SMA (K1000)

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  1. Allow scheduling icon to appear even if LDAP login/password are not provided

    The KBOX seems to require the specification of an LDAP login name and password in order for the scheduling icon to show up. Since our LDAP server does not require a LDAP login/password (all of the relevant user data is visible via anonymous bind), we left those fields blank. When I created a dummy LDAP account just for the purpose of binding, and specified this account for the LDAP login/password, the scheduling icon showed up again.

    Ideally it would be good if this limitation could be removed (so that an LDAP login/password is not required to get the scheduling icon…

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  2. Dell Updates progress message

    Add the ability to show a progress message on Dell Updates, similar to that already available in the patching section to let users (or other IT staff) know when Dell updates are being installed. Currently after the initial message, the only way to tell is to look at the web console for each device.

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  3. Ability to add other encryption products to track status

    Ability to add Mcafee or other encryption products similar to the current bitlocker status.

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  4. System level LDAP Authentication

    System level LDAP Authentication, and Roles.
    Allow the same mechanism used at the Org level for Authentication and Role assignment at the System level

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  5. Access Control List Needs Ability to Restrict Management Console Only

    The access control list allows you to restrict access to certain IPs for the entire KACE server. It would be helpful to be able to create separate restrictions for the user console and management console. For example, allow all IPs to connect to the user console, restrict certain IPs for the management console.

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  6. Firewall for all traffic, not just httpd

    Even with ssh disabled from the web gui, I get a lot of messages re: sshd login attempts. I'd rather have all traffic outside my subnets dropped except for connection to Kace update servers.

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  7. Do not Auto-Fill Login Username

    As part of the medical industry, we have adhere to HIPAA security standards. Because of this we would like the Username to work like a banking site and not allow the username to be saved and Auto-Filled.
    Here is a code example.
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/Securing_your_site/Turning_off_form_autocompletion

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  8. Add Dell Update support for Dell Embedded Box PC

    Please add dell update support for Dell Embedded PCs (5000 and 7000).

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  9. Ability to change konfig & netdiag passwords

    Please allow the ability to change all default system passwords.

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  10. Issue a command to a PC before rebooting after updates are applied by kace

    I would really appreciate if k1000 would allow me to run a script or a command before rebooting a PC after updates apply. It would be useful for disabling bitlocker or gracefully shut down a database or such

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  11. Add additional logging for the appliance

    There should be additional logging on the K1000 appliance to audit when kace admins make huge changes to the environment. Ex: Upgrading the Kace appliance to a major version.
    We have about 7 or 8 employees that have admin access in our k1000 appliance and an upgrade was performed and ended up breaking our environment. We tried to figure out who initiated the upgrade by exporting all the logs and were only able to find other information like who uploaded items into the scripting section, who ran a script, etc. But no information on who started an appliance upgrade. This…

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  12. implement AWS compatibility

    We would like to implement the compatibility with AWS EC2

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  13. Dell Updates schedules

    Can you change the standard behavior in schedules whereas, 1) no Device Label is specified and 2) the "All Devices" checkbox is left unchecked, that the schedule will actually deploy to no devices? This is the logical, more intuitive, behavior.
    My thought process usually goes: 0+0=0

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  14. User Delegation by Asset

    Allow the ability to Control which Assets Users or Roles have the ability to see / manipulate with the K1000.

    For Example, we have 2 Departments :
    1.) PC Technicians

    We want the ability to give PC Technicians Full Administrative visibility / control ( with ALL Features of the K1000 ) to ONLY Certain Configurable Asset groups ( A Manually Created Group that Contains ALL WORKSTATIONS ).

    2.) Network Admins

    Then allow the Network Admins group full Administrative visibility / control ( with ALL Features of the K1000 ) to ONLY Certain Configurable Asset groups ( A Manually Created Group…

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  15. Remove the restriction for RFC1918

    In the most recent patch for K1000 (6.4.120756), Dell added a restriction that prevents the use of certain IPs. This change was not disclosed in the release notes and almost had a significant impact on our network. We now have to run a limited DHCP scope (where we would prefer not to) to accomodate the KBOX and our IP scheme. Please, Dell, leave the networking to us!

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  16. User Portal - Allow customers to run security patch schedule on their own mobile laptop on-demand, to suite their own schedule

    User Portal - Allow customers to run security patch schedule on their own mobile laptop on-demand, to suite their own schedule.

    Customers' work schedules vary greatly. Some run processes that can be interfered with by security patching jobs. They need to schedule their own time to install patches when no purported conflicts with running software could negatively impact their work.

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  17. Optional credentials

    It would be nice to have the option for credentials. Currently, if a function has a credentials field, its required. Sometimes some things hit a RO anonymous share and throwing credentials at it causes it to fail.

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  18. Patch Installation Status View

    We need a view to show all the computers and their patching level based upon the patch groups it is assigned to. That way we can easily see which computers are not fully updated. Also the view should be sortable by column. Also when we click on the computer in that view it should show which patches are missing or the errors it is having trying to update the machine.

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  19. Function like 'iptables' or basic firewall

    It would be nice to have a function like iptables or basic firewall in order to block network traffic from or to ip-addresses or network segments (e.g. User-VPN) directly on the K1000.

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