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  1. Internal way to preserve the checksum of a managed install

    When updating a large .zip for managed installation, the checksum is removed when the file is placed in clientdrop (or when moved to the drop folder). When the installation kicks off, since the checksum of the file does not match the checksum the installation is expecting, the .zip is removed from the target PC. A Kace on-site implementation specialist had a brilliant idea: Use kdeploy -hash <filename> to determine the checksum. Then run a SQL query in the ticketing rules to apply that checksum to your .zip file. Worked perfectly. This could easily be included in the k1000 and would…

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  2. The ability to combine distributions and scripting would allow for better, more simplistic methods of maintaining software compliance.

    The ability to combine distributions and scripting would allow for better, more simplistic methods of maintaining software compliance.

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  3. Show Connected when reviewing status of managed installs

    It would be great when you review managed installs to see why a machine did not install if the Connect icon showed. Connect and push now button would be great.

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  4. Single user based deployment

    We assign installations to user based groups, to keep software persistent when users change machines. Would love to be able to add an individual user to an MI, much like adding a single machine.

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  5. Stage Package Installation on Clients

    When a user has a laptop and primarily works remotely the option to install a package before user logon does not work since the user logs in before a VPN connection is established. This results in some managed installations never installing as the K1000 does not stage packages for installation at a later time on the client. If we could have this feature added that would be helpful in managing the software on remote access clients.

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  6. 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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  7. Add integration with AutoPKG for Mac application deployment ease.

    https://github.com/autopkg/autopkg is a tool for software distribution packages on macOS. It has the ability to notify and pre-package application for re-distribution. Within the tool various output recipes can be built. KACE should build one of these for Managed Installs that would enable the packages to be imported into the K1000 or K2000 as KPKG files.

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  8. Allow script to be entered in Managed Install

    It would be good if you could pick a Kace script to run before or after a Managed Install as part of the actual Managed Install procedure instead of a script being a completely separate section.

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  9. Integrate P2P for transfer of managed installs / file synchronisation / scripts and such.

    Integrate a P2P system (ie private bit torrent) for transfer of all MI/File Synchronisation/Script resources within KACE allowing "zones" and bandwidth control to be setup (i.e. group sites with slow broadband together with lower bandwidth allocation, sites with faster, FttC for example, broadband links using a higher bandwidth allocation).

    We maintain approx 900 stores via private WAN or VPN so are very conscious of bandwidth constraints, ability to seed to large files (for example office installs, or even WIM images),control bandwidth managed through KACE would be very useful for us, especially as this would de-risk rollouts of AV and office…

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  10. process detection for managed installs

    Some applications don't "behave" well if a certain process is running and you attempt to update the application (ex: flash, java, etc). Killing the process before install is not an option, as killing these programs while in use could disrupt their work. In the past, the workaround has been to simply perform the managed install at login instead of "Anytime" but some people refuse to shut down their machines for weeks at a time. It would be incredibly helpful if a process detection option were available for managed installations like there is for the online kscripts, where I can say…

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  11. 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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  12. The ability to distribute .msu files (MS 64 bit update files) would be very handy for times when waiting for a patch deployment is too slow

    .msu files don't seem to be support for manage distribution. If I have a patch (msu id Microsoft's 64 bit patch file extension) that needs to go out, but isn't in the patch list yet, I can try creating a script, but being able to use the managed distribution feature would be much easier

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  13. application/program wizard for one stop package creator

    I would like to see kace created an application/program wizard that can take an EXE or MSI and create a custom installer tailored to the admins preference. Have some basic parameters that you can define like silent install, escalate privileges, name default locations, a way to simplify deployment packages for the Novice admin team. Also it would be nice to create the Label, Distribution,asset name and category of software all in one wizard. This could help a lot of newer users get software deployed easier without all the trial and error. Also it would be beneficial if you could just…

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  14. 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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  16. Managed Installation Tasks

    On the Managed Installations page, I believe it would be beneficial for the Managed Installation Tasks at the bottom to be a table that allows it to be refreshed (and to have the option to change the frequence) so that we can see what the status of the installs are (rather than f5 every few min).

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  17. managed install

    If a new operating system is deployed to a few clients the managed installs (or better the software items) need to be changed to add the OS to them. Since we are using many Custom Inventory Rules and many Managed installs it needs time to update all software items so the new OS is able to get the nessesary software installed and CIR to run. It would be great if this would be possible with a simple command in the software inventory list or labelbased update.

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  18. Grant Run Now permission to users for managed installations without giving Write/Delete permission

    In terms of support, we have some helpdesk employees who have restricted access to the K1000 admin portal. In case a software deployment fails, they should be able to restart the managed installation, which is usually done by selecting the "Run Now" button inside the managed installation. By giving the permission "Write" for managed installation, the users have access to features which they shouldn't be able to use, like i.e. the "Delete" button.

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  19. Bring back history managed distributions

    Bring back the history at the bottom of managed installs.

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  20. Managed Installations - Search

    I think that the search needs improvement. I'd like to be able to search by Execution.

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