Execute Process on Group Workflow

The Demo_ExecuteProcessOnGroup workflow is a predefined workflow which allows you to execute a command (or process) on each client computer that belongs to a specific client group.

This workflow can be manually executed from the CommCell Console and used in many scenarios. For example, you may have a client group composed of SQL Server clients which need an important update or configuration. By using this workflow, you can push a command to all these clients instead of performing the operation individually on each client.

How Does It Work?

This predefined workflow automates the following operations:

  1. Retrieves the client computers from the specified client group.
  2. For each client, the workflow executes the command and collects the results.
  3. Sends an email with the operations results to the user that executed the workflow.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, go to Workflows.
  2. Right-click Demo_ExecuteProcessOnGroup and then click All Tasks > Execute.
  3. Select the workflow engine from the Run workflow on list and enter the value of the following variables in the Value column:
    • For the clientGroup input, select the client group that contains the client computers where you want to run the command.
    • For the processName input, specify the command (or executable file name) to be executed.
    • For the arguments input, specify the options to run the process (if applicable).
    • For the startupPath input, specify the location from where the process will be executed (if applicable).
    • For the impersonateUserName input, specify the name of the user account with sufficient privileges to execute the command (if applicable).
    • For the impersonateUserPassword input, specify the password for the user account.
  4. Click OK.

    You can track the progress of the workflow job from the Job Controller.


Last modified: 1/10/2018 9:36:06 PM