How to Create a Runbook Using System Center Orchestrator – For Dummies

Hello  Friends ,  Today we will talk about how  to use System Center Orchestrator to  create Runbooks .

In this post here we will talk about Runbooks and how to create a Sample Runbook.

Lets  first open up Orchestrator and then create a New Folder : Screen Shot below:

System Center Orchestrator
System Center Orchestrator

Once Folder is  clicked , then name it the way you want . I named it Abheek

System Center Orchestrator
System Center Orchestrator

The runbook I am going to create is a  simple runbook which  will  start a service if at all it finds its being in stopped state .

from the right pane , drag and drop  Get Service  status onto the middle pane:



Once this is done , we need to configure the get  service thing:

Just double click it  and then fill in the below information (computer name and the service name)


Once  this is done , drag and drop start  stop service activity  from right pane and link two :


Double click on the arrow between the two activities to get the status of Service and enter below:


Once you  get the status ,  click on start /stop  activity and then click on start:


Thats it . Now you are done


Published by Abheek Dutta

A perennial thrill-seeker with an avid interest in transforming and improving lives around the globe through the wonderful gift of technology, I am the Senior Vice President of Henson Group . My specialties include Leadership, problem-solving, and putting cutting-edge technology (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) in the hands of corporates, startups, and professionals. I have been obsessed with the idea of using technology to solve real-world problems. Having previously worked with global software giants like TCS and IBM, I now usually sit at my office at the World Trade Center, New York and Chandigarh , India. Among my greatest achievements, increasing the revenue of Henson Group by ten-folds in the past two years, remains my favorite along with the fact that Henson Group’s India center has now become ‘a center of excellence’ with its entire technical team being Microsoft certified. On the delivery side, I helped Henson Group attain the prestigious “ Azure Expert MSP Certification “ with Microsoft . Hailing from Jammu, my team has grown from five to 150 employees and associates in just two years. Even during COVID-19 era, our growth has soared while helping corporates, industries and startups to tide over many hurdles and challenges. Henson Group is recently featured at rank 132 in the Inc. 5000 Rating. Skillsets: Cloud Services, Managed Services Provider (MSP), Computers & Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Project management, Leadership , Cyber Security Mr. Dutta manages and monitors the performance of consultants and partners on engagements, communicating with the account executive, project teams, and customers. Works in close collaboration with the Microsoft project manager, providing hands-on project management expertise as required. Mr. Dutta provides direct oversight over the MSP Client Operations team responsible for managing MSP relationships with existing MSP clients and day to day operations of these accounts. Mr. Dutta oversees the Centralized Delivery Team that is responsible for high volume cloud migrations and MSP delivery to current clients. Team consists of over 120+ engineers and project managers.

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