SDA (K2000)

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  1. Ability to split images for FAT32 complliance

    An offline deployment from a usb stick is easy for windows 7 (non uefi machines) as they can boot from NTFS, which doesnt have the same limitations on file size as fat32.

    But due to UEFI, its only possible to boot a windows 8 machine from a FAT32 flash drive. Due to images being larger than the fat32 file size limit, offline deployments are difficult to perform.

    It would be nice to have a feature that, when capturing the image from a master device, to have the ability to span the image over multiple files. Being able to specify the…

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  2. 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.

  3. Theme support for the web interface or provide a way to restore the old interface color scheme

    The 5.0 reskin is a huge step back from the 4.x color scheme and is too bright for my old eyes.

    A way to change the colors for the web interface or just have the ability to swap to a dark theme would be great

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed in version 6.0.

  4. Ability to duplicate a Task Group

    Version 6.0 introduced Task Groups. Would be great if it went one step further and allowed us to duplicate task groups. I have many locations that use similar tasks for each deployment but vary slightly (such as time zone). Would be nice to be able to create one task group and then duplicate/modify just the tasks for each location rather than having to build a task group from scratch for each location.

    4 votes
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  5. Add SecureStartup from WinPE_OCs as option in KBE Manipulator

    It would be nice to not have to go through the manual process of adding this package for Bitlocker support. If this was one of the KBE Options in the KBE Manipulator, it would help a lot.

    3 votes
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  6. 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.

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  7. 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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  8. Ability to check / uncheck packages instead of dragging and dropping

    Ability to check / uncheck packages instead of dragging and dropping.

    I'm one of those guys that have ~100 post-install tasks in my scripted installs that all rely on being in that specific order.

    Some of these packages are huge in size and take a while to install (Oracle Client & Server, VS2015 / VS2017 etc) with a bunch of configuration being set. Ideally we want to test these packages beforehand.

    It would be a huge time win if I was able to check / uncheck packages from being executed.
    So I can skip the packages that are unnecessary for…

    2 votes
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  9. Reverse the defaulted sort of Date Completed column

    Is there any reason why the 'Date Completed' column within 'Progress>Manual Deployments' and 'Audit Log>Manual Deployments' can't be defaulted to sort with the latest deployment date at the top? As I monitor the success of the image deployments, I have to re-sort the column as the default view will always show the oldest deployment at the top. This would be a time saver and seems to make sense (at least to me). Thanks.

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  10. 10 GB compatibility with K2000

    Would be great for the K2000 OS to be able to support 10GB. I have noticed that since the the K2000 only supports up to 1GB, this severly limits how many machines I can image at once. I can only image around 8-10 machines at a time before I saturate the 1GB virtual NIC. All of my other VM's run at 10GB and I got the network to support it, would be great if the K2000 could as well. Thanks

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  11. Migrate one SDA to another SDA

    Implement process to migrate one SDA to another SDA

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  12. Make the isos non-windows work again!

    With the new version v4.1, ISOs not windows, uploaded KBE Manipulator, aren't loaded. Wimboot is defined as the only way to load KBEs.

    Adding a checkbox in KBE details webpage (a row in KBDB.IMINSTALLATIONSOURCE) to set/unset the specific KBE for using memdisk instead of wimboot can be a solution. After saving the KBE, it modify the ipxe menu in the way we want the KBE to be loaded.

    This checkbox status can also be use in the UEFI mode, for hiding the se specific KBEs entries from the ipxe menu.

    something like that

    • KBE with checkbox set as…
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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed in version 6.0.

  13. 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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  14. K2000 E-mail Notifications for Off-Board Package Transfer Backups

    It would be great to receive e-mail notifications when the Off-Board Package Transfer Backups are successfully completed and/or have issues.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    12 votes
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  19. 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.

  20. Improvement of Sysprep Creator for Windows 10

    It would be helpful to have more options with the Sysprep Creator to build a complete unattend file. Things under "Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" including "BluetoothTaskbarIconEnabled" and "DonNotCleanTaskBar" for examples. Encrypting the password would be great. Adding custom firstlogon commands. Among other things that would be helpful.

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