New RMM feature: Remotely install applications on any computer with Tasks

At Panorama9, we are continuously adding features to our remote-management platform to make your network-administration life easier. The latest RMM feature is called Tasks. It enables you to install and uninstall software applications on Windows or macOS remotely. Read all about it here.

Installing and uninstalling software applications on Windows or Mac. Normally, this is a tiresome, manual process, but we have turned it into an easy, automated task, saving you quite a lot of minutes in your daily operations.
We call the latest addition to our list of RMM features Tasks. With Tasks, you can instruct network-connected devices (e.g. computers and servers) to install or uninstall applications such as Google Chrome, Adobe Reader, LibreOffice, etc. You can also write a script and have those devices run it. In short, with Tasks, you have the ability to remotely command devices to perform jobs from the comfort of your computer using the Panorama9 Dashboard.

What you can do with Tasks:

  • Instantly install applications or schedule installations for a convenient time
  • Uninstall applications from any device
  • Run scripts (e.g., PowerShell, Batch, Bash, etc.) or define them as a recurring task
  • Wake up offline devices that should receive tasks
  • Integrate with Windows Active Directory groups and select relevant devices that should run a task

How Tasks works

Panorama9 comes with a long list of ready-to-install applications that you can choose from. There’s no need to build or understand the mechanics of .msi, .exe, or .dmg packages. While our application list covers most needs, there will be some situations in which other software must be installed. If you don’t find the application you need, use our powerful scripting feature (shown below).
How to install an app remotely
You configure and schedule a task from the Panorama9 Dashboard. The device you install the software on must have the P9 Agent installed and be network-connected. Besides from that, the options are limitless.

How to uninstall applications using Tasks

You never know what the users may drag in behind the firewalls. But you know who will work overtime, if they install the wrong applications or click the wrong links.
Using Tasks you can browse through the list of software installed on all devices in the network. See anything you don’t like? Just hit the uninstall button and it’s gone.

With Panorama9, you can even proactively scan for unwanted applications and receive a notification if any are discovered next simply click on the software, mark the devices affected and click uninstall to remove the unwanted software.

Uninstalling unwanted software remotely with the new RMM feature, Tasks

Introducing scripting

Tasks also allows you to remotely write scripts in PowerShell, Batch, Bash, Perl, Ruby, or Python and let devices running them. Use scripts to manage device settings, run backup jobs, reclaim wasted disk space, or anything else you can imagine. Our script repository allows you to create a collection of scripts and reuse them again and again.

emotely write scripts in PowerShell, Batch, Bash, Perl, Ruby, or Python

Tasks is available for all Panorama9 clients and is included in Premium users’ subscriptions. We hope you’ll enjoy it and that it will save you precious time as you install the right software in your network. For more details about how to setup Tasks and use our latest RMM feature, please check this article at the Panorama9 Support-site.

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  1. […] That being said, the availability of companies that provide Mac support (in terms of patch deployment and software removal) are few and far between. And the ones that specialize in those services for Macs specifically, are expensive. So what if we told you there was a tool that allowed you to not only deploys updates to computers with Windows OS, but to Macs as well? That’s where Panorama9 comes into play – we call it Tasks. […]

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