SDA (K2000)

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  1. Include Ability to Expand Offboard Storage

    Currently, using a Virtual K2000 appliance, it is impossible to expand the offboard storage disk once created - the only way to give yourself more storage is to put the files back onboard, delete the offboard disk, and then re-create, moving the files back over again.

    It'd be better if we could just expand the disk in our virtual environment, then ask K2000 to 'rescan' the disk and have the ability to expand into the space.

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  2. Deployment log report date format and XLS export?

    The ability to export as an XLS format for deployment logs would prove very useful particularly if the date and time fields kept the date/time format, at present we have a long process to convert to date/time to create useful reports.

    3 votes
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  3. Add Samba shares to SDA

    We have a SMA at our main site, and SDA's at each of our remote sites. It seems like it would be a natural solution to allow creation of Samba shares on our SDA's to act as replication shares for our SMA, but from what I understand, this is not supported by KACE.

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  4. Ability to create package bundles

    I currently have around 11 Task Sequences (Image Workflows) within MDT.
    One of the features within MDT that I've been relying heavily upon to reduce overheard when making changes to workflows is using package references.
    This allows me to create package bundles of items common to multiple images in a single location opposed to having to update each workflow.
    This is especially useful when changes such as introducing new applications is done.

    We primarily utilize a thin imaging workflow where most systems receive the same Wim containing Windows and MS Office + updates then package installation and configuration is done…

    3 votes
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  5. Allow RSA's to run network scan and transfer results to K2 appliance

    Allow RSA's to run network scan and transfer results to K2 appliance

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  6. Ability to schedule boot actions on Deployments > automated deployments > functional (MAC address and IP address)

    Ability to schedule boot actions on Deployments > automated deployments > functional (MAC address and IP address) without the need to create a boot action in the details of an image or a scripted installations.

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  7. Mount System Images as a Virtual Disk (VHD) for Editing

    Whilst improving the access to images stored on the K2000, being able to actually access them as a mounted virtual disk (VHD) within Windows would be a huge improvement.

    We have, in the past, used the K2000's automated rules to discreetly backup a user's machine overnight to ensure we don't lose data. Being able to mount that file as a VHD within Windows would enable us to treat it like any other disk and use K2000 as a unified backup/deployment solution.

    Even if this is a case of having a location on the KBOX where we can manually select the…

    4 votes
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  8. default task group

    With the introduction of task groups in 6.0, I would like the ability to mark a task group as a default. So when I capture a new image, that task group is automatically applied to it.

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  9. Have the "SMA Agent" post-install task pull the installer directly from the \kbox\client share.

    Have the "SMA Agent" post-install task pull the installer directly from the \kbox\client share. As it is now, the SDA user/manager must manually upload the SMA agent to the SDA's post-install repository, and remember to update it when the SMA's share gets updated with a new client. If the SDA pulled directly from the SMA's share, we wouldn't have to worry about keeping the installers in sync.

    6 votes
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  10. bios

    Ability to add a BIOS upgrade as a post install task that doesn't result in an endless boot BIOS update loop.

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  11. Direct editing of USMT XML files

    In order to capture and deploy some of the custom data we have we need to modify the miguser and migapp xml files for the USMT tool. It would be nice to be able to edit this directly on the appliance.

    3 votes
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  12. Custom Schedule to Export Packages

    Could we have more options for the schedule export of packages? We are looking at schedules such like:
    A. on a monthly schedule i.e. the last day of the month or 15th of the month
    B. biweekly

    I understand that the ability to create a custom schedule is available on the K1000.

    Thank you.

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  13. KBE driver pack install

    Have the KBE Driver packs available for install right from the appliance. Just click a button and then download and install.

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  14. PC-to-PC Imaging

    In a classroom/lab environment, it would be helpful to image a PC from perhaps the one next to it, instead of doing a "fresh" image. Another machine in the same classroom/lab would already have any running updates or changes made since the last image, without having to start from scratch.

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  15. Add a widget on Dashboard to show whether scheduled sync to RSA(s) failed or was successful.

    Add a widget on Dashboard to show whether scheduled sync to RSA(s) failed or was successful, maybe have a widget to show the status of all scheduled operations. Would be nice to know if something failed without having to wade through logs or submenus.

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  16. PXE Boot supporting 802.1x authentication

    It appears PXE 3.0 is capable of supporting 802.1x authentication.
    Many networks utilize radius authentication to control users and VLANs. This is an issue with the current K2000 PXE since there is no option to provide credentials. I suggest an option be added to insert a username and password into the undionly.kpxe and ipxe.efi so that PXE Boot can authenticate.

    8 votes
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  17. Delete USMT user state after successful deployment or on timer

    Just paint this picture: 300+ Win 7 Clients are to be upgraded (scanstate, wipe+load, loadstate) to Win 10 using the SDA (and build in tasks). The list of possible user states to restore will be to long to click "Start Installation" after three or so upgrades.

    Suggestion: Mark USMT user state as to be deleted after a successfull restore. On timer (once per night?) delete marked user states.
    Possible plus: Add a checkbox to the USMT user state's details page: "Don't cleanup"

    3 votes
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  18. Credentials Management

    K1000 has a Credentials Vault, could we also add Credentials Management to the SDA k2000, so that scripts or other scripts don't have hard coded username and password in post install task.

    Credentials Management or a password vault for Post and PRE task would be great.

    Thanks.

    7 votes
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  19. NAS accessible through a Virtual K2000 appliance

    It would be useful if there is the ability to connect a NAS to enable offboard storage when using a Virtual K2000 appliance. The option to add a virtual disk is not always viable due to enterprise storage and the costs involved with such storage

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  20. Role-based access control (RBAC)

    Regulate access to various functionality based on user roles and permissions. This would include granular access to capabilities such as:

    • Logon to KBE
    • Access to specific production images
    • Server/workstation roles
    • Samba share access
    • Differentiate between access to deploy images, and access to log into connected machines as an admin.
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