The command ntgetdate is missing from CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys Edition) 11.3

Document ID : KB000050386
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

The command ntgetdate is missing from CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys Edition) 11.3

In prior releases of AutoSys, such as 4.5 and 11.0, when AutoSys was run in AUTOTESTMODE the scheduler would run ntgetdate on Windows remote agents and /bin/date on UNIX and LINUX remote agents instead of the actual command in the job definitions.

Some customers made use of the ntgetdate command as a way to run simple test jobs on Windows agents.

Solution:

Starting in CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys Edition) 11.3 the ntgetdate command has been replaced with as_test. The as_test command will be run instead of a user's command on Windows, UNIX and Linux machines.

NOTE: The above only applies to command jobs.

For more details on AUTOTESTMODE and as_test please refer to the manuals:
CA Workload Automation AE Administrator Guide r11.3 and CA Workload Automation AE Reference Guide r11.3