Werk #11369: windows_tasks: Make check plugin configurable & improve output

Component Checks & Agents
Title windows_tasks: Make check plugin configurable & improve output
Date Oct 26, 2020
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 2.0.0b1
Level Trivial Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

This werk enhances the check plugin windows_tasks. This plugin can now handle all of the exit codes of Windows tasks specified under https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/taskschd/task-scheduler-error-and-success-constants. Previously, the check plugin could only handle some of these exit codes and went CRIT if it encountered an unknown exit code. Furthermore, the check plugin now discovers any task which is not disabled. Previously, only tasks in the state "Enabled" were discovered.

Moreover, the check plugin is now user-configurable via the new ruleset "Windows Tasks". Here, users can modify the default mapping of exit codes to monitoring states used by the check and users can also change the text produced by the check plugin for a given exit code. Finally, users can also change the monitoring state for tasks which are not enabled (the default monitoring state in such cases used to be CRIT, it is now WARN).

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