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Introduction

How to add and configure an external tool.

External tools can be configured for Mobile devices, desktop computers and users. Each catagory has different arguments that can be passed, based on the inventory collected for the relevant category.


  Adding an external tool

  • Go to System Administration

  • In the top menu, click Tools -> External tools

  • Click Add
  • Type in or use the Browse button for executable path and variables
  • Optionally create or select a category
  • Select a type - default is Computer




Tips

  • Categories can be used to group related tools together in a submenu
  • You can type "$" to get fast access to the argument menu
  • Each type has different variables relating to the unit type
  • Use the Clone functionality to quickly add a new external tool based on a previously created tool

 Variables

 Available variables for different unit types

Computer

 Mobile device

 User

Hardware Inventory

Custom Inventory

Computer name

IP address

MAC address

UUID

Serialnumber

FQDN

CMPID

BUID

Hardware Inventory

Custom Inventory

Phone Number

IMEI

Serial Number

UUID

CMPID

BUID

User name

Full Name

Email

Phone Number(Primary Device)

CMPID

BUID

 Import / Export

  • The Import / Export functionality lets you back up your external tools including configurations as a simple file

 Reorder mode

  • Check the Reorder mode chekbox and use the up/down buttons to  organize the look of External tools menu
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