SMA (K1000)

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  1. When importing a CSV to the assets, if the date fields are empty, do not import them, since right now it will show a negative date

    Importing a CSV with assets that happen to have blank date fields will generate the dates as 1/1/-001 0:00. It would be cleaner if that entry remains blank after import or it sets up a wildcard date like 1/1/1980 for example.

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  2. Inventory KBOX

    The KBOX, real or virtual is a computer and an asset. It should have option of including itself in the computer inventory automatically.

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  3. Import "Annotations" from VmWare vCenter to "Notes" field

    We have lots of virtual machines in our environment and have done a lot of work describing them in the Annotation field in vCenter. If Kace could import the annotations into the Notes field (2-way would be best, but not expected) we would save a lot of clicking by having all info available in Kace as well (no need to open vSphere Client to check annotations for which user "owns" the VM etc).

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  4. Asset permissions based on type

    It would be nice to be able to create a custom asset type and assign management of that asset to user labels. For instance, if I have fleet vehicles and would like to give management of those assets to our fleet department, I could create a user label for the fleet department and grant that label permissions to manage the asset types related to the fleet assets.

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  5. Radial button to select duplicate detection method

    Option button to force appliance to use only KUID for duplicate detection on appliance instead of duplicate detection criteria

    Enabling the radio button would use only KUID for SMA to detect if it already exists in the assets. Option not enabled would use current detection method for duplicates.

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  6. "BIOS release date changed" is logged continuously

    A message is logged continuously in the device change history that the BIOS release date changed. Since this is only one change, it should be logged only once, not continuously.

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  7. When machines are P2V, delete firmware updates in DB

    SR Number:4358596

    We have machines that have been converted from physical to virtual machines in hyperv. When these machines were converted, they had outstanding firmware updates available. The machine inventory no longer shows the dell updates as being available. However, the firmware widget and the dell updates reports still show these firmwares as being available, because the data has not been removed from the DB.

    I feel the firmware update data should be removed from the database when system model = virtual machine, as the machine is no longer physical.

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  8. Customer wants to use the asset management for logistics.

    Customer has a few default items which are given to the users like headphones, cables etc.
    To keep in track of the items they want to have the option to scan it with the Go App (or search manually) and being able to choose how many parts are taken from stock so the amount is always trackable.

    If possible also a function when the stock amount drops below a treshhold that an email can be sent.
    This is all possible via custom ticket rules but should be possible for the default usage.

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  9. Please correct Apple & Microsoft "System Name" discrepancy

    As it happens, there is a discrepancy between how Kace manages Apple and Microsoft "System Names:"
    On a Windows machine, the "System Name" which Kace pulls in is truly the "System Name" on the device itself. This is really a computer-friendly hostname and any human-readable names are relegated to the "Description" field of the device.
    HOWEVER, on an Apple machine, the "System Name" that Kace pulls down is actually the Mac's human-readable "Computer Name." The Mac's true system name is actually the HostName (or actually, in most cases, the LocalHostName). These true system names do not seem to appear anywhere…

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  10. local users

    It would be fine to inventory local useres and groups of a device, to see what users have local admin rights to this mashine. It works with custom inventory rule but is not as nice as if it would be directly integrated.

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  11. Restrict users to only view there assigned computers

    It would be good if there is the ability to restrict users to only view there assigned computers in inventory view and in asset view. Furthermore only have the ability to change values for the assigned computers.

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  12. Asset Management (Purchases) - Purchase Grouping, More Fields, Reporting & More!

    Hello. I think it would be awesome if multiple items could be added to a Purchase. It would also be great if there were fields for taxes and fees. Also having a total column would help identifying purchases when it comes time to budget. Currently I do not see any reporting for purchases. As an IT Manager, it would be awesome to have the ability to run reports to see what you have spent with a specific Vendor for specific date range. What would take that even further is the ability to run a report for a location. Say our…

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  13. Inventory a standalone (non-network) kiosk type of Windows computer from a USB drive & upload the inventory through the K1000 web interface.

    To track assets as well as patch and bios version information for standalone (non-network) kiosk type of Windows computers in the K1000 it would be very useful to inventory such computer from a USB drive with an inventory executable & upload the inventory results via the K1000 web interface. It can be challenging to maintain inventory information (hardware, software, firmware versions) for devices that are never or almost never connected to a network. This would help prioritize asset security efforts by being able to see the inventory for such devices.

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  14. Log for deleted inventory

    It would be really helpful to create a log for all asset records that get deleted. The log should include if the record was deleted by the MIA deletion script versus by a user. If it was a user, list the user that deleted the record.

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  15. KACE should have the OOTB ability to search assets using various different asset attributes

    KACE should have the OOTB ability to search assets by various different attributes, for e.g. Serial#, Host name, User name, asset tag, etc. in the Asset Management module.

    Thank you!

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  16. Ability to map the user (owner) of an asset to the asset when importing

    When importing a csv file of assets, I need to be able to assign that asset to an existing user. To do this manually is very tedious and time consuming.

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  17. multiple nic

    My customer would like to be able to choose a network interface on an endpoint with multiple, NIC. Now we can see the list, but we can't choose which to use.

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  18. I would like to see the hardcoded "Assigned To" field available for every asset type for easier searching

    Computers have a hard coded "Assigned To" field that populates the last user that logged in. All other assets don't have this field so when searching it creates discrepencies. I'd like an "Assigned To" field that can be searched for all devices.

    As of now, if I search for a users name under "All assets" it only returns the PC
    If I search the users name under "monitors" it returns their 2 monitors.

    I would like a search under "All Assets" to return both the computer AND the monitors.

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  19. Asset import delete file after import

    The new scheduled asset import is great, but would be better if I could have the option to delete the file from the share/FTP site after it successfully imports the data.

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  20. View by > No Subtype

    Add the option for viewing inventory items that do not have a subtype. The Advanced Search seems to not have the ability to filter out devices with a subtype using the built in operators including RegEx. At least it doesn't in Inventory.

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