SMA (K1000)

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  1. Results of scripts that are scheduled should also be aggregated and "reported" like run now scripts

    When scripts are scheduled to be deployed at a later time, the results are not reported like scripts that are deployed using the "run now".

    Change the tab "Run Now Status" to "Scheduled/Run Now Status" and then report the results of scheduled script deployments there as well.

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  3. Run now status page for SCHEDULED Kscripts

    The run now status page is somewhat usefull, for Online kscripts that were run NOW. However, for scripts that are scheduled, you need to have a view to see their success failure rate.

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  4. Add the ability to verify a file/directory does NOT exist while scripting tasks.

    In the verify stage of scripting tasks, you can check if a file/directory does exist, but there is no option to verify that they do not. By providing this feature, it would be easier to deploy based on trigger files instead of always relying on the registry.

    80 votes
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  5. Option to Run Scripts at Inventory Check-In

    I would like to see the function added to be able to set a script to run when machines check-in for Inventory. This would be much like the way the Managed Installs work, instead of having to schedule the script, or monitor for when the machines check-in.

    69 votes
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  6. delete files uploaded to KBOX by script

    When files are uploaded to the KBOX by script, they are stored in 'inventory>computer selected>software>uploaded files' . There isn't an option to simply remove this uploaded file when it is of no more use. There should be a small 'X' next to the file name to remove this file at all times in case the IT administrator no longer needs said file.

    42 votes
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  7. Restart services and kill processes

    I would love it we could start, stop, restart, or kill processes and services directly from the appliance. The most common use I can see is to kill and restart a print spooler. The ability to remotely kill other "stuck" processes directly from the admin console would be really nice too!!

    41 votes
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  8. Increase character limit for Initial Message in Scripting

    It would be nice if we could get an increased character limit for the Initial Message window that's used to notify users before an Online Script is ran. It is currently much shorter than most message windows that can be created throughout the SMA.

    38 votes
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  9. desktop shortcuts

    Under scripting the crate desktop shortcut wizard should allow you to choose from a list of available icons to assign to the shortcut or to select your own custom shortcut icon.

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  10. Run a script in run now status with the logged in person running the script to find out who does what.

    today for check who executed a script we have to do this:
    - Settings › History › Object History > view by : Script and check the execution time and compare it with the "run now" status in : Scripting › Run Now Status.

    • then check who is the user who performed the task.

    • Would it be possible to have the user directly execute the script in the execution status of the script.

    36 votes
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  11. Kernel Extension (KEXT) Approval

    Please give us the ability to approve kernel extensions (KEXT) for macOS, via KACE. Since 10.13, High Sierra, KEXT approvals have gotten more strict. Now, I can't push software completely silently to my users. They have to approve/press ok when it pops up on their screen that something was blocked from running (me installing software).

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  12. Create a machine label from PCs that failed a script run

    If I do a script "Run Now" on all PCs in the organization, and a handful of those PCs fail, it would be nice to be able to build a machine label from that list of PCs so I can re run the script on just those PCs that failed to run the first time.

    24 votes
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  13. All Devices button

    Would like the ability to either:
    Remove the All Devices check-box entirely from the Scripting and Distribution section.
    or
    Make the All Devices check-box only available to specific "Roles" or specific Labels.

    The issue we have is that our Organization is a large multi-national company with around 40x offices all over the world.
    We chose to setup our Dell Kace K1000 (k1100) appliance wth a single ORG as it gives us a global view of all our corporate assets, along with a global view across multiple service desk queues within each office.

    We want ALL of our Admins to be…

    24 votes
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  14. Add Script Descriptions and Notes to Run Now

    When someone selects a script from the Run Now drop-down, it should show the description and and notes for that script.

    22 votes
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  15. Script Log enhancement - include output of launched programs

    When Scripting, I would like to be able to create more complex log files on the server (to be found in "Search Logs") that could record the output of a launched program. We can currently create complex log files locally on the machine but then would need to log into the machine to read them. 

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  16. Offline KScript "RunAs" option

    It would be nice to have an option to run an offline kscript as a specified user. As it is right now, I have to run the offline script and then call a second online script so that I can get the permissions needed from the Admin account.

    18 votes
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  17. Enable Task Chains to be run from or like Scripts Run Now

    We use Task Chains for complex multi step scripts and they work great but I would like to be able to security trim them by role so a user can execute a task chain without being able to edit the task chain.Basically the run now script functionality but select a task chain instead.

    18 votes
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  18. wait

    When scripting, it would be useful to have a pause/wait feature. Similar to the start /wait functionality in a batch file, this would be helpful in online kscripts.

    17 votes
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  19. Only Allow To Run Enabled Scripts

    The feature that makes it possible to execute only the scripts that are marked as enabled I would like to get back.
    It have worked previously but a while ago we noticed that this feature had been removed.

    We have some scripts that we save as disabled to be used as templates when creating new ones, we also have scripts disabled while creating them but now all our technicians can choose among these scripts in the Run Now tab. Which makes it possible that they send out corrupt/faulty scripts which might also creates errors for the users.

    Also, when creating…

    16 votes
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  20. Apply or remove manual labels as part of a script

    Add a 'New Step' option to apply a manual label, and another to remove a manual label.
    This would allow you to apply or remove different labels depending how you set up the script - so if part of a task was successful, or if remediation fails.
    One example would be if you had a script on a schedule set to run on a number of devices under a manual label. If the script is successful it could remove the device off the label so the next time the script runs it would not target that device.

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