SDA (K2000)

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  1. Have media manager load local drivers

    instead of uploading the drivers to the smb in the appliance, just extract them to a folder locally and point the media manager to it.
    this will save time and also avoid samba concurrent connections issues.

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  2. System Deployment Appliance - Hyper V - 3 TB VDHX

    Please Provide a 3 TB Hyper-V VHDX for the K2000

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  3. Show "Alert" at top of screen New Drivers

    Popup or where we "alert" license expiry show a popup message when a new driver in the Dell Driver Feed gets updated for "Download and Install" Example, Dell Precision 5510 gets a new video driver update that I am maintaining, when I log into the console a popup at the top tells me it has a new update.

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  4. add pre-installtion task to capture name for Mac

    There are scripts to capture the name for a windows machine you are deploying via an onscreen prompt, but for Mac the only option is to have it grab the existing name of the machine. We join our macs to our domain, and we need to make sure the machines follow our internal naming convention especially for new machines. Add a pre-install task that grabs the existing name and prompts the tech to change it if they want like we do for windows!

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  Dainelle Samuel responded

    We have marked this item as complete because it has been addressed in previous releases. If there are further questions or alternative suggestions please feel free to submit another ticket.

    Many thanks!
    KACE Team

  5. Hide Scripted installed or System Images from KBE

    It would be nice to have the ability to "hide" certain images or scripted installs from within the KBE environment. We have images that only get used once or twice a year and our list of images is almost 100 so if you could "hide" them from the list our technicians wouldn't be able to select the old images.

    54 votes
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  6. 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!

    30 votes
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  7. 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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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed as Custom Deployments in 6.0.

  8. Storage upgrade ability on SDA and RSAs

    The only way to upgrade the storage on your SDA/RSA currently is to create a new one from scratch and import all your package backups (there is no full backup/export option to help either) to replace the old one. There are now 1Tb and 3Tb options available but current machines cannot be upgraded - surely this should be a feature.

    10 votes
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  9. Modify WIM Image files

    Provide the ability to browse and modify the files & folders in a WIM file from the web portal.

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  10. Migrate one SDA to another SDA

    Implement process to migrate one SDA to another SDA

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  11. Showing synced System Images/KBEs in RSA

    It would be much easier to see what is synced with RSA when they are listed in RSA dashboard itself.

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  12. Upgrade Multiple RSAs as Action from Remote Sites Screen

    When you manage multiple RSAs, it's a pain to upgrade all of them when you finish an upgrade of the master appliance.
    From the remote sites screen on the master appliance, you should be able to check the box next to multiple RSAs, and choose Upgrade Remote Site from the Action dropdown.

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  13. Windows Configuration Manager

    If we could use provisioning packages created with Windows Configuration Designer as a mid or post level task during deployment we could simplify our image creation and editing process. I also might bring a lot of extra functionality to the game.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/provisioning-packages/provisioning-install-icd

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  14. MTU adjustment

    Please add the ability to adjust MTU. It appears Kace appliances use the default 1500 mtu for ip4 connections. It seems most modern networks support well beyond this.

    The ability to adjust for our environments would have a huge impact on deployment times.

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  15. 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.

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion can be accomplished using the new Custom Deployments feature released in version 6.0.

  16. multicast

    Multicast supporting IGMP instead of PGM would be great.

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  17. 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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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed in version 6.0 as Task Groups.

  18. Configure charlie root (daily) 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 its '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.

    1. Modify 'from' address
    2. Modify Display Name
    3. Turn on/off email notifications
    4. Schedule charlie root emails (weekends, etc)
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    The information that was originally delivered via Charlie Root emails can now be found in the SDA logs as of 8.0.

    Further, with the new email notification system that arrived with 8.0, you can schedule emails that contain useful status and system information to be delivered to your inbox.

  19. Filter Installation Tasks

    since some companies could have a lot of post install tasks, it'd be nice to be able to search the tasks while adding them to the image and then be able to drag them with out leaving the screen search results. Scrolling through 300+ PITS is cumbersome.

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  20. Windows 10 Deployments

    I started playing around with Windows 10 Enterprise Pre-Release. I downloaded the AIK from here: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=526740

    The new version of Windows 10 can be found on Microsoft Technet or here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-enterprise-technical-preview

    The issue that I see at present is that the Dell Kace Deployment Application Client: MSHTA.exe will not run on the WinPE 10.

    However, a way to install 10 is to navigate to Y:\source_cds\9 (or the updated Windows 10 source CD) then run setup.exe

    This will at least install Windows 10. It isn't a work around, but at least it might Windows 10 a step closer to trying it…

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