How can we improve the SDA (K2000)?

Automate the reboot count process

Rather than having the xml answer file plug in the number of reboots, look for an automated way of calculating the reboots or count them as the system reboots and update status to know how many are still needed. Sometimes, I come up one short or one more than needed. Argh!

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  • Chris Breuer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have images with office and latest windows updates.
    could it be your sysprep file.
    I use a very basic sysprep file and if I need a more complex one I can just inject it with kace.
    Most everything done in sysprep can just be done with scripts in kace.

  • Chris Breuer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just edit the registry to automate this.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "DefaultDomainName"=""
    "DefaultUserName"="MyUser"
    "DefaultPassword"="MyPassword"
    "AutoAdminLogon"="1"
    "AutoLogonCount"=-

    then as the last task I set
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "DefaultDomainName"=""
    "DefaultUserName"=""
    "DefaultPassword"=-
    "AutoAdminLogon"="0"

  • AdminCorey (Admin, Quest KACE) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I always set mine to 99, and then use a script to change it to what I want.

    CH-CH DOT, run K2 advisor on your appliance first, it will show you the recommended number of reboot counts, then use the "Set Autologon Count" to match.

    I'm not saying this is a solution, just giving suggestions on how to get by for now until/if this feature is ever implemented.

  • G-Man commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is so needed, rebuilt an image 3x trying to get the unattend set correctly. As another comment eluded to - having the selections on the deployment and removed from the sysprep process would be acceptable to me.

  • AdminCorey (Admin, Quest KACE) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sounds like you want the reboot count to be on the system image detail page?

    Also, take a look at K2 Advisor under the K2000 Deployment Workbench, it tells you the minimum number of reboots needed.

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