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  1. smart label security mechanism

    At the moment the Smart Label Function is designed with a "Test" and "Save" - Button. If you want to see, how the amount of clients has been changed, due to the change of your label, you need to click the "Test" Button.

    This is the only possiblity to see if you have done an issue or not.

    Scenario:
    The IT-Supporter is pretty sure that the change he/she made is only a small one and he/she don't need to click the "Test" Button. He/She directly pressed the "Save" Button. Therefore he/she isn't aware about his failure and the Kace starts…

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  2. Provide ability to remove the option to snooze a managed install

    I would like to be able to limit the options a user has when I'm deploying software. Can we get an option to remove a user's snooze ability?

    For instance, if I'm rolling out Office 2019, and I tell my user base you have 2 weeks to complete this install, at the end of the 2 weeks, I should be able to change the default actions on the install to only say Install now; remove snooze completely. It could just be a check box that I can set after a point in time where I'm ready to force the software…

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  3. Managed Installation Notification Message

    How can I modify the configuration file for MI notification message? For example, I would like to add additional button called "Cancel" to the notification messages of MI. Also, the finish button should be replaced with the OK button from initial message.

    SK

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  4. Better Managed installation log and tracking

    Right now one cannot see if a software has been deployed through an MI or has just been detected as installed. I would like to see better logging for managed installations where the admin can see which devices have performed the MI and when. In case of a failed MI, I would like to see the return code or error without having to go to the agent log

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  5. 13 votes
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  6. Ability to have option for distributions to be downloaded to the client and deployed at a later time

    We have many remote users and I would like the ability to push out a distribution and have it staged on a computer in the background with resume on disconnect download options and deployed once the download has completed.

    12 votes
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  7. Inventory automatically taken when any software or update is installed

    It would be extremely beneficial to have any update or software install trigger KACE to take a new inventory.

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  8. Importing inventory into manual labels

    We often target specific computers based upon user or computer name. Lists are provided to us by project teams for targeting during release (since the project team is targeting communications to specific groups of users).

    Whereas manual labels can be assigned to individual inventory records, and; whereas we have we have a defined standard to identify a department based upon computername, and; whereas we could use a process external to KACE to place a breadcrumb on the machine that then gets swept up as custom inventory to identify department, none of these are desirable.

    We'd like the ability to create…

    11 votes
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  9. Include an option for credential input to allow Managed Installs to deploy with elevated/specific permissions.

    Include an option for credential input on the "Managed Installation Detail" window to allow Managed Installs to deploy with elevated/specific permissions.

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  10. Managed Installation minimum version / don't downgrade

    It would be great if a Managed Installation could be told to only install if the software was older than a certain version.
    Eg, Firefox 32 comes out, I have a Managed Install for 31. I have to disable that or if I install 32 on some machines for testing the Kace will downgrade the machine.

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  11. MI that runs a KScript

    Would like to be able to access cool script features (such as 'run as' for adding settings to appdata) from within an MI, and particularly from the self service portal. Would make managing pre-reqs and software with user profiles much easier.

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  12. Search LABEL from middle of string

    Under Managed Install, Scripts, where is need select LABEL, It is not possible search label from middle of string, only way is from beginning of label name.
    Have you plan to improve search of labels?

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  13. Managed Install

    The message alert with Managed Install is confusing and needs to be changed.

    I am currently setting a Managed Install for Internet Explorer 11, and I am only using the Notify "Alert user before run" setting only, and I put a message in to say Internet Explorer 11 will be installed. Please not a reboot will be required after the installation is complete.

    I also selected Timeout "60" minutes, and Action "Install later"

    The ISSUE I see is that the message that pops up for the manage install process is that it starts with
    "Snooze Duration"

    Why is it saying…

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  14. Ability to run a Managed Install from ANY Replication share site

    We are a Global company and our smart labels are based on computer names, not IP Addresses. So when a US employee goes to China and needs an install, the MI is pushed from their "Home" site which is US. Would like to see some smart Routing enabled on the Kbox to know if a machine is not in its Home Office and to then get the Install from the local office instead where they are visiting.

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  15. New Managed Action for Managed Installations: Run Software-Installations before Shutdown like Windows Updates.

    It would be great when i can trigger Installations after User has shutdown his Computer like the Installation from Windows Updates.

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  16. Edit snooze options under managed installs

    I think the ability to edit what snooze times are available under Managed installs would prove very beneficial..

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  17. Software download percentage for Managed installs and file sync

    Show the details of how much data has been synced to a device. We are syncing the 4gb iso for Windows 10 builds. Would like to know what the progress is and when the sync is completed. Same with managed installations- would like to know the status of deploying-downloading and what percent or is it installing the software.

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  18. AutoPKG integration

    AutoPKG (https://github.com/autopkg/autopkg) is a popular automation framework for building software packages for distribution. Recipes that could automatically upload DMG files and associate with the correct software title in the database would allow administrators to easily keep their managed installs up to date with the latest installers.

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  19. Change how the Description column gets its information

    In version 6.0.101863 (and perhaps past versions) the description field of Managed Installations is pulled from the Computer Description field of the computer. While the names of these fields do indeed match up, they are not the same information. It is helpful in the Managed Install to see what OS the specific computer is, but as far as Microsoft is concerned, their description field can be what ever the user wants. Their suggestions are "For Example 'Kitchen Computer' or 'Mary's Computer'". While you can fill in the OS information into that field, it is already being displayed within the Windows…

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  20. Work with Return Codes

    If I have a set of SW to install and all are in the same Label. A software in the middle gives a return code of 3010 (reboot) It should be possible configure what will happening. In this case i will a reboot of the client and after this he should going on with the installation from this point hi was before reboot

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