Automise Feature Matrix

Automise gives system administrators the tools for automating IT processes in corporate Windows environments.

Features included in Automise are detailed below:

Easy to use and powerful GUI
Hierarchical logging to database
Debugging (Watches, Breakpoints, etc)
Integrated ActiveScript
Run projects in IDE or on command line
Schedule projects
Action Studio
Run multiple actions in parallel
Set and change project edit password
Action Studio Features
Develop actions in .NET, VBScript, JScript
Property Page designer
Script editor
Integrated help
Variable Actions
Set Variable
If Variable Defined
Reset Variable to Default
Define Variable
Save Variables to INI file
Load Variables from INI file
Append to Variable
Log Variable Values
Archiver Actions
Create Zip File
Extract Zip File
Pack files with WinRAR [WinRAR]
Create Archive (7z, Zip, Gzip, BZip2, Tar)
Test Archive (7z, Zip, Gzip, BZip2, Tar)
Extract Archive (7z, Zip, Gzip, BZip2, Tar, RAR, RPM, CAB, CPIO, DEB, Split)
Update Archive (7z, Zip, Gzip, BZip2, Tar)
List Archive (7z, Zip, Gzip, BZip2, Tar, RAR, RPM, CAB, CPIO, DEB, Split)
Delete from Archive (7z, Zip, Gzip, BZip2, Tar)
CD/DVD Burning Actions
Create ISO
Burn ISO
Check Ready
File & Directory Actions
File Dependency
Check if File Exists
Create Directory
Delete Directory
Move Directory
Copy Files
Delete Files
Move Files
Set File Attributes
Touch Files
Concatenate Files
Rename File or Directory
Read Text File
Create Text File
Write to Text File
Text Replace
XCopy [MSDN]
Authenticode File
Extract Version Info
Robocopy [Robust File Copy Utility]
Run Robocopy Job
Robocopy Move
Robocopy Mirror
Copy/Move File List
Calculate File CRC32
Calculate File MD5
Beyond Compare [Scooter Software]
Araxis Compare Files [Araxis]
Araxis Compare Folders [Araxis]
GUI Actions
Wait for Window or Control
Perform Mouse Click
Perform Mouse Move
Send Keyboard Input
Set Scrollbar Position
Interactive Actions
Ask Question
Prompt for Variables
Multi Question
Prompt for File or Directory
Prompt for Variables (Enhanced)
Internet Actions
Send Email (SMTP)
Telnet Client
HTTP Get File
WGet (Multiple HTTP Get)
Web Service
Web Service Iterator
Send ICQ Message
Send MSN Message
NNTP News Post
FTP Connect
FTP Upload File
FTP Download File
FTP Change Directory
FTP Change Up Directory
FTP Get Remote Directory
FTP List Directory
FTP Get File Size
FTP Create Directory
FTP Delete Directory
FTP Delete File
FTP Rename File
FTP No-op
FTP Wait for File
FTP Check if Connected
FTP Disconnect
FTP Client (Deprecated)
Iterator Actions
File Contents Iterator
File Iterator
Folder Iterator
List Iterator
Ini File Iterator
WMI Process Iterator
XML Node Iterator
Miscellaneous Actions
Action Group
Export Log File
Save Automise Project
Run Script
Get Date/Time
Text Find
PSTools Actions
PsLogList (List event logs)
PsInfo (View System Information)
PsSuspend (Suspend/Resume Process)
PsGetSID (Security ID Info)
PsFile (List/Close Remote Open Files)
PsKill (Kill Process)
PsList (List Processes)
PsLoggedOn (Logged on users)
PsShutdown (Shutdown computer)
PsService (Service Manager)
String and Path Manipulation Actions
String Trimming
String Casing
String Encryption
String Quoting
String Padding
String Concatenation
Path Manipulation
String Reverse
String SubString
String Replace
String Add Breaks
Windows Administration Actions
Create Share - creates a new network share on the local machine or remote machine
Remove Share
Find Share - can find a share with particular properties, and various behaviour options if share is found or not
Activate Windows
Update Windows
Manage Printer - allows pausing, resuming, printing a test page, setting as default printer, and renaming the specified printer on the local or remote machine
Manage Print Jobs - allows pausing, resuming, changing priorities, and removing print jobs
List Hot Fixes - can list hot fixes to file or variable
Is Hot Fix Installed - queries for a particular hot fix
Empty Recycle Bin - includes logging each file deleted
Is Recycle Bin Empty - can fail if recycle bin is not empty, and can get the list of files and total size taken by the files
System Information

The System Information action can retrieve information from the local or a remote machine. The system information includes: Operating System, Hot Fixes, Installed Applications, Codecs, Processes, Services, Startup Programs, Environment Variables, Processor, BIOS, Memory, Plug and Play Devices, Network Adapters, Network Shares, Video Adapters, Displays, Disk Drives, Partitions and Printers. The selected information can be output to a file or variable.


The Backup action can perform an automated system backup to disk or tape. The action also includes the following backup types:

  • Normal
  • Copy
  • Differencial
  • Incremental, and
  • Daily
XML Actions
Transform XML
Merge XML
Extract XML Fragment
Edit XML File
Validate XML
Delete XML Nodes
Read XML Value to Variable
XML Node Iterator
Create XML Node
Altova DiffDog [Altova]
Database Actions
ADO Execute SQL
ADO Execute Stored Procedure
ADO Dataset Iterator
SQL Server Backup DB
SQL Server Remove Unused Space
SQL Server Check DB
SQL Server Check Catalogue
SQL Server Update DB Statistics
SQL Server Rebuild Indexes
SQL Best Practices Analyzer
SQL Server Restore Database
SQL Server Set Access Mode
Flow Control Actions
ASync Action Group
If .. Then
If Prev Action Failed
While Loop
For Loop
Stop Build
Run Action List
Exit Action List
Include FinalBuilder Project
Raise Exception
Wait for File
Wait for Script Result
Wait for Process
Wait for Variable
Wait for Remote Computer
Wait Until (specific time/day)
Wait for INI File
Wait for Registry
Wait for Command
Wait for File on FTP Site
PDF Actions
PDF Merge Files - merges two PDF files into one
Convert to PDF - converts RTF files to PDF
PDF Insert Text - inserts html formatted text at a X,Y location in a PDF file
Convert PDF - converts a PDF file to HTML, Excel, Bitmap, XHTML, Jpeg, EMF, RTF, Text or TIFF
Image Manipulation Actions
Converting to another format
JPEG lossless transform
Stack/Queue Iterator
The types of image files supported are:
  • JPEG (*.jpg)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif)
  • Tagged Image File Format (*.tiff)
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.png) and
  • Bitmaps (*.bmp)
Registry and INI File Actions
Read INI file
Write INI file
Save Variables to INI File
Load Variables from INI File
PropertySet load from INI File
PropertySet save to INI file
INI file iterator
Wait for INI File
Read Registry Value
Set Registry Value
Delete Registry Value
Export Registry Key
PropertySet load from Registry
PropertySet save to Registry
Wait for Registry
Windows Installer Actions
Windows Installer - Install (allows specifying properties and values)
Windows Installer - Uninstall (by MSI file or application name)
Windows Installer - Reinstall
MSI Update Properties - update properties inside an MSI
MSI Merge - merge and update into the Base MSI
MSI Transform - generate MSI transform files or apply transforms to existing MSI databases
MSI Validation - perform an Internal Consistency Evaluation (ICE) on an MSI database
MSI Generic - modify an existing MSI database file using standard SQL statement against the internal tables
Windows OS Actions
Execute Program
Run DOS Command
Windows Exists
Register DLL/OCX
Subst Drive
Send Net Message
Get Disk Free Space
Close Process
If COM Class Registered
Map Network Drive
Unmap Network Drive
Rasdial VPN / Remote Network Connection
Create Shortcut
Generate new GUID
Control NT Service
Windows Scheduling Actions
Schedule Add
Schedule Delete
Schedule List
WMI Actions
WMI Run Process
WMI Kill Process
WMI Process Info
WMI Process Iterator
Remote Reboot (WMI)
Remote Shutdown (WMI)
COM+ Actions
COM+ Register
COM+ Delete
COM+ Shutdown Application
COM+ Start Application
COM+ Edit Application
.NET Tools Actions
GAC Install
GAC Uninstall
GAC Download Cache
Register assembly in COM
Precompile ASP.NET 2.0 Application
Active Directory Actions
Get Info
Add User(s) to Group
Remove User(s) from Group
Enumerate Group
Edit User Properties
Move Object(s)
Create User
Create Group
Create Object
IIS Actions
Start Website (IIS 5-7)
End Website (IIS 5-7)
Restart Website (IIS 7)
Create Website (IIS 5-7)
Delete Website (IIS 5-7)
Start / Stop / Recycle Application Pool (IIS 7)
Create Application Pool (IIS 6-7)
Delete Application Pool (IIS 6-7)
Create Virtual Directory (IIS 5-7)
Delete Virtual Directory (IIS 5-7)
Create Application (IIS 7)
Delete Application (IIS 7)
Backup IIS Metabase (IIS 5-6)
Restore IIS Metabase (IIS 5-6)
Start WWW Service (IIS 5-6)
Stop WWW Service (IIS 5-6)
Restart WWW Service (IIS 5-6)
Pause Website (IIS 5-6)
Unload IIS Application (IIS 5-6)
Start FTP Service (IIS 6)
Stop FTP Service (IIS 6)
Restart FTP Service (IIS 6)
Start FTP Site (IIS 6)
Stop FTP Site (IIS 6)
Pause FTP Site (IIS 6)
Create FTP Directory (IIS 6)
Delete FTP Directory (IIS 6)
Create FTP Site (IIS 6)
Delete FTP Site (IIS 6)
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) Actions
MSMQ Wait for Message
MSMQ Send Message
MSMQ Create Queue
MSMQ Delete Queue
MSMQ Clear Queue
MSMQ Peek Message
MSMQ Receive Message
NTFS Junction Actions
Mount Volume
Get Mount Points Volume Names
Remove Mount Point
Get Mounted Volume Name
Permanent Remove Mount Point
Clean Old Mount Point Entries
Disable Automatic Mounting
Enable Automatic Mounting
SFTP Actions
SFTP Check If Connected
SFTP Connect
SFTP Copy Remote File
SFTP Create Directory
SFTP Disconnect
SFTP Download File
SFTP Download Files
SFTP List Files
SFTP Query Available Space
SFTP Query Home Directory
SFTP Remove Directory
SFTP Remove File
SFTP Remove Files
SFTP Rename Files
SFTP Upload File
SFTP Upload Files
SFTP Upload Fileset
System Restore Actions
System Restore Enable
System Restore Disable
System Restore Create Restore Point
System Restore perform Restore
System Restore Get Last Restore Status
Restore Get Configuration
System Restore Set Configuration
System Restore List Restore Points
Stack & Queue Actions
Stack/Queue define
Stack/Queue Log Items
Stack/Queue Push Items
Stack/Queue Pop
Stack/Queue Peek
Stack/Queue get Count
Stack/Queue Insert Item
Stack/Queue is Empty
Stack/Queue Clear
Stack/Queue Iterator
EC2 Actions
EC2 Get Instance Properties
EC2 Change Instance States
EC2 Run Instances
EC2 Terminate Instances
EC2 Get Image Properties
EC2 Create Image
EC2 Deregister Image
EC2 Get Volume Properties
EC2 Attach Volume
EC2 Detach Volume
EC2 Create Volume
EC2 Delete Volume
EC2 Get Snapshot Properties
EC2 Create Snapshot
EC2 Delete Snapshot
EC2 Get Availability Zones
FTPS Actions
FTPS Change Directory
FTPS Change Up Directory
FTPS Check If Connected
FTPS Connect
FTPS Create Directory
FTPS Delete File
FTPS Disconnect
FTPS Download File
FTPS Download Files
FTPS Get File Date
FTPS Get File Size
FTPS Get Remote Checksum
FTPS Get Remote Directory
FTPS List Directory
FTPS No-op
FTPS Remove Directory
FTPS Rename File
FTPS Send Command
FTPS Upload Files
VMWare Workstation Actions
VMWare Start Virtual Machine
VMWare Stop Virtual Machine
VMWare Suspend Virtual Machine
VMWare Reset Virtual Machine
VMWare Check Virtual Machine Status
VMWare Create Snapshot
VMWare Revert to Snapshot
VMWare Server Actions
VMWare Server List VMs
VMWare Server Start VM
VMWare Server Stop VM
VMWare Server Reset VM
VMWare Server Suspend VM
VMWare Server Check Virtual Machine Status
VMWare List Virtual Machines
VMWare Change Virtual Machine State
VMWare Snapshot
VMWare Execute Guest Command
Microsoft Virtual Server Actions
Virtual Server List VMs
Virtual Server Start VM
Virtual Server Save VM State
Virtual Server Turn Off VM
Virtual Server Reset VM
Virtual Server Pause VM
Virtual Server Check VM Status