First published on TECHNET on Aug 14, 2008
We may run into a situation where we want to execute a console task within OpsMgr based on some condition, like if a file exists, run it otherwise execute another file. Without the If-condition which is not supported by the <Task>, how can we achieve that? Well there is a workaround. Command line has an IF command through which you can do that.
IF [NOT] ERRORLEVEL number command
IF [NOT] string1==string2 command
IF [NOT] EXIST filename command
It also supports
However, for it to work, it has to occur on the same line as the
IF [NOT] EXIST filename (command) ELSE (command)
Adding the IF statement after the CMD.EXE (or %COMSPEC%) will give you much flexibility executing applications based on some criteria, as opposed to directly running the application.
CommandLine>%COMSPEC% /c IF EXIST C:MyFile.exe (C:MyFile.exe) ELSE (C:MyOtherFile.exe)</CommandLine>