Use the Event Action wizard to create event actions that perform actions on a device when certain conditions are met. Use these event actions to control when a device action happens.

To create an event action:

  1. Navigate to Devices > Staging & Provisioning > Components > Event Actions and select Add Event Actions. This launches the Events Action wizard.
  2. Select your device platform. The available conditions and actions for the platform display.
  3. Select Next.
  4. Complete the Details settings.

    Settings Descriptions
    Name Enter a name for the event action. The name cannot be longer than 255 characters.
    Description Enter a short description for the event action.
    Managed By Select the organization group that can edit the event action.
  5. Select a Condition to trigger the device action.

    You can select a previously created condition or create a new one. To create a new condition, select Create Condition from the drop-down menu. For more information, see Create a Condition.

    You can select multiple conditions, but only one condition of each type can be selected.

    • Adapter – Choose which network adapters to allow/disallow.
    • Battery – Choose to take action(s) for specified battery limit(s).
    • Connectivity – Choose to take action(s) when connectivity requirements are met.
    • Memory – Choose to take action(s) when the available memory of the device is lower than a specific limit.
    • Time – Schedule your actions to take place on certain dates, days of the week, and within time-slots.
  6. Select Next.
  7. Select an Action to perform. The actions available depend on the device platform.

    Action Description
    Copy Files Copy files from one location to another on the device.
    Create Folder Create a new folder on the device.
    Delete Files Delete folders from the device.
    Install Install files on the device. You must use the Run manifest action to install files or applications. This is accomplished using command lines. Supports the following file types:

    Windows Rugged: .reg, .cab, and .xml.

    Move Files Move files from one location to another on the device.
    Remove Folder Remove a folder from the device.

    Rename File

    Rename a file located on the device.
    Rename Folder Rename a folder located in the device.

    Run command lines and arguments on the device.

    If you want to install executable files (EXE), then you must use the Run manifest action on Windows Rugged devices. This is accomplished using command lines. The Run command must use the syntax of "\[full file path]". For example, \program files\program.exe.

    Terminate End a process or application running on the device.

    Uninstall a program or application on the device. You must enter the application name.

    The application name must match the name that appears in the Uninstall menu in the Control Panel.


    The Uninstall Manifest is for deleting files when a product is removed. If you remove a product from a device, any files installed remain on the device until uninstalled using an Uninstall Manifest.

    Warm Boot Restart the device.
    Device Check-In Command the AirWatch Agent to check in with the AirWatch Console for updates.
    Send Sample Data Send the device data sample to the AirWatch Console.
  8. Select Update to add the action to the event action. You can add additional actions to the event action.
  9. Select Next.
  10. Review the Summary and select Save.

To push event actions to devices, add them as a component to a product. For more information, see Create a Product.