SMA (K1000)

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  1. Ability to add smart label to dell update subscription

    Dell updates needs to be setup like Patch Management. We have 100s of different models and we only update BIOS. Currently, we have to download 40gb and sync to the REPs to support deploying the BIOS. Also need the ability to add drivers/bios for other manufactures similar to uploading drivers on the K2

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  2. Please add folders to Patch Management Schedules to organize all the different schedules.

    I have a lot of patch schedules. Some for servers. Some for computers in different locations. It would be helpful if I could organize these into different folders instead of having them all together.

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  3. Allow for reboots before detect and deploy cycles

    We have encountered many times when a user leaves for the day without logging out, rebooting, etc and as a result patches fail to install because an application is running. It would be nice to be able to say as part of a patch schedule "reboot prior to detection" or "reboot prior to deployment." In my case, I want the patch cycle to look something like this:
    Run detection
    IF patches are required, reboot prior to deployment (to ensure all applications are closed)
    Deploy patches
    reboot if reboot is required

    There of course would need to be alert mechanisms for…

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  4. Pre/post-pend batch or script

    I would like to see an option to pre/post-pend a batch or script command for Patch management, Dell updates, and Agent updates for systems that we have running DeepFreeze. I could use it to issue the CLI thaw/freeze command. It's more variables than I care for to try to coordinate Patch Management and Deep Freeze maintenance windows together, and some of the systems take longer to patch than others.

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  5. Hide Patch Schedules with devices and labels out of scope for user

    The K1000 8.0 permission changes prevent users in a limited sub-admin role from adding out-of-scope devices/labels to a patch schedule. It also prevents them from running these schedules.

    The user can however still view these patch schedules and remove/modify them. It would be better if any schedule containing an out-of-scope device/label were simply hidden from the user. This would prevent them from accidentally, or intentionally, deleting or breaking an existing schedule.

    Alternatively, allow specific patch schedules to be restricted based on role setting.

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  6. Alerts additional schedule option

    With current version of K1000 it's possible to schedule deployments on patching on preselected dates like run on the first Thursday of each month, second Saturday, etc.
    I would like to have same option for Distribution/Alerts. Currently there is no way to send alert remaining users to shutdown their programs ( like day before )
    before updates will be executed on second Saturday of the month. You can only setup specific day or same day recurrence ( like every 10th day of month )
    It will be great if both patching and alerts schedules can be run on same set…

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  7. Central scheduling page

    A centralised location/page where you can see all of your tasks and when they are scheduled.

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  8. Widget - real time status of a scheduled patch deployment from home screen

    Instead of having to go to each individual patch deployment schedule, to check the current status, the information can be pulled from a widget on the home page. When selected, more in depth info on the schedule(s) running will be listed with the percentage of complete/incomplete can be listed.

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  10. Patching scheduler needs granular selection of the months for "Run On The" options

    Windows Task Scheduler gives a check box for select all months or you can granularly select the months you want to run a schedule on. This would be a good feature to add to the KACE patching scheduler.

    Current scheduler will require me to create 6 schedules for a job that I have to run every OTHER month on the Third Friday of those months. The schedules would be much cleaner if I could just select the months I want the schedule to run on.

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  11. Allow Patches to apply when the Kace prompt is deferred

    Currently, when the KACE agent prompts the user that a reboot is required to complete the patching process, it will give them the option to reboot now or defer until later.

    it will not apply the patches if the user defers until later, and then manually reboots through windows.

    The agent doesn't seem to know to apply the patches anyway, since a reboot is taking place.

    Spoke to a KACE rep and they told me this feature is not available currently.

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  12. Would love to see patching for Linux supported in the KBOX!

    Would love to see patching for Linux supported in the KBOX!

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    This is under consideration but not planned for the next release. Please continue voting if you’d like to see this feature prioritized for a future release.

  13. Ability to stop running patches with one click

    It would be nice to be able to click a “stop” button on the KBOX to stop a currently running patch schedule

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  14. Snapshot a Hyper-V Machine before Patching

    Before Patching a Hyper-V Machine wouldn't it be awesome if the K1000 could have the perform a snapshot first, so if it fails you could just revert in a matter of a few minutes.

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  15. Patching Notification

    Just spit balling a thought that just ran through my head:

    What if Lumension / Kace issued a patching notice / update to admins who register for it? It could be a weekly email thing. In it Lumension could outline newly released patches (MS, et al.) and the projected release dates from Lumension down to our Kboxes. As admins we would know that certain patches we are looking for are in the pipeline and their ETA dates. Now, as admins, we are no longer in the dark wondering where our patches may be. It would keep emails or support tickets…

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  16. Regarding the Patching Schedule, Reboot Options

    Regarding the Patching Schedule Reboot Options, I was hoping to see an option that is between “Force Reboot” and “Prompt User”. What I was looking for was “If there is a user logged on, then prompt user” and “If there is no one logged on Force Reboot”.
    We have a few hundred machines (student and faculty/staff) that get patched every night. I want to make sure that the machines get patched (and may need a reboot) and not wait till someone uses the machine to reboot, so forced reboot is great. But, then again, I don’t want a student working…

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  17. Initiate patch installation to local machine from patch detail page

    From the adminui/patch.php page, add a button to force a detect/deploy for the patch on the current machine. This would be useful for trouble-shooting failed patch deployments when only a few machines have trouble.

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  18. Patch Settings for Online Source should show info about patches.tgz

    Should at least have the file size. But would also be nice if a summary of the patches was available.
    Since the process of moving new patches to the offline kbox is manual, it would be nice to provide information about whether it needs to be done.

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  19. Security - Advertise Patches

    SMS/SCCM have the ability to advertise patches in the form of a pop-up, notifying the user that they have x days to install patches and reboot, at the end of which it will be forced. Also the ability to force the install and give the user x days to reboot or else it will be forced.

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  20. The patch progress window doesn't always close

    KACE Patching, "Patching is in progress. This window will close automatically upon completion. Please wait..." Nice feature, but frequently becomes a permanent desktop fixture. After the patch successfully installs, this window never goes away. Every time I've seen it, it's been with Adobe Flash Player updates, but that could be coincidence since they happen so frequently.

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