SMA (K1000)

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  1. Agent autonomy

    Program agents so that they queue directives, schedules, and tasks from management appliance. The agents will use this information to work without the direct control of the K1000 so they can carry out said directives, schedules, and tasks in the event the K1000 is unavailable.

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  2. Include common hash values for executables in software inventory

    These values can be useful for quickly grabbing a hash value and comparing it from those in threat intel feeds or other security tools. Especially when getting hashes from installed software to blacklist in other tools.

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  3. View agent logs (patch & install) in the Kace admin interface

    View agent log (at least patch & install) in the Kace admin interface.

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  4. Create x64 agent so the correct version of PowerShell is run

    In order to run PowerShell correctly on x64 Windows OS I have to remember to use c:\windows\sysnative\windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe. This should be transparent to me, and will probably fix a large number of issues through the userbase for people who are running PowerShell scripts on x64 and x32 machines. It'll work for the x32 machines, but not for the x64 machines. It can't be THAT hard...

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  5. Built-in MonitorInfo capabilities

    As an admin, I would like to be able to view more detailed info about my monitors via Kace SMA inventory.

    As a workaround, I can use the following tool MonitorInfo:

    https://www.itninja.com/question/k1000-how-to-get-monitor-s-model-and-serial-number

    However, having this level of detail without extra work would save me time, as well as having it provided possibly across Windows/Mac/Linux

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  6. Regular Auto Update of Agents Regardless of Version

    I can think of no good reason why an older version of the KACE agent shouldn't be automatically updated, and now that the latest version will not talk to v6.x we are stuck updating 100+ machines manually (uninstalling/reinstalling) where the Group Policy Tool isn't getting it done. Please cause the K1000 Code to reach out and auto update all agents to the latest version, on a regular basis, regardless of version. In the case of the ports being mismatched it could connect on port 443 to get the upgrade done and nothing else. Also the agents should not reboot the…

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  7. Allow ability to customize agent size

    We would like to be able to customize the size of the agent on the computer.
    It would also be nice to be able to use HTML tags to customize the font to add importance to the notification.
    Lastly it would be nice to be able to display a different message on the final prompt before reboot to notify users to save their work as the computer has reached the last reprompt interval and will be forced to reboot.

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  8. Detect per user installs

    Some software installs only for the current user to avoid needing admin rights. It would be great if the agent could detect that and list it with the rest of the software, maybe by adding (username) at the end of the description to indicate it is only for one user.

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  9. Agent Installer MSI - account for file name additions

    The MSI for installing the agent embeds the target server name in the msi filename. When downloaded using a browser, the browser may add a number such as (1) etc to the filename, when the user attempts a "fresh" download. This corrupts the installation, resulting in a SILENT configuration failure. The agent installs, services run, but the agent never reaches the server.

    Please consider adding code to the installation process so that it discards text before AND AFTER a proper hostname in the filename when configuring the agent.

    I understand that this suggestion was made and rejected 6 years ago.…

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  10. Multiple agent logos for different labels

    Right now it is possible to enable a custom logo on the agent kuseralert-popup.

    Multiple orgs can have different logos there.

    But sometimes there are machines in the same org which need different logos:
    For instance:
    The same company but different locations.
    Each location needs its own logo but does not need an own org (since the remaining stuff like MI and Scripts are 1:1 the same, also the same team but for some reasons they should have a different logo)

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