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  1. 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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  2. Don’t copy the WIM to the local machine before deploying

    Don’t copy the WIM to the local machine before deploying.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Migrate one SDA to another SDA

    Implement process to migrate one SDA to another SDA

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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    8 votes
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  8. Transfer RSA captured images to other RSAs and/or main KACE.

    Thanks for adding the ability to capture images to RSA's, now please add the ability to transfer/sync those images between RSA's and the main KACE. Otherwise the ability to capture to RSA's is pretty limited/pointless.

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  9. 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.

  10. UEFI Secure boot

    UEFI Secure Boot.

    With the release of uefi pxe boots, we can now load images on our dell computers with much less interaction during the unbox. We are still forced to disable secure boot on all new systems before we can boot them.

    1. Secure boot is a prevalent security patch that negates boot malware from infecting systems. this alone should be reason for integrating secure boot loads

    2. all our equipment ships from dell with secure boot enabled under uefi, so I feel our Dell K2000 should be able to image Dell equipment out of the box without needing to modify…

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    Secure Boot is now Microsoft certified and included with SDA v9.0. Upgrade today! https://support.quest.com/kace-systems-deployment-appliance/download-new-releases 

  11. Improve CSV upload to set Hostnames

    It would be great to get Hostnames from a CSV import directly to the K2000 Device Inventory.

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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    14 votes
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  14. Ability to Deploy Large Applications as Post Install Tasks

    Currently the limit is 2GB I think for Post Install Task. Even with a work around of exporting, re-zipping and importing, the system does not support large applications such as Adobe CC. The only way around this is to run it from a file share.

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed in version 6.0.

  15. multicast

    Multicast supporting IGMP instead of PGM would be great.

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  16. Add SMB2 support for better performance

    The SMB2 protocol gives better performance than the NT1 protocol.
    The time and bandwidth used for copying the WIM file could be optimized with it.

    On "Samba 4.X" versions it is now the default configuration, but on 3.6.X it was needed to activate it by adding "max protocol = SMB2" in the "[global]" section of "smb.conf".

    The current Samba version on the K2000 is "Samba 3.6.12", so it would be great if you could either upgrade to "Samba 4.X" (the 3.X series is no more supported) or allow us to select the "max protocol" from a menu in the web…

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  17. 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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  18. Allow upload of an existing WIM

    If you have an existing WIM image which you want to deploy via the K2000, you need to manually apply it to a device then capture it from the KBE to get it into the appliance.
    The ability to upload an existing WIM direct to the K2000 appliance would be very useful. I suspect it would also make it more attractive for organisations to move from other imaging toolsets to KACE if they could deploy their existing WIM images through the K2000.

    33 votes
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  19. Add Powershell Script to Post-Installation Tasks

    Now that windows comes with Powershell installed. It would be nice to be able to add Powershell scripts as Post-Installation Tasks instead of having to zip them and run them with a batch file.

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  20. Under Scripted Install - match task drag box with avail tasks

    Under Scripted Install:

    When you drag avail tasks from the right column to the run tasks on the left column the drag window is to small.

    We have several avail post install tasks to the point where you must scroll up while dragging the task at the same time. I remember before that you could just drag any tasks from the right and drop it to the left without scrolling. Can you bring this ability back?

    In the attached picture I had to reduce the browser zoom to give you an idea.

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    System Deployment Appliance 4.1 (SDA/K2000) supports a drag box equivalent to the number of post install tasks available

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