SECURITY Refer to COMSTORE in Security Level Details - Permissions
NAVIGATION New UI > Automation > ComStore
Datto RMM makes many components and monitoring policies available to all partners. These components are officially supported, and are produced and tested in-house. The ComStore page displays the online repository of all of the available components. Components can be categorized as application installers, scripts, and device monitors.
You can navigate to the Community Comstore by clicking the Community Comstore button at the top of the page.
The Community ComStore is a repository for Datto RMM components, policies, and scripts. All Datto RMM users are encouraged to share best practices with the Community so that all users can benefit.
Make sure you are familiar with the Community ComStore ground rules before using the site.
IMPORTANT Components shared in the Community ComStore are only supported by the Community.
NOTE To access a full list of ComStore components, refer to List of ComStore components.
At the top of the page, click any of the following categories to filter the list by that component category:
To make a component available to yourself or other users within your account, you must first download it from the ComStore. All downloaded components are added to your Component Library, which can be accessed by navigating to Automation > Components. From there, you can deploy the downloaded components to your endpoints. Refer to Component Library - New UI.
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 run by performing a series of checks on the endpoint and then downloading the latest version of the installer for the program via the script (whereas normal components attach the installer and execute it directly). If you use a downloader-type component, make sure to add the relevant download URL to the allowlist. For more information, refer to ComStore component and Software Management URLs.
At the bottom of the page, the components table displays the following columns:
|Name||The name of the component. To narrow the list, click the Filter Menu icon, enter a term, and click Search. To see the full list, click Reset. Hovering over the name field will show the release notes and version number of the component.|
|Description||The description of the component. To narrow the list, click the Filter Menu icon, enter a term, and click Search. To see the full list, click Reset.|
|Category||The category type of the component. Click the Filter Menu icon and click Applications, or Monitors, or Scripts to filter by the type of component.|
|Published||The date the component was created and published to the ComStore.|
|Last Edited||The date the component was last updated. The most recently edited components will appear at the top of the list.|
|Added||Displays an Add button if the component is not already downloaded to your Component Library. If the component has already been added to the Component Library, the Add button is not displayed. Click the Filter Menu icon and click Yes or No to filter by the status of the components. To see the full list of components, click All.|
The table density is set to Condensed Theme by default. To change it to Relaxed Theme, click the density toggle icon at the top right of the table. The selection will persist across all pages.
The number of results displayed can be specified by selecting the desired number from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the table. This selection will persist the next time the page is accessed.
- Enter a component name in the Name field at the top of the page. Search results will be narrowed as you type. Select the desired component from the list of results.
NOTE The title of a component will indicate the operating system in square brackets. For example, [WIN].
- To display all ComStore components, click x within the search field. This will clear any entered terms and list every available component in alphabetical order.
- Search for and select your component. Refer to Search for a component.
- Click the Add button displayed in the Added column.
- A message will confirm that the component was successfully added to your Component Library. You can access your Component Library by navigating to Automation > Components. Refer to Managing components.
- The component can now be used in jobs and policies. Refer to Jobs overview - New UI and Policies - New UI.
In addition to setting up your own policies, a selection of Monitoring policies is freely available to download from the ComStore. These include best practices to monitor the most common platforms and applications such as Exchange and SQL.
These Monitoring policies aim to provide a best-practice solution for the most typically encountered usage scenarios involving Datto RMM. However, they only serve as guidelines and may require modification depending on device configuration. (For example, ensure that network Monitoring policies are querying the correct SNMP OIDs of your devices.)
We encourage you to try these policies on your own devices to provide a solid, baseline monitoring solution to which your own monitoring can be added. Once added to your account, a policy downloaded from the ComStore becomes a regular Monitoring policy, which can be configured and modified as required. Targets typically must be configured before use.
For more information, refer to the following topics: Download a Monitoring policy (current UI), Download a ComStore policy (New UI), and Best practices for Monitoring policies (general topic that includes detailed information on the criteria monitored in some of the policies).