SMA (K1000)

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  1. There needs to be an actual Agent for vmWare Host Servers.

    Having go manually run scripts on over 50 host machines is cumbersome. It would be far less cumbersom to be ablel to push an agent to the vmWare Host Server and then never have to worry about inventories again.

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  2. Agent autonomy

    Program agents so that they queue directives, schedules, and tasks from management appliance. The agents will use this information to work without the direct control of the K1000 so they can carry out said directives, schedules, and tasks in the event the K1000 is unavailable.

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  3. Developer UNIX agent

    Like linux agent, my sugestion is developing a unix/solaris agent to inventory ao manager this S.O.

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  4. Uninstaller should shut down Quest KACE Uninstaller should shut down Quest KACE Software Meter during uninstall

    When metering is enabled, an attempt to uninstall the agent will fail because MobileAppinfo.log is locked by the Quest KACE Software Meter service. Shutting down that service allows the uninstall to complete successfully.

    Now I understand Support maintains that its best practice to disable metering prior to uninstalling the agent, but that's not always practical when you're troubleshooting why an agent with an active heartbeat isn't running inventory. We've found that a quick uninstall and reinstall of the agent is usually all it takes to kick that process in the head.

    Instead, it makes more sense for the uninstaller to…

    8 votes
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  5. Provide BIOS settings inventory

    It would be nice to have the ability to inventory (and enforce) BIOS settings right from the KBox Appliance. Dell provides the CCTK utility to manage these features on supported systems. Having this utility integrated into the agent would give the ability to centralize management of BIOS setttings, provide compliance reports on BIOS settings and push out BIOS profiles. This would be wonderful.

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  6. Manual agent check in from client

    I would love to be able to use a command switch to force a check-in from a client machine. Something like %INSTALLDIR%\AMPAgent.exe /checkin. This would be very handy for new machines trying to get updates and patches ASAP before being deployed to a new hire, for example.

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    under review  ·  Ken Galvin responded

    Thank you for your input. We are investigating this and encourage others to vote for this feature/functionality if they think it would be useful

  7. Add Pre-Install and Post-Install Message to the Software Library Installs

    Add Custom Pre-Install and Post-Install Message options for Software Library Installs. This is present for Managed installs. Why not in the Software Library?

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  8. variable

    Ability to use environment variables with custom inventory rules

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  9. drivers show progress

    IT would be nice to have a show progress for dell bios/drivers updates. Like there is for OS/APP patches.

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  10. 3 votes
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