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In System Center Essentials 2010, you can run predefined tasks that are included in your imported Management Packs or you can create your own tasks. Tasks are accessible under the Management Pack Objects node in the Authoring area of the Essentials console. When you create a task, you can choose to create an agent task or a console task. Agent tasks can run remotely on an agent or a Management Server, while console tasks can run only on the local computer. In Essentials 2010, you can have a batch file or script run as a task remotely or locally, but if the task is generated by an alert or an event, it can only be run locally.

Following is a list of the task types that you can create.

Command line

Runs a batch file or starts an application on an agent or Management Server. This task can be run locally or remotely.
Run a script

Runs a script on an agent or Management Server.
Alert command line

Runs a task automatically when a specified alert or alerts are generated. Specify the alert by using the Parameters drop-down list in the Command Line wizard page of the Create Task Wizard. This task can only be run locally.
Event command line

Runs a task automatically when a specified event or events are generated. Specify the event by using the Parameters drop-down list in the Command Line wizard page of the Create Task Wizard. This task can only be run locally.

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