Add a Ninite-like library of commonly used software
Ninite provides a consistent interface for installing some of our most commonly used free software. Software like Firefox, Flash, Java, etc. can be installed with the same consistent switches every time, and Ninite takes care of making sure it has the most up-to-date version. That way, instead of having to prepare fresh Java packages every few days we could simply choose to keep that software up to date.
This kind of functionality would go a long way toward making KACE easy to get up and running to manage essential software.
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.
Charles T commented
We had PDQ deploy for years for the common software deployment as it had an easy button to download the newest packages. I was able to download 10 common packages in 15 minutes and start deploying. This feature is truly missing in Kace
Paul S commented
My ninite is expiring this week and I will miss it, because the K1000 we just purchased is much harder to use for similar scenarios. K1000 is much better in some areas, but Ninite did its niche really well. I want this feature added too. Maybe in the user portal on the downloads page it could have an upper area for common software above the company downloads where you check multiple boxes (like ninite) and you click download to have all those items (latest version) installed in one click.
Since KACE is more flexible the admin should be able to pick which software is in the common software section.
Trey Bowden commented
I concur...this would be a GREAT feature!
@Sam Because I don't want to pay for a Ninite enterprise license when I already have KACE
@Sam because sometimes you can't choose software ...
Sam Lewis commented
Why not just use Ninite? You seem to know what it is, and want it, what is stopping you?
Please, This would be fantastically helpful. It took me 3 days to get the newest flash plugin and active x installing silently and I still had errors on a few machines.