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  1. Hard Drive Encryption

    Please see if we can inject a script before patching starts to turn off login for encryption (Symantec Endpoint Encryption) and a script to turn back on after patching is done.

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  2. Ability to report on newer applicable patches for inactive devices

    KACE is a snapshot in time for patch detection. My customer would like the ability to show compliance based on any applicable patches. Example if a device last detected on the 1st tuesday of a month, we need the ability to show those missing patches as well as the patches released on 2nd tuesday of the month.

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  3. Reboot Snooze Options in 10.0 (311316) There is no way for the administrator to remove any of these user snooze options

    There is no way for the administrator to remove any of these user snooze options. Terrible Idea users will put off patching as long as they can. We System Admin need to have control of what users can do. Old method after the 5th prompt users new a reboot was coming and at the end of the day the pc's were patched, now anything goes. Kace seriously needs to fix this in the next release.

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  4. Patch Catalog - Default View

    Just as we have a customized default view in Inventory, can we have a customized default view in Catalog for patch management? It always opens up to show Applicable Packages and 2016. I would rather it default to Individual Packages and a patching label we have created to simply steps.

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  5. Limit when patches are installed

    I would like to be able to limit when patches are installed for some clients, eg install starts at 2 AM but finishes at 5 AM.

    The reason is that I cannot interrupt a store operation to install patches so these have to run outside of open hours. Whilst I start the patch job at 3AM, I have found some tills were installing patches at 9:30AM and impacted the store's ability to do their start of day process.

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  6. Maintence windows by label

    Allow to build patching windows to be set based on labels like scam does containers. This way all managed installs and patching can be limited by a label instead of having to build this out for all managed installs and patching.

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  7. Dashboard view \ news feed of recently released Microsoft patches

    Dashboard view \ news feed of recently released Microsoft patches. This would be especially true for Feature updates and service packs that Kace\Quest does not deploy from subscription. Would like to see them listed at least in news feed instead of looking at multiple sources such as Microsoft etc to ease in making sure we are on top of latest updates.

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  8. add a run now module for patching similar to scripting

    I would like to see the an option for patch management similar to scripting where you can chose a patch schedule and run it against a device(s) with out having to run the scheduled schedule along with the run now status

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  9. patching force reboot

    Patching, Force reboot even if the patch not require reboot or no patches installed.
    I want to build a schedule that always reboots it´s clients before it´s finished.

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  10. Sort Columns in Patch Catalog with Number as Such (Not as Strings)

    The "Installed", "Missing" and "Error" fields in the Patch Catalog to not sort correctly. They sort alphabetically instead of numerically. Please fix this.

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  11. When using no reboot option, notification to let the user know they can reboot

    We use the no reboot option for servers. We would like the ability to leave a popup notification that updates have been applied and reboot when they can. Also show the patches that are being applied

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  12. Add an option to set a designated time to download Files after the Signature files download

    Since a machine dect is needed after a Signature File download before needed Patch Files can download, an option to set a designated time to run the File download would help manage the process in addition to the 2 options of After signature download and Every 30 minutes-12 hours.

    As it is now the File setting "After signature download" is ineffective until a machine detect is ran. Once a machine detect is ran, machines will not update the latest patches because they still have to download. When a Patch Schedule runs, the devices will stop at Downloading and will not…

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  13. Additional patch schedule parameter: offset schedule by X days/hours

    The existing run on the {first/second/third...} {Monday/Tuesday...} scheduling option isn't useful for us. Yes, Microsoft puts patches out each Tuesday, but we always patch a certain number of days after Patch Tuesday.

    Having an offset value of x number of days after that would allow us to set a patch schedule once, and it would always fit our schedule.

    Example: "Run on the Second Tuesday of Every Month at 21:00, Offset by 2 days" would set our patch schedule to run at 9pm the Thursday after Patch Tuesday.

    This can't be done with the existing options. If I set it…

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  14. Fix the smart label wizard in Dell Updates so that it doesn't reset the criteria fields after each test/create.

    Currently, whenever you Test or Create a smart label of Dell Updates, it resets the non-Catalog fields of the wizard. If you're not paying attention, you could test a label, get the correct output and then create it incorrectly due to these fields being reset to default.

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  15. Dell Update Schedule Detail page needs fixing

    I don't know if this is a localization issue or what, but in our version of KACE SMA (8.0.320), there are some confusing and/or broken options in the "Schedule" section of the Dell Update Schedule Detail page.

    I was directed here by support, but this isn't really a feature request, this is a flat-out bug IMO.

    In Normal patch management, there is a checkbox to enable run-on-reconnect if a device is offline at the scheduled time, and input boxes for "delay run" and "end after", where you can enter a number of minutes for each setting.

    In Dell Updates, there…

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  16. alphabetize lists by default

    There seem to be a few sections (such as the Patching Detect/Deploy Status section under Device Detail) that present lists that I immediately have to click on the top of the column to alphabetize the list. These should be alphabetical by name by default.

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  17. Have a red line in 3rd party patch management

    Currently some patches are disabled, without providing the latest patch.
    ex. 7-zip, latest version for download on K1000 is ver. 15.14, but is in disabled state, properly because ver. 16 is released from 7-zip.org, but if i takes 10 business days until ver. 16 is ready for download, then i those 10 business day, then i am not able to patch ver. 15.14.
    However in Adobe Flash Player, latest version on K1000 is 21.0.0.213, and its available, even 21.0.0.241 is released from Adobe.
    I would like that latest version on all 3rd party components, would be active, until a new…

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  18. xps

    Please add the XPS 12 9Q33 to Dell Update Catalog.

    Missing for too long..

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  19. Support for Slovak language in Patch Management

    K1000 currently does not support Slovak language versions of Windows, therefore patching is not possible. It would be nice to have this feature.

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  20. 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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