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  1. Replication window for RSAs

    Some of our sites are on low bandwidth data connections. Trying to sync multiple RSAs takes days as the syncs do not happen concurrently. As these tasks queue up, I am unable to do other K2000 tasks, such as driver feed updates, upload images, or recaching of drivers. If we could have a window for replication similar to the K1000 replication to network shares, this would improve efficiency in our environment and ensure our RSAs are more up-to-date.

    275 votes
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  2. 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.
    272 votes
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    planned  ·  30 comments  ·  New Features  ·  Admin →
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  3. 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.

    161 votes
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  4. 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.

    160 votes
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  5. 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.

    146 votes
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  6. 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.

    121 votes
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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

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

  7. Deploy Windows Updates automatically after postinstallation tasks

    It would be nice if the K2000 would also manage Windows Updates (like the K1000) to deploy them automatically as postinstallation Task.

    77 votes
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    under review  ·  John 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.

  9. 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.

    58 votes
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    under review  ·  Ken 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.

  10. Object History tracking for security auditing

    The KACE SDA currently has no way to audit changes made to any imaging-related objects, including:

    • KBEs
    • System images
    • Pre/Mid/Post install tasks
    • Task Groups

    Coupled with the "all or nothing" approach to permissions in the SDA, this creates an information gap that results in a security concern: how do you know what object or setting change was made, when it was made, and who made it?

    Consider the worst case scenario: a disgruntled SDA Admin on their final day at the company adds a malicious script or application to a post-install task.

    The risks that come with the current model:

    57 votes
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  11. Allow option to choose which driver feed models to sync to RSA instead of all drivers downloaded on K2

    Allow user to either choose to sync all driver feed items from the K2000 appliance or instead not sync those files and make the Remote Site Appliance Driver Feed available to choose specific models to download drivers to the RSA.

    41 votes
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  12. Loading bar of image deployment on target device

    On Targert device add a loading bar to check the in order to see where the image is deployed, the technician deploying the image may not be able to see the web interface of the appliance to check the progress status.

    For exemple : 0% ----------------- to 100 %
    just displays the percentage to copy from the image for example.

    40 votes
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  13. 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…

    39 votes
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  14. Join multicast session from KBE

    Right now, there doesn't appear to be a way to join a multicast session from the KBE. This would be very helpful if we get a new shipment of PCs in, and set them all up. Then, we just tell the K2 to start the session and wait for 30 clients. This way we don't need to harvest mac addresses before hand... We can just deploy.

    37 votes
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  15. Improved RSA Administration

    With 100's of RSAs deployed, changes to the configuration of a single typically results in hours of work--login to RSA, change configuration, rinse/repeat.

    Ideally, I'd like one or more administrative templates that would allow me to control common settings (e.g., proxy, authentication, admin password, NTP, etc.)

    I'd also like to script the reboot of a remote site appliance (think quarterly maintenance reboots). Currently, this process is administratively cumbersome even when performing reboots of each RSA (guest) via vCenter.

    27 votes
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  16. Dynamic MAC & Host Name querying between K1000 & K2000

    Auto-populate Host Name of machines in K2000 System Inventory via K2000 query of MAC address in K1000 Computer Inventory.

    17 votes
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    under review  ·  John Karabaic responded

    Ways to unify the identity of machines on the K1000 and K2000 are on the roadmap, and some have been implemented in 3.3. Unclear if MAC address is reliable enough to assure identity, what with ARP issues and the like, but we’re looking at ways to make integrated appliances work better together.

  17. Different boot manager password for each RSA

    Currently, you can specify a "Boot Manager Password" on the K2000 and it is used on every RSA. I'd like to have different passwords for each RSA. Maybe on the K2000 under Deployments > Remote Sites > (select the RSA) then have a checkbox to override the default "Boot Manager Password" and enter it there.

    17 votes
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  18. Custom Columns in Deployments area

    Allow customers to change the width of existing data columns, add custom columns with pre-existing fields (i.e. date created, last date modified, last date used), and remove columns that customer does not need or want (i.e. hostname) all within the Deployments area of the K2000.

    This would great help the organization of images, and the quick viewing of information for image rotation, updating, statistics, etc.

    15 votes
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  19. Single Sign On - To match K1000

    We are using SSO on the K1000 since it was released. However it broke the linking between the K1000 and the K2000. After several tickets it was decided the problem is the K2000 does not have a SSO option.

    Not sure why that is the kace (see what I did there...lol) but it really should support SSO at the console.

    14 votes
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  20. 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.

    13 votes
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    planned  ·  Dainelle Samuel responded

    We agree! This is great feature and the team is working diligently to get it into a future release. Stay tuned for more details.

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