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  1. Label IDs for Smart Label Criteria

    Currently, I have a few smart labels that depend on other labels. This works as intended, but doesn't feel correct. For example, I have a label called ML-ManualUpdates that has several conditions like:
    "Label Names = ML-NoUpdates"

    However, if I ever rename ML-NoUpdates to something else, ML-ManualUpdates will no longer work as I intended. I noticed that the labels have an ID that is used internally in the database and can be seen on the label's page URL. Is it possible to have labels depend on these IDs? Then, labels would still function no matter the name.

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  2. Prevent user from choosing too many columns under "Column Visibility" menus

    I just had a SR because my own user account 's Devices screen got corrupted when i choose one too many columns from the Column Visibility customization menu. The Reset Default Layout option was broken too. KACE support had to tether my k1000 to fix the issue for me, There is no mention of a limitation on amount of columns in the admin guide, but if you do what i did, it could break the user account's view of the screen. Granted the column i was adding was a from a custom attribute i created in Computer Assets, but the…

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  3. alertas en tiempo real

    que al entrar al alconsola salga un indicador de equipos con poco espacio en disco, cambios en al ram, cambio de IP, nombre de equipo.
    no realizar un reporte para tener esta informcion.

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  4. 1 vote
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  5. In the installation of the OVF file in VMWare the section to select the language to continue the installation.

    The setup has English selected as the default and you can not proceed due to the highlighted English is not an option. You have to scroll down 3 or 4 languages to English then proceed. A little confusing.

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  6. 18 votes
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    under review  ·  Ken Galvin responded

    Thank you for your suggestion. This has been added to the feature request list. We encourage others to vote as we use this input for prioritizing our release plans.

  7. Create a K1000 remote appliance.

    This would allow better inventory processing and possible allow Kbox to manage different domains. I currently have very poor/ high latency connections for some of my remote sites and have chosen to maintain a separate Domain infrastructure for easy of management. These poor connections also interfere with the Device inventory process. This would be an expansion of the already existing File Replication process. I would also like to see improvements in seeding of the remote file share.

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  8. Drivelock

    We use Drivelock instead of Bitlocker. It would be great if we could have the kbox check the Drivelock encryption status (like Bitlocker). This info could maybe shown in the hardware section so we can generate reports on it to make sure our machines are fully encrypted. If that won't work maybe we can have a default Kace script that will check the percentage encrypted and other items.

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  9. Update license without reboot

    In the 5.5 era, the K1000 was able to apply updated licenses without a reboot. This was ideal, but somewhere along the way the developers decided that license updates require a reboot, which requires an after hours maintenance window. My company frequently adds licenses to allow for more nodes, and this is a very inconvenient task. Please reintroduce the old method.

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  10. Support XenServer for Virtual Appliances

    Would like to run the VK1000 and VK2000 appliances on XenServer instead of VMware. The changes are trivial - I have validated this using the demo version of the VK1000 appliance. Two things:
    - In /etc/fstab, change /dev/da0p* to /dev/ada0p*
    - In /etc/rc.conf, change ifconfig_em0 to ifconfig_xn0

    I would imagine these changes could be automated/scripted pretty easily, or an appliance could be generated that is fully compatible with XenServer. The FreeBSD kernel in use already supports all of the Xen accelerated hardware (xn0 is the Xen Network 0), so it's just trivial config file changes.

    14 votes
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  11. Viewer for Event Log

    Event logs are uploaded to the KBOX using the Event Log Dumper. However, the file is a TXT and is difficult to read. It would be helpful if it opened in a viewer. It would also be helpful if the same viewer could be used to access the logs live on connected machines.

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  12. Migrate SQL database

    I would like to move the MySQL database to a full install of SQL 2012R2 server. This would free up resources on our vSphere and also allow all of the database processing to be dedicated on a standalone server. Since the database is running on MySQL, the database is limited to the amount of processing power it currently utilizes (not to mention, it is not an enterprise standard). Please implement this soon!

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  13. General Security | Give me the ability to change the root password!

    For goodness sake... the K1000 is a security nightmare. So at least give me the ability to change the root password.
    Also you could (which would really be no big deal) change the settings of the web-server that you don't get 404 messages where you can find the current patchlevel of the K1000 and such things. Just drop the request. It really isn't that hard.

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  14. Installation language

    Ability to select among mulitiple installation languages would make this softwar more intressting.

    2 votes
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  15. Force new export of packages even if they are marked as having a matching version

    As it is:
    If a package was exported but deleted from the share you must return to all of the packages marked as having the same version and save them to change the status on the export page. This is time consuming.
    Change:
    Please add a "FORCE" option to allow the packages to be exported regardless of status. Thus replenishing the restore folder quickly after someone deletes the packages.

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  17. Integrate Kace with ActiveDirectory

    It would be nice if Kace didn't have to import users via LDAP/Manual process. Why not just query AD against the login credentials provided? The LDAP import process is buggy and not as granular not to mention a headache to setup.

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  18. Support for 2 NICs, each on separate networks

    I need to place my KACE on a DMZ, with 1 NIC on a "private" network and 1 NIC on a "public" network. I do not have the ability to do port forwarding or NAT. I need to have it support local assets and remote.

    27 votes
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  19. Data Dictionary

    Make the Dell KACE data dictionary available to KACE customers. This helps with building queries. The schema does not help without a dictionary.

    22 votes
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  20. K1000 should not require a reboot when changing SMTP authentication settings

    Currently, adding user credentials to the SMTP settings on a K1000 requires a reboot. Can this reboot be made not to be a requirement?

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