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CLOUD AND MOBILE

Asset Tracking, Cloud Scripting

& Configuration Backup

KEY FEATURES

Quick links Cloud and Mobile:

Cloud Jobs

Cloud Inventory

Cloud Configuration Backup (CCB)


Cloud Jobs

With FastTrack Cloud Jobs, you have the ability to fully automate the execution of over 1,500 FastTrack commands on any Internet connected Windows system, whether they are connected to an Active Directory server or not.

  • Enabled centralised script management over distributed & disparate networks
  • Run scripts, Outlook Signatures and MSI Files from Cloud portal
  • Enables selective executing of scripts via various conditions
  • No additional infrastructure required

This powerful functionality is ideal for IT Managers that need to manage distributed workforces that do not have a permanent / reliable login back to head office.

In addition to being able to run any FastTrack script you create in FastTracks Script Editor, depending on the type of license, you are also able to distribute Outlook Signatures, or entire MSI files for remote installation also. Scripts can be set to run every day, just once, or at each logon.

Once you have your Cloud Jobs created you may want to ‘filter’ which client receives them. A list of current filtering criteria can be found at the bottom of this page. If there is a filter not listed that you would like, please let us know and we can look into creating it for you.

Private Cloud Jobs (On Premises Solution)

If you have security policy / regulatory issues which prevent your organisation from using cloud services, we can provide you with a special version of Cloud Jobs which can work on your own internal or private cloud infrastructure. This will give you full Cloud Job functionality, just in your own managed environment. Please contact us for more information about Private Cloud Jobs.

Standard Cloud Job filtering criteria

Onsite. Only execute, when the computer is onsite or not. “Onsite” is determined by testing, if the computer can reach the Active Directory at the time of execution.

One computer only. This list is a drop-down list of all computers in your inventory.

Computer type. With this filter, you can select from all, only desktops or only portables.

Computer domain

Computer group. This filter lets you select from all groups that any computer in the inventory is member of in your Active Directory. Clients have cached this information to the cloud, while on the company network.

Computer organisational unit. This filter shows a list of all OUs that any computer in the inventory is located in.

Operating system. This list is a drop-down list of all operating systems in the inventory by its name.

Operating system type. This filter lets you select all, only workstations or only servers.

User group. This filter lets you select from all user groups that users from inventoried computers are member of.

User organisational unit. This filter shows a list of all OUs that any user in the inventory is located in.

City, region and country. This allows you to only execute the job in a certain country for example.


Cloud Inventory

Cloud Inventory is the tracking and auditing component of our cloud-based service that can be set up in minutes, and crucially, requires absolutely no additional infrastructure to set up or maintain.

  • Full Inventory and Asset Management Solution with Geo IP Tracking
  • Enabled via single checkbox via Logon Script Configuration
  • Enables centralised audit of all desktop and server assets
  • Shows hardware, software & AD user details with data export, reporting and filtering

This feature is activated via a single tick box via our existing Login Script functionality or by the deployment of wizard generated & lightweight MSI file out through Active Directory via Group Policies.

Once run, Inventory information is uploaded in encrypted format from executing computers to your FastTrack cloud account. Once logged in you will be able to view and run reports on the following:

Filterable view of all audited computers, Software, Hardware, Administrators and Cloud Jobs (various exports to PDF, XLS, CSV, RTF)

If you ‘zoom in’ to Computer level view, you will immediately notice the asset unique QR code which can be attached to the physical asset to make physical identification / asset reconciliation easier.

Computer name, logged in user name, domain, OU, Computer type, Teamviewer ID System install date, hardware manufacturer, Model, Serial Number FSH version CPU type, Speed, Disk Size, Disk Free, Disk Status, RAM Geographic location city, region and country (link to Google maps) Operating System, Architecture and Service Pack / Build Public IP address, IP Hostname, Private IP, MAC address, network speed Primary monitor resolution and number of monitors.

In the software inventory section, you get a breakdown of what has been installed, version number, install date, size and architecture for each application running on that system.

Any created Cloud Jobs can be viewed (see section on Cloud Jobs for more information on these).

You can also quickly see what Active Directory user and computer groups are associated with the system itself and the user logged into it. Finally it’s possible to write notes, plus add a custom ‘Tag’ to each system for use with Cloud Jobs which can be assigned on Tag membership.


Cloud Configuration Backup (CCB)

  • Can be enabled / disabled through FastTrack Automation studio
  • Provides version controlled configuration backup of many of key FastTrack features
  • Enables review of backed up configurations from outside organisation

Depending on the features you are using in FastTrack Automation Studio, and the status of your product subscription, we include a free configuration backup solution that performs version controlled configuration syncs for the following features:

• Logon Scripts Software Deployment configuration
• Outlook Signature Templates and Media
• Any script built using scripting mode

Version controlled FastTrack CCB enables you to view and download previous versions of configuration files. It also details when changes occurred and who made them. Enable the backup by setting the checkmark. Your license key will automatically determine your account.

These configuration files are stored fully encrypted, plus there is no means to ‘install’ or revert a previous configuration back to your servers, CCB should therefore be thought of as a secure read only configuration archive store.

If you are a consultant working for a customer, or simply out of the office and in need to quickly review a configuration change, the CCB can also be used to easily access current configurations without access to the local network.

The service automatically backs up your FastTrack files when you save and exit the Logon Script Builder, Software Deployment Builder, Signature Designer or close a script in Scripting Mode. The reason the backup starts on close and not every time you save, is simply to avoid hundreds of meaningless intermittent backups before you have your final file. You can manually use the “Backup Now” menu item in any of these modules to manually trigger a backup without closing.

We keep every version you backup for two weeks. After two weeks, we keep the newest version from each day. After one year, we no longer keep backup versions – except of course, if the most recent version of any file is more than one year old.

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