SDA (K2000)

Please tell us how you’d like to see the System Deployment Appliance product improved!

  1. Increase frequency of updates to the KBE Driver Packs and notification when KBE's have been updated

    When new Dell workstations are purchased, I have to download the drivers from the Dell website because the NIC or Storage drivers aren't compatible with new Dell hardware.

    I'd like for the KBE's to be a step ahead (or at least even) with the release of new hardware.

    Also, I'd like notification that a new KBE driver pack is available. A date on the Dell KBE download page would be an improvement. There is nothing now.

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    under review  ·  Ken Galvin responded

    Note that the date does appear on the download page now. But this has been added to the feature request list. We encourage others to vote as we use this input for prioritizing our release plans.

  2. Option to not auto-select all profiles for migration on manual deployments and ability to auto-cleanup scanstates on server after X days.

    We have been having storage capacity and clutter issues with USMT scan states uploaded to our K2000. 90% of these have been migrated because the K2000 selects all profiles for migration by default and my peers will quite often zip through this without de-selecting profiles not needed. This will result in a lot of garbage data being captured as well as create duplicate local user accounts and profiles. This can form in to a very long list that takes up a lot of space that we have to manually clean up on each of our RSA(s).

    Would it be possible…

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  3. Auto PXE boot devices

    Coming from WDS, there was an ability to respond to all devices, known or unknown, with different PXE boot policies:

    Require users interaction pressing F12
    ALWAYS CONTINUE PXE BOOT
    Continue to PXE unless user presses ESC
    Never PXE boot

    I could then limit the response to a specific subnet/IP range. And because of it's rather reasonable price, I could easily spin up different WDS servers in different networks. I would really like to see the same with the K2.

    In my own environment, when unboxing new equipment, we have a designated VLAN for staging and imaging devices. It would be…

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    Thank you for this feature request!

    It would be interesting to see how this idea plays out not just for the SDA but for any connected RSAs as well. You’re correct with the risk assessment, and we’ll need to incorporate that into our discussions as we review this.

  4. SDA Multi Org Support for better SMA integration

    SDA Multi Org Support for better SMA integration

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  5. Driver Feed - automate install into appliance of models in inventory

    You guys have an inventory of device "model" for network booted devices. It would be great if there was an option where this information could be used to automatically enable/install Dell Driver Feed drivers into the SDA. With options of drivers for which OS (i.e. I only want windows 10 x64 drivers), and some kind of threshold option (like maybe 3 same model in inventory before auto enabled/installed).

    Inversely maybe an additional option to delete drivers when there are 0 of the model/s in the SDA inventory (maybe in a specified period).

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    Thank you for these feature requests!

    These sound very interesting. The retention concept for drivers that aren’t needed sounds great.
    We will review these further and determine their place within our product backlog.

  6. Ability for sysprep creator to run custom powershell files before sysprepping or select custom unattend answer file.

    I Like the Sysprep Executor utility as it's fairly intuitive and user friendly when it's being ran prior to a capture, it however has a few barriers preventing me from using it.

    • Custom Unattend answer file.

    I have a few answer files created manually in WSIM as use a few settings that are not available in the Sysprep Creator menu, would it be possible to add an option to sysprep creator to select an unattend XML file instead of generating one via the menu options?

    • Support for custom .bat,.cmd or .ps1 files prior to capture.

    I have a script that…

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  7. Validity tool for the SSL certificate that has been enabled on SDA (K2000)

    There should be a troubleshooting tool on the WebUI to check the validity (expiration date, CA, intermediate CA authority) of the certificate that has been installed.

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    under review  ·  Dainelle Samuel responded

    Thanks for your submission! The team is taking a look and will get back to you shortly!
    Stay tuned!

  8. Please add the ability when importing packages to be able to upload a zip directly without have to extract it first.

    Currently, you have to extract a pkg or xml file from a zip before uploading then importing a new package. The SDA should be smart enough to find the pkg file within the zip without the need to extract the file manually first.

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  9. Support for XPS13 and other ultrabooks.

    It would be nice to have Scripted Installation support for the XPS13 and other ultrabooks that do not have an ethernet port.

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  10. Please include an exclusion list for k-images

    I would like to see the ability to exclude files from being included in a k-image such as pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys to allow the images to be smaller

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    under review  ·  John Karabaic responded

    Great idea, if we can make it foolproof so that the image is bootable. Need to have a “never exclude” list.

  11. Built in Auto-Update of certain post install tasks

    For a lot of my post install tasks i add features like java/flash player/IE - would it be possible to have the k2000 come with a set of built in tasks that auto update to the latest current version instead of me having to make a new post install task for each new version of the following:

    flash
    java
    IE
    air

    so if we had a built in "latest or current java" post install task it would be an automatically updated post installation task.

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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    This unfortunately would require the K2 to have similar functionality to the K1. If there is software that needs to be up-to-date on your endpoints, you would likely be better served with the advanced features of the K1 instead.

  12. enable / disable a post install task from executing

    if one has the same post install task in 10 scripted images, be able to enable / disable them all at once. for example, a new post install task needs to be created; however, the implementation date is unknown. I can add the task to the 10 scripted images - at my leisure, then when i need to enable the task - it is one click. Be able to enable / disable a task from executing

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    Thank you for this feature request!

    It’s interesting to consider the prospect of viewing the details of a PO task and seeing all the deployments to which it’s linked. With that view available, one could execute an action en masse rather than individually.

    We will review this request and determine its place within our product backlog.

  13. Show estimated time for WIM to be copied from host

    I upgraded from version 5 to 7.1.94 this week and imaged for the first time and was surprised and dismayed at the same time. I like the image progression bar addition but before you had an estimated time that it would take for the wim file to be copied from the host. I know roughly how long it takes from imaging many different PC's. The image progression bar sits a 0% the entire time that the wim is copying from the host. having a timer or another progression bar showing the progression/time remaining for copying the wim would be immensely…

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  14. When gathering machine name, IP, MAC info, by default also include the CMID, MS new way of licensing useing KMS.

    At PCC we built our own KMS server that replicates to MS KMS server for licensing complience. It would be great if by default this was one of the colum lines in the infor along with computer name, IP, MAC etc, that could now include CMID. If there was an area on the info page to type in the FQN of the KMS server...that would be helpfull and save much time as well. Maybe have a box to check to use or not use.

    Larry Reaney
    Sever Administrator, PCC/TSS/ELC

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  15. Provide estimated size when purging unused K-image files

    It would be helpful to see an estimated size calculation before attempting to purge K-image files.

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