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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. We have both K1000 and K2000, the issue is being able to run MI directly from taskchain

    We have both K1000 and K2000, the issue is being able to run MI directly from taskchain. The issue is I need several different taskchains, for new images, number of departments and groups. Each with a different software requirements.
    Causing additional work, making four different places for us to manage, MI, Scripts, Task Chain and imaging server with its own type of MI and Scripting..

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  6. Fujitsu PC Support

    We have Dell and Fujitsu HW. It would be helpfull, if K1000 supports the Fujitsu HW more. Especially driver- and OS- Installation is to be done in other steps than with the Dell HW. The Dell Integration is very good. If the Fujitsu Integration would be on the same level, our work would be done easier...

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  7. Add installation verification to Managed Installations

    We use Managed Installations to deploy software to users, including company-wide distribution. Right now, if I were to disable and turn it back on, it will re-distribute to ALL Users instead of just users that do not yet have the software.

    Installation verification is already available in Scripting, please add it to Managed Installs!!!

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  8. Show the Default Installation

    Show the command line for the default install that will run that way you can tweak it if necessary in the Override default installation. What is the "Default installation" if there is a zip file? run all bat files in the zip? or just the 1st one? or Install.bat or setup.bat?

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  9. Native Powershell Integration for Managed Installs

    It would be great if powershell was an option for the specified command for a Managed Install.

    Currently i have a powershell wrapper used to deploy software, which for myriad reasons i must do with an MI, and not a kscript (online OR offline).

    right now i have to use a .bat file to invoke the powershell script, but i'm losing the ability to handle a number of optional parameters because KACE doesn't have this support.

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  10. Managed Install warning is worded incorrectly

    When removing all labels/devices from a managed installed, a warning appears with "You have not limited this distribution to any labels or devices. Are you sure you want to deploy to all devices?" with the option to choose Yes or No. Choosing Yes does not push the install to all devices as the warning box seems to indicate it will. The install will not push to any devices.

    My thought is no warning or a warning "you have chosen not to install to any machines" or something similar.

    See case 3260078 for more details if needed.

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  11. file sync

    We were trying to deploy standard office templates to all our users to their roaming profile folder. (e.g.C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\PowerPoint)

    If the File Sync works on all user profiles with the %username% on a computer It will sync seamlessly.

    I was able to achieve the same using script but the file not reach on a computer if it was offline.

    I like to perform the same via FileSync for better management.

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  13. When deploying MI's, allow a predefined log file that includes target machines

    When targeting machine names, instead on naming one by one, why not include an option for a log file that has the target machines in it?
    The way it is now, these targeted machines need to be added to a label, then added to the MI.

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  14. Implement software templates out of the box for managed installs

    Add the ability for the SMA to automatically reach out to vendors websites to download software at the click of a button to make managing your software repository easier for the initial installs instead of adding software manually for each software title.

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  15. Managed Installations - Status

    I'd also like to better bulk edit for status. Currently you can enable/disable this changes the execution to either "Disabled" or "Anytime" I'd like to be able to choose any of the execution options.

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  16. Managed Installations - Search

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

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  17. 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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  18. Bring back history managed distributions

    Bring back the history at the bottom of managed installs.

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  19. Allow device exclusion from Managed Install

    When you check "All Devices" for a Managed Install, it would be nice if you could exclude certain devices.

    For example, we have users which use Adobe Pro, however Adobe Reader is a managed install which will deploy to every computer as every user needs it. However, it overrides Adobe Pro as the default PDF application. So being able to exclude our users which use Adobe Pro would be a nice feature.

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  20. Use separate credentials for downloading and installing applications from an alternate location

    The current setup allows you to specify what credentials to use to download an installation package from an alternate location. This is helpful for downloading the packages, however, KACE then uses those credentials to attempt to install the package.

    The issue is least privileged access. I could easily have a user account setup to only have access to read files on a file share, and then just have KACE install using the system user or a local admin user account. Unfortunately, the current setup requires not only read access to the file share, but also full admin rights on every…

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