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  1. Remote wipe functionality for lost or stolen machines.

    If a machine is reported lost or stolen, KBox should be able to implement a secure wipe function.

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    10 comments  ·  Scripting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The KACE Cloud MDM product added the ability to “Factory Reset” Mac (only) devices in August, 2019. We will continue to work towards this for Windows in 2020. KACE Cloud MDM is seamlessly integrated with KACE SMA.

  2. Scripting in KBOX

    Would like to be able to create a group for scripts. Currently have 200 scripts in KBOX and growing daily. For example i would like to be able to create a Group called printers and have all my printer scripts in that group. This way i am not scrolling through 200+ scripts to find what i need.

    273 votes
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    under review  ·  Dean Wade responded

    There are a couple of ways to approach this – I think the current thinking would be to add a “type” to each script and allow users to define them and then use the View By function. Thoughts?

  3. Resume an already started script at reboot

    Have a script start running, restart the computer, and then continue to run

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  4. Results of scripts that are scheduled should also be aggregated and "reported" like run now scripts

    When scripts are scheduled to be deployed at a later time, the results are not reported like scripts that are deployed using the "run now".

    Change the tab "Run Now Status" to "Scheduled/Run Now Status" and then report the results of scheduled script deployments there as well.

    122 votes
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  5. Run now status page for SCHEDULED Kscripts

    The run now status page is somewhat usefull, for Online kscripts that were run NOW. However, for scripts that are scheduled, you need to have a view to see their success failure rate.

    103 votes
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  6. 94 votes
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  7. Add the ability to verify a file/directory does NOT exist while scripting tasks.

    In the verify stage of scripting tasks, you can check if a file/directory does exist, but there is no option to verify that they do not. By providing this feature, it would be easier to deploy based on trigger files instead of always relying on the registry.

    71 votes
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  8. Option to Run Scripts at Inventory Check-In

    I would like to see the function added to be able to set a script to run when machines check-in for Inventory. This would be much like the way the Managed Installs work, instead of having to schedule the script, or monitor for when the machines check-in.

    66 votes
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  9. Run multiple scripts in a particular machine implementation with labels

    Run multiple scripts in a particular machine implementation with labels, for example want to run the Script 1, Script 2 Script Script 3 and 4 on the computer "EXAMPLE1" SCRIPTS I would create a label and add to this computer "EXAMPLE1" simple but very functional.

    48 votes
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  10. delete files uploaded to KBOX by script

    When files are uploaded to the KBOX by script, they are stored in 'inventory>computer selected>software>uploaded files' . There isn't an option to simply remove this uploaded file when it is of no more use. There should be a small 'X' next to the file name to remove this file at all times in case the IT administrator no longer needs said file.

    39 votes
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  11. desktop shortcuts

    Under scripting the crate desktop shortcut wizard should allow you to choose from a list of available icons to assign to the shortcut or to select your own custom shortcut icon.

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  12. Run Now - User listed in Run Now Status

    I would love to be able to see who ran a "Run Now" script in the "Run Now Status" Detail Page. Currently, there is no way to see which tech initiated the "run now" script items, at least easily.

    32 votes
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  13. Increase character limit for Initial Message in Scripting

    It would be nice if we could get an increased character limit for the Initial Message window that's used to notify users before an Online Script is ran. It is currently much shorter than most message windows that can be created throughout the SMA.

    31 votes
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  14. Kernel Extension (KEXT) Approval

    Please give us the ability to approve kernel extensions (KEXT) for macOS, via KACE. Since 10.13, High Sierra, KEXT approvals have gotten more strict. Now, I can't push software completely silently to my users. They have to approve/press ok when it pops up on their screen that something was blocked from running (me installing software).

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  15. Restart services and kill processes

    I would love it we could start, stop, restart, or kill processes and services directly from the appliance. The most common use I can see is to kill and restart a print spooler. The ability to remotely kill other "stuck" processes directly from the admin console would be really nice too!!

    25 votes
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  16. Create a machine label from PCs that failed a script run

    If I do a script "Run Now" on all PCs in the organization, and a handful of those PCs fail, it would be nice to be able to build a machine label from that list of PCs so I can re run the script on just those PCs that failed to run the first time.

    24 votes
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  17. Run Once Option in Scripting

    A run once option (checkbox) in the scripting module would be a good addition. The verify option works to solve most run once scenarios, but not all. Creating a registry entry to ensure a machine reboots one time is cumbersome and not intuitive.

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  18. Scripting: Verify This OR That. ex: Directory 1 or Directory 2

    it would be nice to have flexible verify statement
    example:
    Verify C:\Directory1 or C:\Directory2 Exist

    23 votes
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  19. Add Script Descriptions and Notes to Run Now

    When someone selects a script from the Run Now drop-down, it should show the description and and notes for that script.

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  20. Reschedule Script According to Outcome

    I would like to have the script check for a condition and if that condition is/is not met I would like to schedule the script to run again after a custom time period.

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