SDA (K2000)

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  1. 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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  2. Ability to apply K1 labels from the K2 as postinstall tasks

    It would be beneficial to be able to leverage the label feature in the K1 at time of system deployment.

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  3. Be able to restore the K2000 database

    I just found out that you can not restore the K2000 database even though you can backup the K2000 database. I want to be able to have all my settings if there is a catastrophic failure with my server or just need to refresh the hardware. I have to recreate all my labels, users, Ldap authentication, all my general settings, date time settings, relink all of my RSAs and K1000.

    133 votes
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  4. Replication window for RSAs

    Some of our sites are on low bandwidth data connections. Trying to sync multiple RSAs takes days as the syncs do not happen concurrently. As these tasks queue up, I am unable to do other K2000 tasks, such as driver feed updates, upload images, or recaching of drivers. If we could have a window for replication similar to the K1000 replication to network shares, this would improve efficiency in our environment and ensure our RSAs are more up-to-date.

    113 votes
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  5. Driver Feed for Non-Dell systems

    Managing non-Dell systems with the K2000 can be hit or miss. you should be able to feed in drivers for non-dell systems, even without the other manufacturers support.

    Kace users could submit model specific driver packages to a temporary Kace FTP site, and Kace or other kace users could test and validate the drivers.

    Once validated, the drivers could be included in the driver feed library alongside the existing Dell systems.

    I have many great Lenovo notebook Driver Packages (T500, T510, T520, W520 etc...) I would love to share, but could use some working HP Desktop Driver Packages (like the…

    106 votes
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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    Researching ways to integrate the ITNinja community, and this may be one of the big draws. We’ll look into it.

  6. Slipstream Patches Into scripted Install

    It would be very beneficial to have the K2000 be able to slipstream MS patches similar to nlite/RT7lite with all current patches. Right now a Windows 7 sp1 Scripted install has 170 patches pending from MS.
    I see our K1000 as a maintainer of machines not an initial configuratior.

    99 votes
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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    We’re looking at this after we get more K1000 synchronization built into the K2000.

  7. Adding Dell Diagnostics or memory testing

    Add Dell Diagnostics or memory testing to the KPE recovery options.

    91 votes
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    under review  ·  John Karabaic responded

    Boot Camp support is something we’re looking at. Please give us an idea of how important it is to you.

  9. RSA as K1000 Replication Point

    If we deploy an RSA to each location, why can't I use it as a K1000 replication point? Doesn't it make sense to use the RSA for this purpose as well as K2000 tasks?

    79 votes
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  10. Detach the image media from the image deployment job

    The idea is to have the same process for the Imaging that the scripted installation. Then the image captured will be stored in the media Library and not in the deployment image tab. To create an image deployment job, we will select the image in a dropdown list.

    69 votes
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  11. 66 votes
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    under review  ·  John Karabaic responded

    We’d like to improve schedulling and automated tasks across the board on the K2000.

    I’m not as enthusiastic about supporting user state migration to non-K2000 storage. The advantage of the K2000 is that everything’s centralized. We already have export of user state in 3.3. If the problem is not having enough native storage on the K2000, we’ve heard that loud and clear.

  12. Add Custom Boot Images

    Is it possible to:

    Create a share on the KBox2000 called kbox_custom for people to add their own .img or .iso files too with the intention of developing a system which allows the booting of custom iso's and img files, ie floppy images for things like running asset tagging utilities.

    Suggestions for making it work:

    Because the method for booting the current iso’s seems to be through the pxelinux kernel, add a section where they can create their own boot strings and tack them onto the bottom of the boot menu.
    Something like what I’ve depicted in the picture attached…

    53 votes
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  13. Deploy Windows Updates automatically after postinstallation tasks

    It would be nice if the K2000 would also manage Windows Updates (like the K1000) to deploy them automatically as postinstallation Task.

    51 votes
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  14. Start post install tasks manually on a client for testing purposes

    It would be great to have an option to start the post install Task process on a test Client that has already the OS installed, so you don't have to run a full scripted install every time you want to test a postinstallation Task.

    38 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Ken Galvin responded

    Thank you for your suggestion. I have put this in our product feature backlog. Please vote for this feature if you are interested so we can move it up the priority list. If a workaround is discovered, it will be posted here.

  15. Capture Full Backup of SDA

    Currently, backups are only done if a change to the item being backed up has occurred. This is incremental behavior. We should have the option to specify this behavior (via checkbox, for example).

    What I would like is the ability to do a full backup of everything at will - scheduled or otherwise.

    An example of a problem arising from the current solution is this: empty the Restore share and then try to back everything up. You cannot. If you offload your backup and then lose it, you cannot make another full backup.

    Ideally, everything would be rolled up into…

    30 votes
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  16. Block level imaging of systems

    We would like the ability to do block level imaging again. Unfortunately this ability was removed with the removal of the linux kbe in the newest K2000 release. So either implement your own program to do block level imaging or allow the customer to create a section in the WinPE environment where they can use 3rd party imaging programs like Acronis or Ghost. We had this ability when we bought Kace and now it was removed. If Acronis & Ghost can do block level imaging in WinPE, Kace should be able to do the same. This truly limits are ability…

    28 votes
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  17. Add SMB v2/v3 support when scanning user states.

    To scan user states with USMT from the K2000 web UI, SMB v1 must be enabled on the client pc. Support has confirmed this. There are known vulnerabilities with SMB v1 and most network admins have disabled it in their environments. Please provide support for newer versions of SMB.

    26 votes
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  18. Join multicast session from KBE

    Right now, there doesn't appear to be a way to join a multicast session from the KBE. This would be very helpful if we get a new shipment of PCs in, and set them all up. Then, we just tell the K2 to start the session and wait for 30 clients. This way we don't need to harvest mac addresses before hand... We can just deploy.

    25 votes
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  19. Add Entire Directories to Images

    Ability to not only create a directory as you can now and populate it one file at a time, but actually upload whole directories including their files into system images.

    21 votes
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  20. Dynamic MAC & Host Name querying between K1000 & K2000

    Auto-populate Host Name of machines in K2000 System Inventory via K2000 query of MAC address in K1000 Computer Inventory.

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    under review  ·  John Karabaic responded

    Ways to unify the identity of machines on the K1000 and K2000 are on the roadmap, and some have been implemented in 3.3. Unclear if MAC address is reliable enough to assure identity, what with ARP issues and the like, but we’re looking at ways to make integrated appliances work better together.

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