SDA (K2000)

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  1. Ability to schedule boot actions

    Images get pushed overnight and are pre-staged before IT staff goes home. If the user stays late and reboots his or her computer, the image gets pushed prematurely. Give ability to ignore network boot actions prior to scheduled time.

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  2. Drive Feed Auto Filter/Remove - Search and Destroy

    The Drive feed is an excellant resource when creating scripted installs for Dell Machines, but when you try to image off Dell, like HP for example, we need to add all the drivers manually or in a post installation task. The systems blue screen when there are duplicate drivers, it would be excellent if there was like a search and destroy or remove duplicates option, this would help everyone maintain their own driver database for their enterprises systems.

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  3. Link Aggregation / Nic Bonding / More Bandwidth

    We would like the ability to add link aggregation to our k2000, with the size of images growing, and use of the system getting higher and higher we are slowly going to see bottlenecks that a single gigabit nic cannot keep up with. by allowing link aggregation we can speed up the uplink to the switch then speed up the uplink to the backplane on the switch that the imaging machines are plugged into.

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  4. LDAPS for K2000

    Enable LDAPS for K2000 Appliance

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    completed  ·  John Karabaic responded

    The K2000 has supported LDAPS as a protocol since 3.0. An existing bug restricting the use of ldaps urls will be fixed in 3.4. Contact support if you need ldaps enabled in any other version.

  5. Faster PXE boot

    I would like to see the PXE environment streamlined so that I get to the menu screen quicker, currently this is the biggest complaint from my techs, that they have to wait too long to be able to select an option and leave the image to complete.

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  6. Template for images / Post-Installation Tasks

    we are using several images with the same order of same post-installation tasks.

    It would be great, if we could create a template with an order of post-installation tasks and attach the template to the images.

    Background: When something has to be changed / Post-Installation task has to be exchanged, every image has to be changed manually.

    When there would be a template for that, then just the template would have to be changed and all images which are using that template would get that change(s)....

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed in version 6.0 as Task Groups.

  7. Need Post Installation Tasks to Continue after Reboot

    For scripted installations, the post installation needs to be able to continue after a reboot. There are instances (especially with drivers) that you want to restart the computer and then finish running through the post installation tasks. Currently all post installation tasks must run before you can reboot. After the reboot you must switch to use the K1000 for additional tasks.

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    completed  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    REAL-TIME task sequencing engine is now a reality in the upcoming K2000 3.6 release! We’ve entered release candidate phase as of this week at Dell World! If you’re interested in participating in the RC, let me know at alex@kace.com!

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  9. Network Teaming

    Kbox 2000/Server has like four onboard NICs. Does Kbox OS offer Network Card Teaming feature? If not, can this feature be added.

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  10. Make the K2000 Media Manager check for existing KBE name before compiling WinPE

    Backstory: We just got a new computer based on an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU and I have to create a new KBE for it. By mistake I uploaded drivers to the windows7x64 folder rather than the kbewindowsx64 folder, then created a new KBE. Of course it didn't work, then I realized my mistake. I then deleted the new KBE, uploaded the drivers where appropriate, and recompiled WinPE. At the end of the process, I got an error message saying the KBE name already exists and to please choose another one.
    So firstly -- since I deleted…

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed in version 6.0.

  11. Hyper-V support for the Remote Site Appliance.

    Build a Remote Site Appliance VM that can run under Hyper-V

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  12. KACE Agent in KBE environment

    I would like to see some sort of agent that can give feedback to the K2000 as to the status of a job. An example would be percentage complete on a system image, or even a simple indicator that a system has booted in to the KBE environment.

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  13. Add the ability to change the install media for scripted installs

    It would be cool if I could change the install media out for my scripted installs w/o rebuilding each depolyment. When microsoft releases service packs ti would be handy to upload the new OS then replace the old version with the new.

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  14. Multicast support for deploying images

    Ability to deploy an image to upto 30 computers using multicast.

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    completed  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    Multicast imaging is in the upcoming K2000 3.6 release. We’ve entered release candidate phase as of this week at Dell World! If you’re interested in participating in the RC, let me know at alex@kace.com!

  15. Configure charlie root (daily) email

    Please allow the ability to customise the email sent from Charlie Root (K2000). At the moment it doesn't seem to be configurable. We want to change its 'from' address, and the display name 'Charlie root' to something more meaningful. And make that email alert more configurable, like how often its sent, what to put in 'subject', etc.

    1. Modify 'from' address
    2. Modify Display Name
    3. Turn on/off email notifications
    4. Schedule charlie root emails (weekends, etc)
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    The information that was originally delivered via Charlie Root emails can now be found in the SDA logs as of 8.0.

    Further, with the new email notification system that arrived with 8.0, you can schedule emails that contain useful status and system information to be delivered to your inbox.

  16. Higher Drive Capacity

    Would like to have the ability to raise the capacity above the 250 GB. Either allow for a second array for slots 3 and 4 or allow the primary drives in slot 1 and 2 to be increased. 250 GB limitation is way too small.

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  17. Allow Upload to RSA

    Since I would like a way to upload images to a RSA then have them (Or not) replicate back to the master kace. Having to upload a image to the master, then back to the RSA before you can deploy is a unneeded waste of time.

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    SDA 5.0 allows you to upload images to the RSA

  18. Be able to Search Files in an Image

    When browsing the files of an Image. I would like to be able to do a search for specific files and/or file types.

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    Marking as completed as SDA is using the WIM image format, which can be mounted as a volume and searched by filename, extension, content, etc.

  19. RSA HyperV

    Customer running their environment on hyperV would appreciate running the RSA's on hyperv.

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  20. Have the Driver Feed work as a post install on imageing

    the Driver Feed only works on scripted install. I would like the Driver Feed feature to work on system imaging as well.

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