Remote Administration 

Overview

Remote Administration is the ability to connect to remote AutoMate clients in order to deploy and manage tasks on numerous computers across a LAN or the Internet, offering an extremely cost effective way in which automation can be performed within a multi-machine environment. Remote Administration requires at least two separate computers with an AutoMate installation connected on a network using the TCP/IP protocol. One computer must have the Task Administrator running (local computer) and another must have the AutoMate Task Service running (remote computer).

Remote Administration is accomplished when the local Task Administrator establishes a connection with an AutoMate task service (i.e. Runtime component) located remotely. This allows for tasks to be developed within the Premium Edition, and then deployed to remote Runtime licenses (sold separately) for remote management and execution. Once connected, a user can conveniently send tasks onto the remote computer using the Deploy button (illustrated below). The user can also enable or disable remote triggering, configure remote system preferences, edit properties of remote tasks and run tasks manually on the remote computer.

NOTE: Remote Administration is supported in AutoMate Premium edition only. It is not supported in AutoMate Professional edition. With Premium edition, the following remote connections are allowable:

    • Local Premium edition to Remote Premium edition.

    • Local Premium edition to Remote Runtime edition.

 

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Requirements

Ordinarily the AutoMate Task Administrator is used to access the AutoMate task service on the local computer. This occurs as soon as the service starts. With Remote Administration, task services located on other computers can be accessed as well. Requirements for Remote Administration are as follows:

The AutoMate Task Administrator and AutoMate task service are two of several AutoMate components, all working together to act as one cohesive unit. The Task Administrator contains the interface used to create, organize and manage tasks, set preferences, configure trigger events and manually execute tasks. It generally functions as a "front-end" to the task service. The task service is a background application that has no direct user interface and communicates with the Task Administrator and other AutoMate components via TCP/IP, whether remotely or on the local system.

Benefits

Using Remote Administration, a user can manage tasks on remote machines in the same manner as he/she manages tasks on the local machine. All the functionality available for the local machine is available on any other machine as soon as AutoMate connects to it. Once connection is established, tasks can be copied from any connected machine to any other connected machine. In addition, tasks that are created and stored on the local machine can run on remote machines once they are deployed.

Premium & Runtime Editions

Remote Administration is supported in AutoMate Premium edition only. It is not supported in AutoMate Professional edition. Remote connections ideally involves a local AutoMate Premium installation, which includes the Task Administrator interface and remote Runtime installations containing only the AutoMate task service, which quietly resides on remote computers and perform tasks as directed by AutoMate Premium developers. Tasks can be constructed, organized and deployed from one convenient location instead of being spread throughout the organization. Furthermore, licensing Runtimes is more manageable and cost efficient than installing separate full installations of AutoMate on every machine.