System Center Orchestrator 2012 uses runbooks as visual representations of your data center operation procedures. The following table describes the tasks you can accomplish when you use each runbook feature.

Tasks Runbook Features

Learn the runbook building blocks.


Transform string data into meaningful formats.

Data Manipulation

Manage multiple computers.

Using Computer Groups with Runbooks

Match a string to a pattern.

Using Regular Expressions

Check for a value or modify the status of a value.

Using Counters

Schedule runbooks.

Using Schedules

Specify values or manage values.

Creating and Using Variables

Publish data.

Published Data