SDA (K2000)

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

  1. Add support for Dell ImageDirect images

    We have a set of Windows images on Dell's ImageDirect site that would be nice to upload over to the K2000, either from the site, or via ISO files.

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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    In the future, we may have a much tighter integration with Dell factory processes, where you can use your K2000 as a ‘Dell-Factory-in-a-Box’

  2. Get KUID from the SMA for an existing machine

    Have a pre-install task that will allow you to select an existing device from the SMA to apply the KUID as a post install task. When imaging an existing device with a new HDD/SSD the SDA has no KUID to grab so when the agent is installed it thinks the device is a new device. This causes an issue of having multiple assets that should be the same device asset.

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    Thank you for this feature request!

    It sounds like some additional review is needed in the product’s capacity after the SMA/SDA are linked. We will review this request and determine its place within our product backlog.

  3. Set a specific boot environment for each automated deplyment

    When I switch between using a Windows 7 and Windows 8 scripted installation, I have to go and change the default boot environment (between WinPE-3 and WinPE-5) in the settings. It would be nice if the boot environment could be specified as part of the automated deployment.

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  4. Allow IPV6

    Please enable the ability to setup IPV6 networking, along with IPV4.

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  5. Peer to peer deployment

    It could be useful when the network configuration is not multicast compliant to use a peer-to-peer protocol (bitorrent) to deploy images.

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    under review  ·  Ken Galvin responded

    Thank you for your suggestion. This has been added to the feature request list. We encourage others to vote as we use this input for prioritizing our release plans.

  6. Multiple images on one usb stick

    the download to usb bootable is great. but with a 64gb usb stick it could store a bunch of images. All multiple images to be written to the same usb stick. Then create a very simple menu that prompts the user for which image to deploy.
    Could have the install to usb installer create a simple inventory file to record which images on are the usb and in what folder, then simply build the menu from it.

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  7. Have Host Name displayed in the Systems Inventory when you boot a pc to the KBE

    I am deploying Windows 7 on pc's that currently have Windows XP.
    They XP machines have never been booted in the Kace 2100.
    I am hoping for a solution that when I boot a existing domain pc into the KBE that the Host name would appear with or with out the IP address.
    (Right now I have hundreds of PC's to deploy and I am labeling the Host Name Manually for the IP address)

    Also If you did not have a hostname for the pc yet because It is a brand new workstation. Once a Image or Scripted Install is…

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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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  10. Select post install tasks from KBE UI

    It would be great to have all of the post install tasks listed in the KBE UI so that they can be selected at the time of image deployment. This would be easier than having to remember to edit a deployment before hand or being able to deploy the same image with different post install tasks at the same time.

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  11. syslog

    Provide an option to send syslogs to a server (like a SIEM). I see it is planned for the next major release of the SMA. Is the same feature schedule for SDA?

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  12. Create a Retire Option

    Create a "retire" setting for KBEs, SIs, images, pre/post-install tasks, etc so they are preserved on the KBOX, but they don't appear on boot menu/post install list unless un-retired

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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    The main issue is space; if you have that many KBE/SI/Images/Tasks, you are likely running low on space. Wouldn’t things be better served by exporting/deleting? Reimport when you need them again? Nevertheless, with external storage being available to everyone as of next version, this will be a more compelling feature we’ll look into.

  13. Allow audit mode when creating an image

    When doing a scripted image, it will be helpful to put that image into audit mode automatically so you can more changes to it before syspreping it again.

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  14. 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…

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  15. Disable "capture image" option from RSAs

    We should have a option to disable or hide the "capture image" from RSAs. For security reasons, we do not need other RSA locations to create their own images. Plus, since Kace already has issues capturing devices from RSAs (if not linking them by IP address), then the image fails and we're unable to delete the failed image from both the RSA or the SDA. We just recently had this issue and had to submit a ticket for Quest support to fix it via tether.

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  16. Change resolution on UEFI KBE

    With the upcomming of great resolution screens for example the Dell XPS 13 2015.
    Which has a resolution of 3200x1800 on a 13 inch screen, the text font is very small, which makes it hard to read.
    So the posibility of changing the resolution before the KBE booted up would be a great thing!

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  17. Prompt for Post install tasks during image processing

    It would be nice to have the ability to get a prompt to come up and ask what other post install tasks need to run during the image process.

    Use case: when a machine gets an image deployed, and on certain machines have a prompt come up and have any additional tasks be checked off to run after the OS is installed.

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  18. Built-in Wiki and/or Customizable Main Page

    Along with the idea of a customizable MOTD, I'd love to see a build in customizable or even basic wiki to add how-tos for new employees being trained to use our KACE system and to reference things and changed we've made.

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    under review  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    We will be revamping the UI to include customizable dashboards in the future; this will be a consideration during that time.

  19. Reboot client PC for imaging

    When scheduling a label of machines (e.g. a classroom of about 50 computers) to automatically install an image adding the ability (ideally via a checkbox) to automatically restart those machines so they can begin imaging. Some machines may not want to be restarted immediately that is why optionally would be great.

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  20. Allow Friendly Names for RSAs

    Keeping track of which RSA is what on the SDA based only on IP is difficult. Allowing to rename RSAs to friendly names would help UX a lot.

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