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Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook by Andreas Baumgarten, Samuel Erskine, Steven Beaumont

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Creating looping Runbooks

Looping in a Runbook is an option to wait for a specified condition and repeat an activity until the criteria is met.

In this recipe, we will restart a computer and use an activity to check the status of the computer until it is available again. The final step will be to log the result into the event log.

Getting ready

For this recipe you need a computer that can be restarted. On the nominated computer the Print Spooler should be available and running.

You must create a new Runbook in the Runbook Designer before configuring the activities of the process:

  1. In the Runbook Designer expand the connection to the SCO 2012 server.
  2. Right-click on Runbooks and click on New (you can also right-click on a folder under Runbooks).
  3. Right-click ...

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