Octopus allows you to add command to the actions area or to the Tools menu to invoke external programs. External commands can be applied with any record types in Octopus: CI, Users, Incidents, SRs, etc.
You can use this function to invoke VBScripts, Batch files, PowerShell scripts or any other program. If you can execute it from a command prompt, you can integrate it to Octopus.
Here are some examples:
- Reboot a computer (CI)
- Open the "C$" folder of a CI
- Start a remote installation on a CI
- Reset the password of a user for a specific system (Microsoft Windows, for example)
- Disable a user in AD
The advantage of this solution is that Octopus transfers the desired parameters into an action. When you configure a command, you can use a syntax to tell Octopus how to execute those parameters.
To configure external commands, go to Tools > Reference Data Management > General > External Commands.
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