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  1. Managed Installation Notification Message

    How can I modify the configuration file for MI notification message? For example, I would like to add additional button called "Cancel" to the notification messages of MI. Also, the finish button should be replaced with the OK button from initial message.

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  2. Inventory automatically taken when any software or update is installed

    It would be extremely beneficial to have any update or software install trigger KACE to take a new inventory.

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  3. Managed Installation minimum version / don't downgrade

    It would be great if a Managed Installation could be told to only install if the software was older than a certain version.
    Eg, Firefox 32 comes out, I have a Managed Install for 31. I have to disable that or if I install 32 on some machines for testing the Kace will downgrade the machine.

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  4. Include an option for credential input to allow Managed Installs to deploy with elevated/specific permissions.

    Include an option for credential input on the "Managed Installation Detail" window to allow Managed Installs to deploy with elevated/specific permissions.

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  5. Need the ability to import a CSV or TXT file of machine names for label usage

    Need the ability to import a CSV or TXT file of machine names for label usage within Managed Installations or Scripting.

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  6. Edit snooze options under managed installs

    I think the ability to edit what snooze times are available under Managed installs would prove very beneficial..

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  7. Download software BEFORE Notification

    Currently Managed Installations currently waits to download package/software when Notify is turned on. Request that once the software is downloaded then the Notify is acted upon. This would be much more efficient and less time consuming for the end user. Especially useful for large software packages.

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  8. Software download percentage for Managed installs and file sync

    Show the details of how much data has been synced to a device. We are syncing the 4gb iso for Windows 10 builds. Would like to know what the progress is and when the sync is completed. Same with managed installations- would like to know the status of deploying-downloading and what percent or is it installing the software.

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  9. Managed Install

    The message alert with Managed Install is confusing and needs to be changed.

    I am currently setting a Managed Install for Internet Explorer 11, and I am only using the Notify "Alert user before run" setting only, and I put a message in to say Internet Explorer 11 will be installed. Please not a reboot will be required after the installation is complete.

    I also selected Timeout "60" minutes, and Action "Install later"

    The ISSUE I see is that the message that pops up for the manage install process is that it starts with
    "Snooze Duration"

    Why is it saying…

    10 votes
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  10. Allow Managed Installs to finish running when a Network connection drops

    We have found an issue with Managed Installs where if the network connection drops for any reason in the middle of executing a Managed install and the kace agent can't talk to the SMA server, the Kace agent will forcefully kill the running install process.
    This has caused a number of our Managed installs to half install causing software to install improperly and fail to run. In some extreme cases this may have caused the OS to become corrupted on the computer forcing us to fully rebuild the computer.
    Some of our software installs like network drivers and VPN does…

    9 votes
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  11. MI that runs a KScript

    Would like to be able to access cool script features (such as 'run as' for adding settings to appdata) from within an MI, and particularly from the self service portal. Would make managing pre-reqs and software with user profiles much easier.

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  12. New Managed Action for Managed Installations: Run Software-Installations before Shutdown like Windows Updates.

    It would be great when i can trigger Installations after User has shutdown his Computer like the Installation from Windows Updates.

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  13. Granular permissions. For example, allow staff to modify software version of a managed install but not change label assignment or command

    Granular permissions. For example, allow staff to modify software version of a managed install but not change label assignment or command

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  14. AutoPKG integration

    AutoPKG (https://github.com/autopkg/autopkg) is a popular automation framework for building software packages for distribution. Recipes that could automatically upload DMG files and associate with the correct software title in the database would allow administrators to easily keep their managed installs up to date with the latest installers.

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  15. Reboot required option

    On Managed Distribution (install or uninstall), Please have an option that reboot is needed to complete the setup. Users would still be given the alert and snooze options.

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  16. Work with Return Codes

    If I have a set of SW to install and all are in the same Label. A software in the middle gives a return code of 3010 (reboot) It should be possible configure what will happening. In this case i will a reboot of the client and after this he should going on with the installation from this point hi was before reboot

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  17. We have both K1000 and K2000, the issue is being able to run MI directly from taskchain

    We have both K1000 and K2000, the issue is being able to run MI directly from taskchain. The issue is I need several different taskchains, for new images, number of departments and groups. Each with a different software requirements.
    Causing additional work, making four different places for us to manage, MI, Scripts, Task Chain and imaging server with its own type of MI and Scripting..

    5 votes
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  18. .MST Upload in Managed Installation Detail Screen

    Its hard to believe that this isn't already in the system. I am aware I can set up a Scripted install to complete this, but wouldn't be better to just upload a .mst file and have the Managed Install handle the formatting of the install command?

    It could have a "Browse..." button to upload an .mst file when a .msi file is detected in the associated file section. Yes, two files will be associated to the install, but they can have the same name (ex: installme.msi and installme.mst). When the .msi file is deleted the other would be as well.…

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  19. Internal way to preserve the checksum of a managed install

    When updating a large .zip for managed installation, the checksum is removed when the file is placed in clientdrop (or when moved to the drop folder). When the installation kicks off, since the checksum of the file does not match the checksum the installation is expecting, the .zip is removed from the target PC. A Kace on-site implementation specialist had a brilliant idea: Use kdeploy -hash <filename> to determine the checksum. Then run a SQL query in the ticketing rules to apply that checksum to your .zip file. Worked perfectly. This could easily be included in the k1000 and would…

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  20. Show Connected when reviewing status of managed installs

    It would be great when you review managed installs to see why a machine did not install if the Connect icon showed. Connect and push now button would be great.

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