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One2Many Automation

Execute, manage, and monitor administrative tasks on multiple Windows and Mac computers directly from Central.

What can you achieve with One2Many?

Watch this video on using One2Many:

Who can use this feature? The One2Many feature is available for the following:
Basic/Plus/Premier Subscription Modular Subscription User Permissions
  • Premier
  • Automation
  • Create and Modify One2Many tasks
  • Run One2Many tasks
  • Install or update software
  • Execute a remote command
  • Run a batch file or executable
  • Update registry settings
  • Distribute files
  • Execute complex custom administrative jobs

How does it work? At a glance.

  1. Create a task. Tasks contain the program you want to install, the files you want to distribute, the command you want to run, or the settings you want to push. Create and save multiple tasks. You can then run them according to a specific plan. Each task can be associated with multiple plans. Sample tasks: Install Adobe Reader or Run Virus Scanner.
  2. Create a plan. Plans define the computers that will receive the task and tell the task how and when to run. Each plan can only be associated with one task. Sample plans: All Servers in Building 7 or Windows 8.1 Desktops.
  3. Run the plan. Either run the plan immediately or according to a schedule.
Tip: You can also automatically run One2Many tasks in response to triggered alerts (also known as self-healing alerts). For details, see How to Create Alert Rules in an Alert Package.
Example: Sample Task/Plan combination

Your goal is to distribute a new virus scan software to the sales team's Windows hosts. You want this to happen on December 14 at 21:00.

  • First, you create a task called "Install Virus Scan Software" and include the relevant .msi file as a resource.
  • Next, you create a plan called "Sales PCs Dec14 21:00" that includes all computers in the group "Sales PCs" and schedules the task to run on December 14 at 21:00.
  • When creating the plan, you ensure that the task "Install Virus Scan Software" is assigned to the plan. Otherwise the plan won't know what to do.

Is there a limit to One2Many (O2M) plans & tasks per former subscription?

The default quota for One2Many is 1GB/task and 3GB/account. For example, you can run three 1GB tasks or 255 11.7MB tasks.

The maximum number of plans is 255/account.

To change these limits, contact your account representative or the GoTo Sales team.

Remember: One2Many is available to former Central Premier subscribers and current Base plan plus Automation module subscribers.

Where can I find scripts for One2Many

Visit the community thread for a list of approved scripts to be used with Central (One2Many) and Central.

Community script thread

Note: The GoTo support team is unable to provide detailed assistance or troubleshooting for scripts.

Host-side requirements

Make sure your hosts are running the latest version of the host software.

Client-side requirements

One2Many uses two-step verification, even if you switch this security feature off.

Article last updated: 18 November, 2022