The Get File page accesses files previously uploaded from a managed machine. Files can be uploaded to a machine-specific directory on the KServer using the Get File or Get File In Directory Path commands. Clicking the machine ID displays all uploaded files for that machine ID. Click the link underneath a file to display the file or run it.
Note: The files stored on the KServer using the Get File command are machine-specific. Use Manage Files Stored on Server to access files stored on the KServer that are not machine-specific.
Example 1: Checking Large Number of Managed Machines Simultaneously
Get File is designed to support automated checks on a large number of managed machines simultaneously.
Note: If all you want to do is get a file from a managed machine as a one-time event then Remote Control > FTP is the simplest way.
Use Get File in conjunction with an agent procedure to perform some automated task on a set of managed machines. For example, if you have a utility that reads out some information unique to your client computers you can write a procedure to do the following:
Example 2: Comparing Versions of a File
As an option in the Get File agent procedure command, existing copies of uploaded files can be renamed with a
The first time the Get File agent procedure command executes on a managed machine the agent sends
Also as an option, an email alert can be sent when a change in the uploaded file has been detected, compared to the last time the same file was uploaded. The Get File command must have either the Overwrite existing file and send alert if file changed setting or the Save existing version, get file, and send alert if file changed setting selected.
Example 3: Get File Changes Alerts
To perform continuous health checks on managed machines, run the agent procedure on a recurring schedule and activate a Get File Changes alert using Monitor > Alerts - Get Files. The VSA instantly notifies you of any changes to the results.
Troubleshooting Patch Installation Failures
When patch scan processing reports patch installations have failed, a