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  1. BIOS Change as a Preinstallation Task

    Have the ability to change the BIOS depending upon what the machine will be used for.

    ie Student WS: BIOS Password set, Boot to NIC first, Fast Boot on, WOL enabled, LowPowerS5 off, etc..

    81 votes
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      under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Adding a single SI/KI to multiple RSAs at one time

      If I create a new image and I want to sync that out to all my RSAs, it would be nice to have an option to add that item to sync to "selected RSAs" or "All RSAs" instead of having to add the image individually to each RSA, which is painful when you have 10+ RSAs.

      7 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        under review  ·  Alex Au YeungAlex Au Yeung responded

        As we look at a complete UX revamp next year, we’ll take many of these suggestions into consideration.

      • Slipstream Patches Into scripted Install

        It would be very beneficial to have the K2000 be able to slipstream MS patches similar to nlite/RT7lite with all current patches. Right now a Windows 7 sp1 Scripted install has 170 patches pending from MS.
        I see our K1000 as a maintainer of machines not an initial configuratior.

        71 votes
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          5 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          under review  ·  Alex Au YeungAlex Au Yeung responded

          We’re looking at this after we get more K1000 synchronization built into the K2000.

        • Be able to restore the K2000 database

          I just found out that you can not restore the K2000 database even though you can backup the K2000 database. I want to be able to have all my settings if there is a catastrophic failure with my server or just need to refresh the hardware. I have to recreate all my labels, users, Ldap authentication, all my general settings, date time settings, relink all of my RSAs and K1000.

          90 votes
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            under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Role-based access control (RBAC)

            Regulate access to various functionality based on user roles and permissions. This would include granular access to capabilities such as:

            - Logon to KBE
            - Access to specific production images
            - Server/workstation roles
            - Samba share access
            - Differentiate between access to deploy images, and access to log into connected machines as an admin.

            189 votes
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              under review  ·  25 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Capture Full Backup of SDA

              Currently, backups are only done if a change to the item being backed up has occurred. This is incremental behavior. We should have the option to specify this behavior (via checkbox, for example).

              What I would like is the ability to do a full backup of everything at will - scheduled or otherwise.

              An example of a problem arising from the current solution is this: empty the Restore share and then try to back everything up. You cannot. If you offload your backup and then lose it, you cannot make another full backup.

              Ideally, everything would be rolled up into…

              19 votes
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                under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Replication to RSA

                If we deploy an RSA to each location, why can't I use it as a K1000 replication point? Doesn't it make sense to use the RSA for this purpose as well as K2000 tasks?

                68 votes
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                  under review  ·  7 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to apply K1 labels from the K2 as postinstall tasks.

                  It would be beneficial to be able to leverage the label feature in the K1 at time of system deployment.

                  115 votes
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                    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Run scripts apart from image deployments or scripted installs

                    It would be nice to be able to run scripts (such as to configure BIOS, etc.) apart from a scripted install or image deployment. As it is we must have several deployments that have different combinations of scripts in the pre-install task area which makes things confusing and cluttered for our technicians when choosing which deployment option is appropriate. We have several image deployment options just for Windows 7 Ent. x64 alone; all of which take up space.

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                      0 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • template for images / Post-Installation Tasks

                      we are using several images with the same order of same post-installation tasks.

                      It would be great, if we could create a template with an order of post-installation tasks and attach the template to the images.

                      Background: When something has to be changed / Post-Installation task has to be exchanged, every image has to be changed manually.

                      When there would be a template for that, then just the template would have to be changed and all images which are using that template would get that change(s)....

                      36 votes
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                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Logical Installation task

                        Would like to see the k2000 have the ability to do logical installations based on chasis type. Such as desktop or laptops. There are applications that only need to be installed on a laptop and it would be great to automate that based on the type of chasis.

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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Start post install tasks manually on a client for testing purposes

                          It would be great to have an option to start the post install Task process on a test Client that has already the OS installed, so you don't have to run a full scripted install every time you want to test a postinstallation Task.

                          24 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            under review  ·  Ken GalvinKen Galvin responded

                            Thank you for your suggestion. I have put this in our product feature backlog. Please vote for this feature if you are interested so we can move it up the priority list. If a workaround is discovered, it will be posted here.

                          • Kace agent automatically install on the K2000 as a post install task when new updates come out

                            Wouldn't it be great if when a new agent update came out on the K1000 that you wouldn't have to manually update your post install task for the agent on the K2000.

                            7 votes
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                              under review  ·  Alex Au YeungAlex Au Yeung responded

                              We’re looking into extending the linking and integration abilities between a K1 and K2 and this would be one of the features we’d implement when that time comes.

                            • USMT

                              I think that the USMT feature of the K2 is very useful, however there
                              needs to be a way to push out the captured state independent of a SI. Something equivalent to the "Run Now" feature of a K1 script would be great!

                              8 votes
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                                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make Windows Share imaging hack a standard feature (non-RSA)

                                RSA deployment is not an option for our environment, so found this with the help of Gerald Mack (and Brian Collins)

                                http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/wim-storage-freeing-up-space-on-your-k2000-if-you-are-using-wim-s

                                Gerald also provided this DOS command which worked perfectly:
                                "net use t: /d && net use t: \\netshare\share /u:username password"

                                For those offices with small pipes, we load the local KBE via USB key, which we seldom need to update so that is perfect. Ultimately I feel the K2000 should have a function similar to the Replication Shares of the K1000. I believe this would be a major selling point for new customers.

                                12 votes
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                                  under review  ·  Alex Au YeungAlex Au Yeung responded

                                  We have some discussion about some exciting things that include parts of this suggestion, stay tuned!

                                • charlie root email

                                  Please allow the ability to customise the email sent from Charlie Root (K2000). At the moment it doesn't seem to be configurable. We want to change it's 'from' address, and the display name 'Charlie root' to something more meaningful. And make that email alert more configurable, like how often its sent, what to put in 'subject', etc.

                                  96 votes
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                                    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Driver Feed for Non-Dell systems

                                    Managing non-Dell systems with the K2000 can be hit or miss. you should be able to feed in drivers for non-dell systems, even without the other manufacturers support.

                                    Kace users could submit model specific driver packages to a temporary Kace FTP site, and Kace or other kace users could test and validate the drivers.

                                    Once validated, the drivers could be included in the driver feed library alongside the existing Dell systems.

                                    I have many great Lenovo notebook Driver Packages (T500, T510, T520, W520 etc...) I would love to share, but could use some working HP Desktop Driver Packages (like the…

                                    66 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      under review  ·  Alex Au YeungAlex Au Yeung responded

                                      Researching ways to integrate the ITNinja community, and this may be one of the big draws. We’ll look into it.

                                    • Automate the reboot count process

                                      Rather than having the xml answer file plug in the number of reboots, look for an automated way of calculating the reboots or count them as the system reboots and update status to know how many are still needed. Sometimes, I come up one short or one more than needed. Argh!

                                      23 votes
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                                        10 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        under review  ·  Ken GalvinKen Galvin responded

                                        This is under review and we encourage others to vote to move it up on the priority list.

                                      • 12 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          under review  ·  John KarabaicJohn Karabaic responded

                                          Can you flesh out the use case further for me? Give me some examples of what kind of SI’s you’d do, the pre- and post-install tasks, etc.

                                        • Adding Dell Diagnostics or memory testing

                                          Add Dell Diagnostics or memory testing to the KPE recovery options.

                                          77 votes
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