SDA (K2000)

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  1. Ability to put multiple NICs on different networks

    We work in a highly secure enviroment with many different vlan's secured from other vlan's it would be nice to be able to put a nic on each vlan so i can image that network w/o having to change ip on switch and kbox(then a reboot of kbox not sure why) . Also I will have issues connecting rsa's due to this inconvienance

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  2. Suggesting further improvements to WIM image handling in 3.5 and above

    Hello, there may be a few posts around this idea but they are lacking detail and mostly attack the changes in 3.5 when it comes to WIM's. I can see the merit's in what KACE has done in terms of "cleanliness" however, unfortunately 3.5 has been a step backwards in terms of functionality in regards to WIM's.

    Reverting to the old method officially isn't going to happen, although we can all use the old method if we want, with just a few more steps. However rather than that, here's my suggestions on what needs to be changed post-3.5 to bring…

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    I split this idea into three separate suggestions for better tracking. I will be managing the three suggestions generated from this one for future planning and notifications, and will now mark this as completed.

    Take a moment and place your votes for those suggestions most important to you.

    1. Allow multiple imaging tasks to point to a single WIM file – https://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82717/suggestions/20372029

    2. Modify WIM Image files (feature started)
    https://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82717/suggestions/20040538

    3. Don’t copy the WIM to the local machine before deploying (Image streaming) – https://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82717/suggestions/20371981

  3. Integration with K1000 Database

    Direct integration with the K1000 database for machine inventory (and any other useful integration). It seems redundant to have to scan for machines when the K1000 already has all existing systems in the MACHINE table.

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  4. Upload Background Image for PXE Graphical Boot Menu

    I would like to be able to change the background of the PXE graphical boot menu to the logo of my organization. I am able to manually do this with FogProject but am not allowed SSH access to the K2000.

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  5. Windows 8/Server2012/PE 4.0 support

    I think I saw this listed on the itninja forums, but nothing was listed here that I could find. So adding it to make sure it is officially on the feature request list.

    This would include driver support for Windows 8 and Server 2012 and an upgrade of the KBE to use Win PE 4.0 which I believe is required to install Windows 8 and Server 2012.

    Would also like to make sure powershell is added to the KBE. I believe you already get that by adding the scripting package in PE 4.0 which is already added to get vbscript,…

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    completed  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    We will have preliminary Windows 8/Server 2012 support in the K2000 3.5 release. We’ve run into a few issues with WinPE however, but we’re able to capture and deploy Win8 and S2012.

    EDIT: 3.5 SP1 includes full support for Windows PE 4.

  6. Make Windows Share imaging hack a standard feature (non-RSA)

    RSA deployment is not an option for our environment, so found this with the help of Gerald Mack (and Brian Collins)

    http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/wim-storage-freeing-up-space-on-your-k2000-if-you-are-using-wim-s

    Gerald also provided this DOS command which worked perfectly:

    "net use t: /d && net use t: \netshare\share /u:username password"

    For those offices with small pipes, we load the local KBE via USB key, which we seldom need to update so that is perfect. Ultimately I feel the K2000 should have a function similar to the Replication Shares of the K1000. I believe this would be a major selling point for new customers.

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion can be accomplished using the new Custom Deployments feature released in version 6.0.

  7. 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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  8. MTU adjustment

    Please add the ability to adjust MTU. It appears Kace appliances use the default 1500 mtu for ip4 connections. It seems most modern networks support well beyond this.

    The ability to adjust for our environments would have a huge impact on deployment times.

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  9. Storage upgrade ability on SDA and RSAs

    The only way to upgrade the storage on your SDA/RSA currently is to create a new one from scratch and import all your package backups (there is no full backup/export option to help either) to replace the old one. There are now 1Tb and 3Tb options available but current machines cannot be upgraded - surely this should be a feature.

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  10. System Deployment Appliance - Hyper V - 3 TB VDHX

    Please Provide a 3 TB Hyper-V VHDX for the K2000

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  11. Upgrade Multiple RSAs as Action from Remote Sites Screen

    When you manage multiple RSAs, it's a pain to upgrade all of them when you finish an upgrade of the master appliance.
    From the remote sites screen on the master appliance, you should be able to check the box next to multiple RSAs, and choose Upgrade Remote Site from the Action dropdown.

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  12. Filter Installation Tasks

    since some companies could have a lot of post install tasks, it'd be nice to be able to search the tasks while adding them to the image and then be able to drag them with out leaving the screen search results. Scrolling through 300+ PITS is cumbersome.

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  13. Windows 10 Deployments

    I started playing around with Windows 10 Enterprise Pre-Release. I downloaded the AIK from here: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=526740

    The new version of Windows 10 can be found on Microsoft Technet or here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-enterprise-technical-preview

    The issue that I see at present is that the Dell Kace Deployment Application Client: MSHTA.exe will not run on the WinPE 10.

    However, a way to install 10 is to navigate to Y:\source_cds\9 (or the updated Windows 10 source CD) then run setup.exe

    This will at least install Windows 10. It isn't a work around, but at least it might Windows 10 a step closer to trying it…

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  14. K2 should detect the sysprep indicators in an image and say so in the UI.

    Since sysprepped images contain multiple indicators we could detect that and display it in the K2 UI so administrators have no question of an image's status. A bonus would be indicating the number of syspreps ran on a given image since there's a limit imposed by Microsoft.

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    This suggestion was completed in version 6.0.

  15. Support for building Mac OS X 10.10 boot environment

    At the moment, we can't use the K2000 to deploy to new Mac Mini or iMac hardware as their hardware isn't supported by the 10.9 boot environment.

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    completed  ·  RogerL responded

    System Deployment Appliance 4.1 (SDA/K2000) supports up to 10.12 boot environment

  16. 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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  17. ClientIP in k2000 kbe

    I was looking for client IP, once booted, but it only shows server K2000 IP address at the bottom.

    Would it be possible to add that right next to the K2000 IP address in the future?

    Thanks,
    Marek

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  18. USMT 5 Support

    Support for User State Migration Tool 5.0

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    completed  ·  Alex Au Yeung responded

    Windows ADK 8.1 which includes Windows PE 5 and USMT 5 is now supported on the K2000 as of 3.6! We just entered RC and if you’d like a copy of the release candidate, just let me know at alex@kace.com!

  19. Show "Alert" at top of screen New Drivers

    Popup or where we "alert" license expiry show a popup message when a new driver in the Dell Driver Feed gets updated for "Download and Install" Example, Dell Precision 5510 gets a new video driver update that I am maintaining, when I log into the console a popup at the top tells me it has a new update.

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  20. add pre-installtion task to capture name for Mac

    There are scripts to capture the name for a windows machine you are deploying via an onscreen prompt, but for Mac the only option is to have it grab the existing name of the machine. We join our macs to our domain, and we need to make sure the machines follow our internal naming convention especially for new machines. Add a pre-install task that grabs the existing name and prompts the tech to change it if they want like we do for windows!

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    completed  ·  Dainelle Samuel responded

    We have marked this item as complete because it has been addressed in previous releases. If there are further questions or alternative suggestions please feel free to submit another ticket.

    Many thanks!
    KACE Team

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