SMA (K1000)

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  1. Change the way how i can make manual Provisioning by Hostname

    We have 100 Users an also 100 PC, and then any of this user has 1 or 2 VMs on his PC. I would make the Provisioning by the Hostname with a Placeholder. On example
    Physical PC beginns with: CLVDxxxxxxxx
    Virtual PCs beginns with: VCLVDxxxxxx
    I would now enroll the agent only to the Physical PCs. But in the Target Hostnames its not possible to write CLVD* or something like that.

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      under review  ·  Ken GalvinKen Galvin responded

      Thank you for your suggestion. We encourage others to vote as we use this input for adding and prioritizing features for future release plans.

    • Add TELNET testing to list of DIagnostic Tools

      WHen provisioning to a client, most of the time my clients get SUCCESS on 90 percent of the deployment but then fail with one error or another. Your support site says “Test connectivity to ports 139 and 445 on TARGETPC from the K1000 Appliance. On Windows devices, ports 139 and 445, File and Print Sharing, and Administrator credentials are required only during Agent installation. “
      SYSTEM>SETTINGS>SUPPORT>Diagnostic Utilities> TEST:
      But there is no TELNET option available to use to TEST!!! TELNET needs to be added for PHYSICAL APPLIANCES as the instructions are written for KACE VM’s I believe.

      From: support@software.dell.com […

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      • Need an option to push the new agent by login into System page (example : Ping, RDP)

        It will be more helpful If the team create a new option to provision the agent for single device by opening the device page.

        I have attached the sample screenshot for the same...

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        • Ability to add MSIEXEC switches during agent provisioning

          Hello.

          For differents reasons, we install the K1000 agent with some switches, namely "NOHOOKS=1" or "/qb! /i". But when we use agent provisioning feature (either "Provisioning Schedule Detail" page or "Update Agent Settings" page), we're unable to add these switches, so the installer don't have the behavior we expect.
          It could be interesting to have an "Additionnal Parameters" field like in "Managed Installation Detail" page.

          Regards.

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            under review  ·  Ken GalvinKen Galvin responded

            Thank you for your suggestion. This has been added to the feature request list. We encourage others to vote as we use this input for prioritizing our release plans.

          • More accurate agent provisioning errors

            It would be great if the error messages were more accurate so if I run a agent installation against a subnet the failed error message said "agent already installed" or "no agent found" and that sort of thing. This will allow me to focus on actual problem devices.

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            • External Provisioning

              The ability to provision a machine, for example, by going "Kace_Server"/provision instead of having to create a simple provisioning schedule. You could have the page you landed on ask you for your kace credentials and then only allow specific users in Kace to initiate this process.

              This would be much faster for getting new machines or recently rebuilt machines provisioned instead of waiting for Kace to scan your entire DHCP range for new machines or look-up each machines IP so that you could setup a simple provisioning schedule.

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              • option to deploy all software which is installed on another machine

                an option to select a list of software which is installed on another machine and to deploy this to a new machine

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                • Ability to assign preferred networks for agent installation

                  This could be done by a simple weight rating for preferred subnets. The idea is to give a way to tell the KACE to try to use LAN connection before wireless connections.

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                  • Provisioning machine list

                    Could be improved, currently the IP/Machine list displays all IPs on a single line making it hard to read through if you have many IP addresses.

                    I think that if IP ranges (that are not expanded into single IP addresses) were allowed, and that each IP address / range had it's seperate line, it would be easier to maintain.

                    I have 5500+ devices that we would need to deploy the agent to, many of these devices are swapped out over a period of a month (tills in stores). I would have maintain a scheduled job that scanned whole IP ranges…

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