SDA (K2000)

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  1. 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 →
    • 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.

      121 votes
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        under review  ·  5 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 →
        • 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.

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            under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 90 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              under review  ·  John KarabaicJohn Karabaic responded

              Boot Camp support is something we’re looking at. Please give us an idea of how important it is to you.

            • 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 Dell Diagnostics or memory testing

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

                77 votes
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                  10 comments  ·  Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  74 votes
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                    6 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.

                  • RSA as K1000 Replication Point

                    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 →
                    • 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…

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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.

                      • 66 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          under review  ·  John KarabaicJohn Karabaic responded

                          We’d like to improve schedulling and automated tasks across the board on the K2000.

                          I’m not as enthusiastic about supporting user state migration to non-K2000 storage. The advantage of the K2000 is that everything’s centralized. We already have export of user state in 3.3. If the problem is not having enough native storage on the K2000, we’ve heard that loud and clear.

                        • Detach the image media from the image deployment job

                          The idea is to have the same process for the Imaging that the scripted installation. Then the image captured will be stored in the media Library and not in the deployment image tab. To create an image deployment job, we will select the image in a dropdown list.

                          61 votes
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                            under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 52 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Custom Boot Images

                              Is it possible to:

                              Create a share on the KBox2000 called kbox_custom for people to add their own .img or .iso files too with the intention of developing a system which allows the booting of custom iso's and img files, ie floppy images for things like running asset tagging utilities.

                              Suggestions for making it work:

                              Because the method for booting the current iso’s seems to be through the pxelinux kernel, add a section where they can create their own boot strings and tack them onto the bottom of the boot menu.
                              Something like what I’ve depicted in the picture attached…

                              43 votes
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                                under review  ·  10 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)....

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                                • Migrate one SDA to another SDA

                                  Implement process to migrate one SDA to another SDA

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                                  • Block level imaging of systems

                                    We would like the ability to do block level imaging again. Unfortunately this ability was removed with the removal of the linux kbe in the newest K2000 release. So either implement your own program to do block level imaging or allow the customer to create a section in the WinPE environment where they can use 3rd party imaging programs like Acronis or Ghost. We had this ability when we bought Kace and now it was removed. If Acronis & Ghost can do block level imaging in WinPE, Kace should be able to do the same. This truly limits are ability…

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                                      under review  ·  3 comments  ·  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.

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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.

                                      • 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.

                                        • Add Entire Directories to Images

                                          Ability to not only create a directory as you can now and populate it one file at a time, but actually upload whole directories including their files into system images.

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