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  1. Basic SNMP configuration...

    Basic configuration, such as system location or system contact, for SNMP is not available to the end user. Many SNMP monitoring tools pull this information and map devices using this information. This information can be provided in the /usr/local/etc/snmpd.conf however the end user can not edit this, so options might be to allow this information to be added in the konfig stage of the install or when going into the Security Settings/General Security Settings and putting a check mark in Enable SNMP Monitoring other fields can open (besides SNMP Community String) for syscontact and syslocation. Once saved this information can…

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  2. Sync images captured on RSA to SDA

    Version 5 finally allowed users to capture images to the RSAs. We're on version 6.1 now and are still unable to sync/replicate those images back to the SDA. In K-12 education, we use shared images across all our sites. The ability to capture images anywhere is great, but what's the point if you can't share that image with the rest of the sites? We have 23 RSAs. Being expected to export/import these images is absurd.

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  3. Support for PVSCSI boot disks to improve disk performance

    Support for Para Virtual SCSI boot drives for disk performance

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  4. USB Image Encypted

    When creating a USB Image, have the data encrypted. This will protect sensitive passwords from being exposed. In the event the USB Stick is lost.

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  5. USB Image Encypted

    When creating a USB Image, have the data encrypted. This will protect sensitive passwords from being exposed. In the event the USB Stick is lost.

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  6. quick action buttons in the user console

    We need to be able to create more than one button on the Service Desk User Console (currently quick action button). Would like to be able to create two, direct the button to the appropriate Q and be able to modify the text on the buttons

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  7. Detect which "Source Media" and which KBE "Is actually in use"

    In a bigger environment it happens that multiple administartors are creating KBEs and injecting Source media. After a while that gets messy and needs a cleanup, but Kace does not offer any option to easily identify which are in use and which are just left overs. There is a marker for "default" but that is all. Would be really helpful to see "used" or "unused" Source Media or KBE.

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  8. Enable to "kill" a blocking sync task

    We have been facing a lot of situations where the sync queue was hanging and therefore the whole appliance is useless as nothing can be done anymore. This always requires calling the support which causes workload for the support, the customer and wasting time, cause the only thing Support will do is kill the hanging process. If there would be a "button" to kill the "current hanging" task it would be beneficial.

    Example: RSA replication hangs because of new version has been installed but no version check, if the "nightly sync" task hits that rsa the whole queue is stuck…

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  9. Split task queues for replication

    Please make the "nightly sync" queue run multiple RSAs in parallel, or at least adjustable. We are running 200 RSAs and if one of them for whatever reason is blocking delaying the sync the whole queue gets into a backlog. Then it is hard to get it synced without manually interacting and canceling and pushing multiple RSAs at once.

    As it is possible to run multiple syncs manually triggered in parallel it should not be a big deal to also make that work for the build in queues.

    Same applies at days when we need to inject new drivers intro…

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  10. Add an additional column in the "Deployment progress" view to be able to identify the machines.

    Add an additional column in the "Deployment progress" view to be able to identify the machines. Right now its just possible to show the "Name", "Deployment", "Deployment Type" and "Date Started".

    In a big envrioenment (we have 14k+ clients and 200 sites) this is completely useless as multiple installations starting at the same day and the list is showing the same "names" just the time is different. By adding the IP and Mac address (both values are available at that point already) would significantly help to identify the correct machine which needs to be monitored.

    Easy implementation and a great…

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  11. Auto Update of Driver Feed

    Add a Check Box to download and install new updates when checking for drivers under driver feed, or add a function to automatically check and down new drivers Daily, Weekly, Monthly.... etc...

    It is a pain having to click on each model and then download the driver manually.

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  12. Add Username to eligible Appliance Logs

    Currently if a user updates the SDA (K2000) version, the Appliance Upgrade Log only has the date and time of the update. There is no way to see who started the process.

    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:22 EST 2019] [notice] XXX Begin K2000 Server Update to 6.1.251 from 6.0.425
    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:22 EST 2019] [notice] XXX===========================================================================
    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:22 EST 2019] [notice] Removing backup 5.1.84_backup.sql.0.gz
    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:22 EST 2019] [notice] Removing old database backups
    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:22 EST 2019] [notice] kbox_upgrade:: NOTICE: Running kbox_upgrade.php part 1
    [Mon Jan 7 19:54:21 EST 2019] [notice] kbox_upgrade:: NOTICE: Starting…

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  13. Email notification on job completion

    As an admin, I would like to be able to get an email notification when an image or scripted install job completes, as well as what the outcome of the job was (successful/failed/partial).
    IN addition to success/failure status, it would be nice to have a link to the log file if it did file to see why a job failed.

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  14. Undo the progress bar change in 6.1

    Ever since 6.1, when deploying an image we just get a red bar that constantly scrolls. In the older versions it was an actual progress bar that showed which files were being copied and estimated time remaining. This is useless as a progress bar because if a deployment is taking a long time, we don't know if it's just slow, how long is left, or if something is wrong. Terrible design, please go back to the way it was, or give an option.

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  15. Enhance the KACE appliance to run VMWare in thin provisioned mode

    Currently the appliance only is supported on VMWare on thick provisioned, can the system be adjusted to use thin provisioning instead so I don't have to tie up unused disk space?

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  16. Ability to remove Images captured on an RSA from the main appliance

    We can now upload to RSA's but have to get support to remove failed images.

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  17. Can we include a delayed reboot option?

    During post installation tasks processing even after a successful completion we may need delay before Kace engine reboots the computer especially if its the last task.

    For instance, I have a .bat file that pulls an installation from the internet the Kace appliance will move onto the next task or reboot before it finishes.

    Adding a timeout /t 30 will not delay the reboot.

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  18. Give the ability to select pre-build groups

    Instead of picking an image file that has tasks assigned to it, give the ability to create Build Groups where you select the image and applications to be installed. Right now its static, if you want to use the same image but different programs you have to duplicate the image and assign a different set of applications tasks to it. This takes away from usable drive space. It would be easier to build the deployment groups that calls a certain image and application groups.

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  19. Enable option to import K1000 Scripted Installs

    Enable option to import K1000 Scripted Installs in addition to the existing option of importing Managed Installs. I find the scripting option more flexible and tend to write most installs with scripts. Unfortunately I am currently unable to import these scripted installs into the K2000.

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  20. syslog

    Provide an option to send syslogs to a server (like a SIEM). I see it is planned for the next major release of the SMA. Is the same feature schedule for SDA?

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