In addition to the Web Portal, tickets can also be created using the Agent or the Agent Browser. This allows end users to submit their support requests, whether the Datto RMM account is using standalone ticketing or is integrated with Autotask PSA. Refer to About tickets.
NOTE Agent ticketing for end users is not currently available if the ConnectWise integration is enabled for the Datto RMM account.
End users can create tickets in the Agent Browser on Windows devices by following these steps:
- Open the Agent Browser by double-clicking the Datto RMM system tray icon.
- Click OK to submit the ticket.
- You will be able to view open tickets on the Tickets tab in the Agent Browser.
NOTE An email notification will be sent to the assigned resource, and the technician can work on the ticket in the Datto RMM Web Portal. Refer to Managing tickets.
NOTE The assigned resource for tickets submitted by end users can be configured in the Datto RMM Web Portal. The selected recipient will receive email notifications of new tickets. The assigned resources can be configured at the account and site level as well. Resources configured at the site level will override any set at the account level. For further information, refer to Assigned Resource for End-User Tickets.
The following requirements must be met in order for end users to create tickets using integrated ticketing:
- The Autotask PSA Integration must be enabled and configured for the account. Refer to Autotask PSA Integration.
- In the site that the end user's device is added to, the Autotask Ticket Integration option must be switched ON in Site Settings, and the device must be synchronized to Autotask PSA. If the option is switched OFF or the device is not synchronized, the end user will not be able to access the Support Request form. For information on how to synchronize devices in the Autotask PSA Integration, refer to Configure device synchronization.
- The end user's device must be targeted by an Agent Policy in which the Take screenshot and request support and/or Request support options are enabled. For more information, refer to Create an Agent policy.
When the above requirements are met, end users can create tickets by following the steps below.
- Open the Support Request form using one of these methods:
|Agent Browser||Open the Agent Browser on your Windows device by double-clicking the Datto RMM system tray icon. Select the Tickets tab and click New Ticket.
|Agent||Right-click the Datto RMM icon in the system tray on a Windows device or click the Datto RMM icon in the menu bar on a macOS device, and select Take screenshot and request support or Request support.
|Desktop shortcut||If you are using a Windows device and the tray icon is hidden, you can create a Gui.exe shortcut to open the Support Request form. Set the shortcut's target to "C:\Program Files (x86)\CentraStage\Gui.exe" /newticket by browsing to and selecting Gui.exe, then adding a space and /newticket. Once the shortcut has been created, you can use it to create a ticket.
NOTE The desktop shortcut can also be created by running the ComStore component Create "New Support Ticket" Shortcut [WIN] on the end user's device. To learn how to download components from the ComStore, refer to Download a component.
NOTE The Support Request form can be branded and configured. Refer to Branding.
NOTE If the end user's Windows operating system is Dutch or French, the Support Request form is translated into Dutch or French, respectively.
- Depending on the Support Request form settings, some fields are marked as mandatory with an asterisk *, while some fields are optional. By default, you can see the following fields:
|Logo||The company logo.|
|Summary of the issue||Enter a short summary of the issue you are experiencing.|
|Tell us about the issue||Provide a more detailed description of the issue so that the support team can have a better understanding.|
|How urgent is your request?||Select one of the following options:
• Not urgent
|Who is impacted?||Select one of the following options:
• Only me
• Don't know
|Your name||Enter your name.|
|Your email||Enter your email address.|
|Your phone number||Enter your phone number.|
|Screenshot||Click Choose File to add a screenshot. A maximum of three images are allowed. Only pictures are allowed as attachments, and each file must not exceed 5 MB.
If you selected the Take screenshot and request support option from the Datto RMM icon, a screenshot is taken of your current screen, saved to your desktop (with the date and time as file name), and added to the Support Request form automatically. When you submit the form, the screenshot is automatically deleted from your desktop. If you close the form without submitting it, the screenshot will not be deleted from your desktop.
NOTE When the Screenshot field in Support Request Branding is configured to be hidden but an Agent policy targets a device that has the Take screenshot and request support option ON, the end user can still take and submit a screenshot. Refer to Branding and Create an Agent policy.
- Click Submit. A dialog box confirms that your support request has been submitted.
- Click the Refresh icon on the Tickets tab in the Agent Browser to see all open tickets.
NOTE Technicians can access tickets from the Datto RMM Web Portal or directly in Autotask PSA and edit them there. For information about the PSA ticket integration, refer to Configure ticket integration. For information about the notes that are automatically added to the PSA ticket when an end user submits the Support Request form, refer to PSA ticket information and notes for end user tickets.
Once an end user has submitted a ticket, the following information is displayed in the Autotask PSA ticket:
- Configuration item: The Datto RMM device must be synchronized to Autotask PSA. Refer to Configure device synchronization. The Configuration Item Insight displays a variety of details about the configuration item. Click on the configuration item name to open the Edit Configuration Item page.
- Contact: The email address provided on the Support Request form is matched against existing contact email addresses in the mapped Autotask PSA company. If a match is found, the contact will be listed in the ticket.
- Title: The PSA ticket title will match the summary that the end user entered on the Support Request form.
- Description: The PSA ticket description will include the end user's name, email address, and phone number. It will also include the urgency, impact, and description of the issue as entered on the Support Request form.
- Ticket attributes: Ticket attributes, such as Monitor Type, Queue, Issue, Sub-Issue, and Work Type are set based on the ticket integration settings. Refer to Configure ticket integration.
- Resource: By default, the PSA ticket is not assigned to a resource.
- Priority: By default, the PSA ticket's priority is set to Medium.
- Screenshot: The end user can choose to attach a screenshot to their support request form. If they do, the screenshot will be added to the PSA ticket.
- Device Change Log: The most recent device change log entries will automatically be added to the ticket.
- Device Snapshot: Outlines metrics such as CPU Usage, Disk Space Usage, Memory Usage, Missing Patches.
- Open Alerts: Shows open alerts for the device and site.
- Alert History: Displays the device's alert history in the last 24 hours/7 days/30 days.
For more information, click the question mark icon in the upper right corner of the Autotask PSA page. You will automatically be directed to the appropriate topic in the Autotask PSA Online Help.
End users can add comments to tickets and close them in the Agent Browser on Windows devices by following these steps:
- Open the Agent Browser by double-clicking the Datto RMM system tray icon.
- Select the Tickets tab.
- Click the pencil icon next to a ticket.
- Add a note and click Submit. A technician will be able to see your note in the Web Portal. Notes added by a technician can also be seen in the Agent Browser.
- Click Close to complete a ticket. It will no longer be visible in the Agent Browser.
Datto RMM technicians or administrators will still be able to access the ticket via the Web Portal.
Once an end user submits a support request, they can no longer edit the ticket from within the Agent Browser. Therefore, best practice is to set up a workflow rule in Autotask PSA to send a confirmation email to the end user once their support request has been received and a ticket has been created in Autotask PSA. The end user can reply to the confirmation email if they want to add notes to the ticket. Technicians will be able to view the added notes in Autotask PSA.
End users can add comments to tickets by following these steps:
- Open the email confirming that your support request has been received and a ticket has been created in Autotask PSA.
- Reply to the email with the notes you wish to add to the ticket.
- Once the reply is sent, the notes will be added to the ticket within Autotask PSA.
- You can check the status of the ticket in the Datto RMM Ticketstab via the Agent Browser, or within the Autotask PSA Client Portal.