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  1. 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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  2. Initiate a deployment from the client

    I would like to be able to configure a deployment from a client computer in an automated way for a new computer:
    * with autopilot installation of the Kace agent
    * the kace agent :
    * install a local kbe
    * configure a deployment
    * reboot the computer on the local kbe and start the deployment.

    Maybe the use of a token like for the SDA could be used to validate the request.

    1 vote
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  3. Disable "capture image" option from RSAs

    We should have a option to disable or hide the "capture image" from RSAs. For security reasons, we do not need other RSA locations to create their own images. Plus, since Kace already has issues capturing devices from RSAs (if not linking them by IP address), then the image fails and we're unable to delete the failed image from both the RSA or the SDA. We just recently had this issue and had to submit a ticket for Quest support to fix it via tether.

    4 votes
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  4. Add support for NAC

    Add support for NAC

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  5. 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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  6. Better RSA sync scheduling - mimic SMA days/hours

    Many of my RSAs are in locations that have VERY limited hours I can use max bandwidth. Why can't there be a calendar setup like the SMA where I can specify what hours of what day of the week sync'ing can occur? I have to manually start/stop sync'ing as there's not enough granularity in scheduling the sync. Why can't we have the low/high bandwidth settings just like the SMA? I spend WEEKS, not hours trying to sync my RSAs.

    3 votes
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  7. Allow you to select a task group before from the KBE deployment UI

    It would be nice to be able to select a WIM and then have the option to select what task group you would like to use right from the KBE, so instead of having 10 WIMs you can just have 1, then a dropdown offering the task group.

    3 votes
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  8. Have the possibility to create a bootable usb key for Ubuntu / Linux OS ?

    As is the case for Windows pre-boot environments, being able to create bootable USB keys for Ubuntu / Linux OS.

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  9. Highlight KACE Default-Tasks in Library

    Per default, several pre-installation, mid-level and post-installation tasks exist on the SDA. When you start adding more tasks, it quickly becomes confusing which tasks belong to KACE and which are self-created.
    I think it would be great if they were visually distinguished. At a glance, you would be able to see your tasks and the ones from KACE.

    6 votes
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  10. Auto PXE boot devices

    Coming from WDS, there was an ability to respond to all devices, known or unknown, with different PXE boot policies:

    Require users interaction pressing F12
    ALWAYS CONTINUE PXE BOOT
    Continue to PXE unless user presses ESC
    Never PXE boot

    I could then limit the response to a specific subnet/IP range. And because of it's rather reasonable price, I could easily spin up different WDS servers in different networks. I would really like to see the same with the K2.

    In my own environment, when unboxing new equipment, we have a designated VLAN for staging and imaging devices. It would be…

    4 votes
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    Thank you for this feature request!

    It would be interesting to see how this idea plays out not just for the SDA but for any connected RSAs as well. You’re correct with the risk assessment, and we’ll need to incorporate that into our discussions as we review this.

  11. Verify HDD Space Adequate When Using Media Manager to Create KBE

    I ran into an issue when creating a KBE that I didn't have enough local hard drive space. There was no error message or any sort of info to pinpoint that was the problem.

    It would be helpful if it could do a preliminary check upon opening or before attempting to create the KBE. Even if it was as simple as "must have at least 5GB free space before continuing."

    3 votes
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  12. "Smart" Labels

    I was excited when Labels were introduced to the K2/SDA. In using them, though, they have not been as useful as I initially expected. The problem is they are not "Smart". I would like to see a Smart Labeling ability added like what is available in the K1/SMA.

    I know that the implementation would be a little different, as the SMA applies labels during inventory which the SDA doesn't do. A thought would be to make them saved searches instead of Smart Labels in the SMA since. Adding Advanced Search capabilities and then saving the searches so they can be…

    1 vote
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  13. SDA data visibility outside of appliance

    The SMA (K1) has the ability to query and view all kinds of information using SQL, API, and the KACE GO app. I would like to see this same kind of visibility added to the SDA. When imaging a batch of computers, I'm not always able to sit there and make sure everything works. Using my phone to log into the SDA web interface is very cumbersome. Making this information more readily available and easier to access on the go would be a big benefit.

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  14. Get KUID from the SMA for an existing machine

    Have a pre-install task that will allow you to select an existing device from the SMA to apply the KUID as a post install task. When imaging an existing device with a new HDD/SSD the SDA has no KUID to grab so when the agent is installed it thinks the device is a new device. This causes an issue of having multiple assets that should be the same device asset.

    10 votes
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    Thank you for this feature request!

    It sounds like some additional review is needed in the product’s capacity after the SMA/SDA are linked. We will review this request and determine its place within our product backlog.

  15. 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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  16. Show estimated time for WIM to be copied from host

    I upgraded from version 5 to 7.1.94 this week and imaged for the first time and was surprised and dismayed at the same time. I like the image progression bar addition but before you had an estimated time that it would take for the wim file to be copied from the host. I know roughly how long it takes from imaging many different PC's. The image progression bar sits a 0% the entire time that the wim is copying from the host. having a timer or another progression bar showing the progression/time remaining for copying the wim would be immensely…

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  17. Option to not auto-select all profiles for migration on manual deployments and ability to auto-cleanup scanstates on server after X days.

    We have been having storage capacity and clutter issues with USMT scan states uploaded to our K2000. 90% of these have been migrated because the K2000 selects all profiles for migration by default and my peers will quite often zip through this without de-selecting profiles not needed. This will result in a lot of garbage data being captured as well as create duplicate local user accounts and profiles. This can form in to a very long list that takes up a lot of space that we have to manually clean up on each of our RSA(s).

    Would it be possible…

    4 votes
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  18. enable / disable a post install task from executing

    if one has the same post install task in 10 scripted images, be able to enable / disable them all at once. for example, a new post install task needs to be created; however, the implementation date is unknown. I can add the task to the 10 scripted images - at my leisure, then when i need to enable the task - it is one click. Be able to enable / disable a task from executing

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    Thank you for this feature request!

    It’s interesting to consider the prospect of viewing the details of a PO task and seeing all the deployments to which it’s linked. With that view available, one could execute an action en masse rather than individually.

    We will review this request and determine its place within our product backlog.

  19. Driver Feed - automate install into appliance of models in inventory

    You guys have an inventory of device "model" for network booted devices. It would be great if there was an option where this information could be used to automatically enable/install Dell Driver Feed drivers into the SDA. With options of drivers for which OS (i.e. I only want windows 10 x64 drivers), and some kind of threshold option (like maybe 3 same model in inventory before auto enabled/installed).

    Inversely maybe an additional option to delete drivers when there are 0 of the model/s in the SDA inventory (maybe in a specified period).

    3 votes
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    Thank you for these feature requests!

    These sound very interesting. The retention concept for drivers that aren’t needed sounds great.
    We will review these further and determine their place within our product backlog.

  20. Ability for sysprep creator to run custom powershell files before sysprepping or select custom unattend answer file.

    I Like the Sysprep Executor utility as it's fairly intuitive and user friendly when it's being ran prior to a capture, it however has a few barriers preventing me from using it.

    • Custom Unattend answer file.

    I have a few answer files created manually in WSIM as use a few settings that are not available in the Sysprep Creator menu, would it be possible to add an option to sysprep creator to select an unattend XML file instead of generating one via the menu options?

    • Support for custom .bat,.cmd or .ps1 files prior to capture.

    I have a script that…

    4 votes
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