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SMP - ASDK - 8.5 RU3 

10-23-2019 11:57 AM

With the release of ITMS 8.5 RU3 there were some new Web Service methods added to the following:

Feature Description
Enhancements of the Symantec Administrator Software Development Kit (ASDK) application programming interface (API).

The Symantec ASDK provides APIs that you can use to automate and customize the Symantec Management Platform. You can call APIs through Web services, COM, and the Windows command line (CLI). In 8.5 RU3, the following new API methods for interfacing with Task Management are introduced:

■ CreateClientJob
■ CreateServerJob
■ AddTaskFirstToJob
■ AddTaskLastToJob
■ CreateJobCondition
■ AddJobConditionRules
■ AddTaskToJobConditionThenGroup
■ AddTaskToJobConditionElseGroup
■ RemoveJobCondition
■ RemoveNodeFromJob
■ RemoveAllNodesFromJob
■ ConfirmJobChanges

For more information, see the Symantec ASDK Help at

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Symantec\ASDK
Enhancements of Patch Management Workflow Web Service application programming interface (API).

Patch Management Workflow Web Service is installed with Patch Management Solution. The service contains API that accesses the functionality of Notification Server (NS) and lets you perform various patch management actions.

You can access the service at

http://localhost/Altiris/patchmanagementcore/patchworkflowsvc.asmx

In 8.5 RU3, the following enhancements are introduced:

■ HTML Help page The page includes list of available methods, detailed method descriptions, and usage examples for some methods. You can access the page at

http://localhost/Altiris/patchmanagementcore/patchworkflowsvc.html

■ New API methods:

- CreateWindowsUpdateAssessmentTask
- CreateWindowsUpdateInstallationTask
- EditWindowsUpdateAssessmentTask
- EditWindowsUpdateInstallationTask

For more information, see the knowledge base article DOC11543.

 

Task Management Service

  • CreateClientJob
  • CreateServerJob
  • AddTaskFirstToJob
  • AddTaskLastToJob
  • CreateJobCondition
  • AddJobConditionRules
  • AddTaskToJobConditionThenGroup
  • AddTaskToJobConditionElseGroup
  • RemoveJobCondition
  • RemoveNodeFromJob
  • RemoveAllNodesFromJob
  • ConfirmJobChanges

 

Patch Management Service

  • CreateWindowsUpdateAssessmentTask
  • CreateWindowsUpdateInstallationTask
  • EditWindowsUpdateAssessmentTask
  • EditWindowsUpdateInstallationTask

You may want to update the Zero Day Patch Workflow Workflow to leverage these new methods:

Workflow Template - Zero Day Patch
https://www.symantec.com/connect/videos/workflow-template-zero-day-patch

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Documentation

Symantec™ IT Management Suite 8.5 RU3 Release Notes
https://support.symantec.com/us/en/article.doc11603.html
doc11603

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