SDA (K2000)

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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.

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  2. Peer to peer deployment

    It could be useful when the network configuration is not multicast compliant to use a peer-to-peer protocol (bitorrent) to deploy images.

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    under review  ·  Ken Galvin responded

    Thank you for your suggestion. This has been added to the feature request list. We encourage others to vote as we use this input for prioritizing our release plans.

  3. Dell - Post_install task folders?

    Dell, what about visual post-installation task folder? I would like to group tasks into individual folders, then apply a particular task folder to a particular image. Help me out!

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  4. 2 Factor authentication

    Would be nice to have a 2 factor authentication , as the kace 1000 and 2000 contains important information and detailed inventory

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  5. Change resolution on UEFI KBE

    With the upcomming of great resolution screens for example the Dell XPS 13 2015.
    Which has a resolution of 3200x1800 on a 13 inch screen, the text font is very small, which makes it hard to read.
    So the posibility of changing the resolution before the KBE booted up would be a great thing!

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  6. Prompt for Post install tasks during image processing

    It would be nice to have the ability to get a prompt to come up and ask what other post install tasks need to run during the image process.

    Use case: when a machine gets an image deployed, and on certain machines have a prompt come up and have any additional tasks be checked off to run after the OS is installed.

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  7. 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.

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  8. Ability to capture image of running server from within Windows.

    Ability to capture image of running server from within Windows, this would be really helpful for capturing an image of a server that we are unable to shutdown. Most server as running live and it is almost impossible to shut them down for any length of time to capture an image of our SQL server with all the drives.

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  9. Set a specific boot environment for each automated deplyment

    When I switch between using a Windows 7 and Windows 8 scripted installation, I have to go and change the default boot environment (between WinPE-3 and WinPE-5) in the settings. It would be nice if the boot environment could be specified as part of the automated deployment.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. Rename computers via Systems Inventory

    Create the ability to rename computers as a post task via the match of the mac address and system name within the system inventory. Right now one needs to maintain a flat file via WSName.

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  13. Reboot client PC for imaging

    When scheduling a label of machines (e.g. a classroom of about 50 computers) to automatically install an image adding the ability (ideally via a checkbox) to automatically restart those machines so they can begin imaging. Some machines may not want to be restarted immediately that is why optionally would be great.

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  14. Multiple images on one usb stick

    the download to usb bootable is great. but with a 64gb usb stick it could store a bunch of images. All multiple images to be written to the same usb stick. Then create a very simple menu that prompts the user for which image to deploy.
    Could have the install to usb installer create a simple inventory file to record which images on are the usb and in what folder, then simply build the menu from it.

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  15. 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.

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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.

  16. Add a Patch Feed for scripted imaging just like the drivers feed

    Add a patch feed that you can subscribe to MS patches, adobe patches firefox ect and then apply patch feeds to scripted images so your images always come off the bench with the latest patching.

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    under review  ·  Alex 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.

  17. Dualboot Windows/Linux + grub

    Hello,

    I would like to know when it will be possible to create k-Aother images or image format that will manage the Windows / Linux dual boot + Grub. or at least the possibility of an image Creation repeating the entire hard drive (Whatever the grub partition and above)

    Thank you in advance.
    Regards

    Christophe
    Ecole Centrale de Lille - IG2I
    France

    15 votes
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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    This would require expanding our integrated support for Linux platforms, so we’ll keep this in mind.

  18. Add support for Dell ImageDirect images

    We have a set of Windows images on Dell's ImageDirect site that would be nice to upload over to the K2000, either from the site, or via ISO files.

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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    In the future, we may have a much tighter integration with Dell factory processes, where you can use your K2000 as a ‘Dell-Factory-in-a-Box’

  19. 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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  20. Have Host Name displayed in the Systems Inventory when you boot a pc to the KBE

    I am deploying Windows 7 on pc's that currently have Windows XP.
    They XP machines have never been booted in the Kace 2100.
    I am hoping for a solution that when I boot a existing domain pc into the KBE that the Host name would appear with or with out the IP address.
    (Right now I have hundreds of PC's to deploy and I am labeling the Host Name Manually for the IP address)

    Also If you did not have a hostname for the pc yet because It is a brand new workstation. Once a Image or Scripted Install is…

    7 votes
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