make "machine action" buttons also working for other browsers than IE
it would be nice if the machine action buttons also would work with chrome and firefox
This was completed in SMA 9.0 on 8/20/2018
Dean Perlberg commented
I still cannot use the machine actions in MS Edge - should this function correctly or is this something that needs to get corrected. When I try to run the action I get "Alert-Device actions can only be requested from Windows computers that have a connected agent."
Earl Elder commented
is there any update or release ETA? IE crashes 5 - 7 times before we can use the "machine action" button.
I guess 6 years later is better than never...
Wow, hanging with the Dinosaurs. Can I get a floppy disk with that order of K1000?
IE is being phased out and ActiveX is being phased out as well... so why keep this outdated technology?
Are you planning to remove the machine actions or will you pursue a different approach?
These are very useful for us and the fact that we will lose this functionality is a big letdown.
For security reasons?? Pfffft...
AKA - still unable to figure out how to get it working properly after 4 years of user requests.
Jonathan Smith commented
How about completely redesigning this feature:
Allow us to build special scripts (in the scripting tab) that are marked for one-time "run-now" capability; then we could build a script like "reboot", "defrag" etc... and from the Device inventory be able to pick one of these specially designated scripts from a menu to perform a "run-once" on one target machine.
We currently do this at my site but in a round-about way; we create scripts, such as reboot, defrag, install some software, and give the script no schedule; when we find a computer in need of this script; we manually add just that computer to the list of machines and click run-now.
Voting for this as I would actually create more machine actions if they were supported in other browsers. IE does not perform well with KACE and so I tend to use alternative browsers such as Chrome.
To me this is a tool making feature that KACE provides that nobody can use without sacrificing performance within the web console.
I would give this 100 votes if I could! No one on our team currently uses these because we all use Chrome. It is often a pain to switch over to Dameware every time we want to remote to a computer and this would be very helpful.
Jeff Plaza commented
Unisgned ActiveX controls and ActiveX controls not marked safe for scripting are generally UnSat in PCI, HIPA, and High security environments... IE Security Settings for Use with K1000 Machine Actions - https://support.software.dell.com/k1000-systems-management-appliance/kb/111251 are going away. Microsoft is developing and releasing Spartan in mid 2015. Spartan will either become IE11 or be relaunch with a new name. In either case ActiveX gone. Any plan to change this in the next major release? This has been the position of Microsoft since 2011. http://blogs.technet.com/b/fdcc/archive/2011/11/03/enabling-initialize-and-script-activex-controls-not-marked-as-safe-in-any-zone-can-get-you-hurt-bad.aspx Thanks for considering this update.
Mary Scherich commented
See https://support.software.dell.com/k1000/kb/111251 to set up Machine Actions on Chrome via IE Tab extension.
Still would be great to see all browsers use machine actions fluidly.
I spend the majority of my time using Chrome due to performance and know issues with Kace & IE. Having to go to IE just to use the multiple custom device actions I created is a pain.
John Horst commented
I (and my colleagues) have never used machine actions because we primarily use Chrome. I would love to use these actions, but I can't justify all of the deficits IE presents.
Alexandre Porto commented
Please put Device Actions for other Browsers! Use IE just for that? Does not make sense!
Jeffrey J Hoover commented
so in Safari you can pass various URLs and have Safari pass them off to a Help App.
vnc://KACE_HOST_NAME # open built-in Screen Sharing app
ssh://admin@KACE_HOST_NAME # ssh to the remote system
http://KACE_HOST_IP:631/admin # connects to the CUPS interface on the Mac (Printing)
Version 6.0 has taken away the ability for non-IE browsers to even see Machine Actions, much less use them. There are various machine actions that used to work just fine on a Mac using the Safari browser, but those have been taken away with version 6 of the K1000. Please bring them back.
Please add this feature!!
Ben Ogoe commented
Please make this a reality! You can use this as a selling point!
Andrew Hoffman commented
This would be Great!
Jonas M. Hunziker commented
OK, can't post the whole thing here, so head to http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35755676/Readme.txt
Let me know if questions/comments/issues.