How to Auto Assign Tickets to a Group and Not to Contacts Within the Group in CA Service Desk Manager (CA SDM)?

Document ID : KB000018709
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Auto assignment in CA SDM assigns tickets to contacts that have the Available option selected in the contact record. However, you can auto assign incidents/issues/change orders/requests to a group and not to contacts within the group.


To auto assign tickets to the group and not to individual contacts in the group

  1. Verify that your CA SDM installation is at a minimum level of Release 12.6 Cumulative 2 patch.

  2. Open the command prompt on the CA SDM server.

  3. Run the following command:
    pdm_options_mgr -c -s AUTOASG_GROUP_ONLY -v 1 -a pdm_option.inst
    By default, new options that you add to the nx.env file are not saved after you run pdm_configure. You can save the changes permanently by specifying the -t option as follows:
    pdm_options_mgr -c -s AUTOASG_GROUP_ONLY -v 1 -a pdm_option.inst -t
    The commands update the following files in CA SDM with the new option:
    ¦ Windows-NX_ROOT/NX.env and NX_ROOT\pdmconf\nx.env.nt.tpl
    ¦ UNIX/Linux-NX_ROOT/pdmconf/NX.env.tpl

  4. Open the NX.env file in the CA SDM installation folder and search for the variable
    @NX_AUTOASG_GROUP_ONLY=1 (it is located the end of the file).

  5. Open the file nx.env.nt.tpl present under NX_ROOT/pdmconf and search for the
    @NX_AUTOASG_GROUP_ONLY=1 option.

  6. Restart Unicenter ServiceDesk Daemon Server service.
    CA SDM auto assigns the tickets to the group only.