Werk #15649: windows_tasks: Display Correct Scheduled Task State

Component Checks & agents
Title windows_tasks: Display Correct Scheduled Task State
Date Jan 15, 2024
Checkmk Edition Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 2.2.0p21 2.3.0b1
Level Trivial Change
Class Bug Fix
Compatibility Incompatible - Manual interaction might be required

Previously, the Scheduled Task State could be N\A, if the Action of a Windows task contained a comma. Moreover, the plugin only supported German or English localization settings for Windows. Finally, with German localization settings disabled scheduled tasks would be discovered (despite what the checkman page claimed). This worked correctly with English localization settings. With this Werk, windows_tasks uses the new PowerShell API to obtain the data. This fixes the aforementioned issues.

Users, whom desire to discover disabled tasks need to configure the new service discovery rule Windows Tasks.

The changes in this Werk are only applicable, if the underlying Windows version supports the PowerShell API. The Windows versions supported by Checkmk 2.2.0 and later all support the required the PowerShell functions. Versions such as Windows 7 does not support the PowerShell API.

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