
  2. Choose Remote actions from the menu. A list with the available remote actions shows up.
  3. Click the name of the desired remote action.

To manually trigger a remote action from a score tab in the device view, the score tab must include proper documentation with links to remote actions:

  1. Click the score tab to select it.
  2. Look for an appropriate link to a remote action (a link preceded by a rocket icon) in the documentation of the score.
    • If needed, click a subscore that provides its own documentation. Only documented subscores are clickable.
  3. Click the link to the remote action.

From the Start page

When searching in the Start page in the Finder, a list of devices may show up on the right-hand side of the window as a result of the search. You can directly trigger a remote action on any of the devices that appear in the list of results:

  1. Right-click the name of device.
  2. Choose Remote actions from the menu. A list with the available remote actions shows up.
  3. Click the name of the desired remote action.