6.0 Actions

The Actions panel displays the action sets available for the bundle. Depending on the bundle type, the possible action sets are Distribute, Install, Launch, Repair, Uninstall, Terminate, and Preboot. For example, if you select a Windows bundle, six actions sets (Distribute, Install, Launch, Repair, Uninstall, Terminate) are available. If you select a Preboot bundle, Preboot is the only available action set available.

The Actions tab includes all actions that control what a bundle does. As part of the bundle actions, the content is distributed first, then the installation is run, and finally the application is started. The application can also be verified, uninstalled, and terminated if necessary. Also, certain bundles do not need to be distributed, while others do not need to be installed or started. It all depends on what they will do as well as the actions they contain.

You can choose to modify the action sets. For more information on modifying the action set options, see Section 12.2, Modifying Action Set Options.

The bundle category that you select during bundle creation is listed as an action in the actions page. For example, if you selected the Copy Directory category during the bundle creation, Copy Directory action is listed in the Install tab of the actions page. You can also add an action to any of the available action sets. When you do so, that action is also performed whenever the action set is applicable. For example, when you add an action to the Install action set, that action is performed whenever the bundle is installed.

For information on managing the actions, see Section 12.1, Managing Actions.

To access the action dialog box:

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click the Bundles tab.

  2. Click the underlined link of a bundle in the Name column of the Bundles list.

  3. Click the Actions tab.

  4. Click one of the action set tabs (Distribute, Install, Launch, Repair, Uninstall, Terminate, or Preboot), click the Add drop-down list, then select an available action.

NOTE:It is recommended that you provide an Action Name that clearly explains what the action does. For example, if the action copies an installation file, then instead of the default action name (Install File(s)), you can name the action as Copy <application name> installer. Also, it is recommended that you never use an explicit catalogue name in actions. If an application is to be portable, it is better to refer to %INSTALL_PATH% instead of C:\tmp.

The following sections contain information about the actions you can configure for the Distribute, Install, Launch, Repair, and Terminate action sets.

IMPORTANT:While naming an action, it is recommended that you specify a name that states the action that is being performed. For example, if you have defined an action to install Visual C++ at runtime, then you can name the action as Install Visual C++ Runtime Bundle.

For more information about the actions you can configure for the Preboot action set, see the ZENworks Preboot Services and Imaging Reference.