Our very own Bruno Saille has written a very cool tool called the Opalis UI generator that lets an Opalis administrator browse graphically through all policies with a custom start activity, pick one of them, and generate one of these two files, or both:
- A XML template that can be used by the Remote Policy Launcher executable – also provided in this package. This single executable adapts its UI to the XML file generated by the Opalis UI Generator
- A Web page that can be used on an IIS server running ASP.NET. The web page is crafted for the chosen policy, also enabling its remote launch
So why might you need to actually trigger those policies from a remote UI? While it is true that most custom start enabled policies would be triggered from other policies at run time, here are a couple usage cases for triggering policies from a UI:
- Provisioning scenarios for machines, etc : the corresponding web UI could be the basis for larger on-demand scenarios
- First level actions for operators working monitoring solutions
For all the details see Bruno's post here.
Note: This is not an officially supported Microsoft tool and as such we make no warranties or guarantees as to it's suitability and offer no support for the tool whatsoever. Any questions should be reported to Bruno on his site here.
J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer
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