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  1. Provide NIC Teaming support in KACE appliances

    Provide NIC Teaming for the Dell KACE appliances. Since the appliances run FreeBSD64 and there has been teaming support (called LAGG in BSD parlance) for more than a decade and the KACE appliances are targeted to companies that put everything in as highly-available this should become a priority. This has been solved and would be simple to cook into the FreeBSD builds.

    http://www.gsp.com/cgi-bin/man.cgi?section=4&topic=lagg

    Mark Ringo

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  2. In the admin portal, make it so that the global search text field does not erase what you've typed in if you click inside the text field af.

    In the admin portal, make it so that the global search text field does not erase what you've typed in if you click inside it after typing.

    12 votes
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  3. Improved domain joining functionality

    Coming from a background with Altiris DS 6.9, which had a very simple and seamless gui-based feature built in that you could use to rename a machine and join it to a domain, I think it would be incredibly useful to have a pre-cooked rename and domain-join script that provided you typeable fields for your domain info, credentials, machine name, etc. Ideally it would function with a 'run now' option to work immediately.

    In environments where machine names must change relatively frequently, the k1000 struggles

    4 votes
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  4. List to display patches that have been applied to the K1000

    Similar to the Updates log, it would be nice if there was a log that specifically listed patches and hotfixes that were applied to the K1000 appliance itself.

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  5. Add more fields to "Create Smart Label"

    Currently, you can only define 4 criteria for either Patch Listing "Create Smart Label" or looking under Inventory "Create Smart Label".

    I would like the ability to have available or to click to add additional criteria fields. This ability is CRITICAL in being able to properly define patches.

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    started  ·  Dean Wade responded

    In 5.5, we have implemented new smart label capabilities in many screens. Smart Label improvements in Patching and Service desk will be targeted in 6.0

  6. Verification of the information fields on the configuration of the ip adress, mac as is done on the internet site when checking the validity

    Verification of the information fields on the configuration of the ip adress, mac as is done on the internet site when checking the validity

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  7. Localization for dutch

    Please a localization for dutch speaking countries.
    Holland and Belgium (flamish). The UI can now somewhat be localized, but still has the english buttons and texts.

    40 votes
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  8. Integrate the Dell Sonicwall Global Management System

    Integrate the Dell Sonicwall Global Management System or a similar express version into the KACE appliance for remote firewall management. Now that SonicWall is a Dell company, it should include management capabilities for SonicWall products.

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  9. Improve File System layout

    Currently there are 2 main partitions, \kbox and \kbackup.

    When patches, software or other items fill the disk the system stops working correctly. The OS and downloadable content should be on separate partitions to prevent this from happening.

    You can even assign a specific size for each area. I.E.
    \Kbox - basic OS
    \kbakcup - backups
    \Software - 100 GB for Software installations
    \Patches - 100 GB for Patches

    Thus when we fill up patches, everything else will still work. Then we can work on freeing space for patches.

    This would also help in the request for more feedback on…

    3 votes
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  10. Integrate K1000 with 1E Nightwatchman/Wakeup

    Integrate K1000 with 1E Nightwatchman/Wakeup so that scheduled scripts, patching or needed managed installs will with either automatically wakeup a machine or keep it powered on until all needed installed are completed. SCCM 2007 already has this integration with 1E Nightwatchman

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  11. On certain networks KBOX may be subjected to security scans and requirements. Quicker responses to updates for the underlying KBOX systems

    On certain networks KBOX may be subjected to security scans and requirements. Quicker responses to updates for the underlying KBOX systems are necessary. This puts the system at risk for being forced offline.

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  12. advanced Apache settings

    It would be really helpful if there can be setting controls for advanced Apache features. Specifically, the ability to set HTTP 302 redirects. Our need is based on our KBox currently has an internal URL. We are implementing SSL with a wildcard certificate on the box so it can be accessible to more users. We want to force SSL only traffic. While we can make the DNS change so both addresses are valid, users who visit https://kbox will get a browser certificate warning. If KBox enabled Apache 302 redirect, the browser would automatically go to https://kbox.domain.com and the browser would…

    4 votes
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  13. Communication with UPS

    Provide a means to receive communications from a UPS or other server so the system can be shutdown gracefully during a power outage.

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  14. Add trigger based e-mail alerts

    All events in the KBox should have e-mail alert triggers, including script events, loss of AMP connectivity, etc.

    For example, a script would have the option to send a customizable e-mail message in the "Remediation" section of a task.

    31 votes
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  15. We would like to be able to transfer computer data from one Kace Appliance to another for combining

    We would like to be able to transfer computer data from one Kace Appliance to another for combining data and reporting on it. Our reasons are that the CIO at UF has our one KACE box for collecting data and will be deploying agents on as many computers as we can. However, some departments actually already have or are going to get their own KACE Appliances. We want to be able to combine their data into ours. It looks like the import/export is for resources, not computers, and that linking KACE boxes is for password syncronization (which we do not…

    8 votes
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  16. Delete from MIA only if license count is reached

    We currently have MIA Inventory set to delete if the device hasn't checked in in over 50 days. We do this to stay under our license count. I think it would be really beneficial to have an extra option that only deletes MIA computers if we have reached or are near the license count.

    3 votes
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  17. Improve support for Exchange

    Connecting the KACE through Exchange shouldn't be such an involved process. Creating a wizard for this would likely improve setup time greatly.

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