About the ComStore

Datto RMM makes many components and monitoring policies available to all partners. They can be found in an online repository called ComStore, which can be accessed by clicking on the ComStore tab.

Components are as diverse as application installers, third-party integrations, scripts, or even device monitors, while Monitoring policies offer best practices to monitor the most common platforms and applications, such as Exchange, SQL and IIS.

Component categories

Components in the ComStore are grouped into the following categories:

  • Applications - The Applications category contains programs such as web browsers and browser plug-ins, Adobe products, Flash players etc., ready to be pushed out to as many endpoints as required.
  • Integrations - Integrations enable Datto RMM to connect to PSA platforms, such as Autotask PSA.
  • Device Monitors - Device monitors allow you to monitor the state of your devices, e.g. backup, services, processes, antivirus, and more.
  • Extensions - Extensions provide additional functionality, such as Mobile Device Management or Splashtop Remote Screen Sharing.
  • Scripts - This area contains scripts for activities, such as installing uVNC mirror drivers, clearing the print spooler, rebooting the system, and various other useful tools.

To make a component available to yourself or other users in your company, you must first download it from the ComStore. All downloaded components are added to your Component Library that can be accessed by clicking on the Components tab. From there, you can deploy the components to your endpoints.

NOTE  PowerShell components within the ComStore do not support language modes other than the default FullLanguage mode. Should other modes be in effect (for example, ConstrainedLanguage or RestrictedLanguage), components may need to be copied and altered in order to support these modes. For more information about PowerShell language modes, refer to About Language Modes.

Downloader-type components

Downloader-type components run by performing a series of checks on the endpoint and then downloading the latest version of the installer for the program on the fly via the script (whereas normal components attach the installer and execute it directly). If you use a downloader-type component, make sure to whitelist the relevant download URL. For more information, refer to ComStore component and Software Management URLs.

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