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  1. modifying task que list

    I came across a customer where rsa updates had hung for about a week, after we rebooted the task que had a few hundred tasks to do. For all the rsa's I had to enter each rsa to cancel the update manually, and that did take a lot of time. If we could get access to the task que directly we could have marked all the items we didn't want to do at the moment, and deleted them from the que in one operation.

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  2. name manual deployments

    It would be great if we had the option to name a manual deployment. That way when multiple deployments are kicked off we can follow which is which.

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  3. PXE Boot supporting 802.1x authentication

    It appears PXE 3.0 is capable of supporting 802.1x authentication.
    Many networks utilize radius authentication to control users and VLANs. This is an issue with the current K2000 PXE since there is no option to provide credentials. I suggest an option be added to insert a username and password into the undionly.kpxe and ipxe.efi so that PXE Boot can authenticate.

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  4. Direct editing of USMT XML files

    In order to capture and deploy some of the custom data we have we need to modify the miguser and migapp xml files for the USMT tool. It would be nice to be able to edit this directly on the appliance.

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  5. Add SecureStartup from WinPE_OCs as option in KBE Manipulator

    It would be nice to not have to go through the manual process of adding this package for Bitlocker support. If this was one of the KBE Options in the KBE Manipulator, it would help a lot.

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  6. Add a widget on Dashboard to show whether scheduled sync to RSA(s) failed or was successful.

    Add a widget on Dashboard to show whether scheduled sync to RSA(s) failed or was successful, maybe have a widget to show the status of all scheduled operations. Would be nice to know if something failed without having to wade through logs or submenus.

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  7. Sync images captured on RSA to SDA

    Version 5 finally allowed users to capture images to the RSAs. We're on version 6.1 now and are still unable to sync/replicate those images back to the SDA. In K-12 education, we use shared images across all our sites. The ability to capture images anywhere is great, but what's the point if you can't share that image with the rest of the sites? We have 23 RSAs. Being expected to export/import these images is absurd.

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  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. Prompt on error for individual tasks

    At the moment it is only possible to set "Continue on errors" or "Prompt on error" only for all tasks of the deployment. It would be great to set e.g. "Continue on errors" for the whole deployment, but set "Prompt on error" for individual Post-Installation tasks (overwrites the general setting)

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  10. Post Installation Script - Link from K1000 Distributions

    I have a dist for Mappoint (as an example) Id like the ability to add this as a post install script instead of downloading the zip and creating my own application post script installation. Its doubling the workload and disk space.

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  11. Delete USMT user state after successful deployment or on timer

    Just paint this picture: 300+ Win 7 Clients are to be upgraded (scanstate, wipe+load, loadstate) to Win 10 using the SDA (and build in tasks). The list of possible user states to restore will be to long to click "Start Installation" after three or so upgrades.

    Suggestion: Mark USMT user state as to be deleted after a successfull restore. On timer (once per night?) delete marked user states.
    Possible plus: Add a checkbox to the USMT user state's details page: "Don't cleanup"

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  12. Undo the progress bar change in 6.1

    Ever since 6.1, when deploying an image we just get a red bar that constantly scrolls. In the older versions it was an actual progress bar that showed which files were being copied and estimated time remaining. This is useless as a progress bar because if a deployment is taking a long time, we don't know if it's just slow, how long is left, or if something is wrong. Terrible design, please go back to the way it was, or give an option.

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  13. Deployment log report date format and XLS export?

    The ability to export as an XLS format for deployment logs would prove very useful particularly if the date and time fields kept the date/time format, at present we have a long process to convert to date/time to create useful reports.

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  14. NAS accessible through a Virtual K2000 appliance

    It would be useful if there is the ability to connect a NAS to enable offboard storage when using a Virtual K2000 appliance. The option to add a virtual disk is not always viable due to enterprise storage and the costs involved with such storage

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  15. 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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  16. Ability to create package bundles

    I currently have around 11 Task Sequences (Image Workflows) within MDT.
    One of the features within MDT that I've been relying heavily upon to reduce overheard when making changes to workflows is using package references.
    This allows me to create package bundles of items common to multiple images in a single location opposed to having to update each workflow.
    This is especially useful when changes such as introducing new applications is done.

    We primarily utilize a thin imaging workflow where most systems receive the same Wim containing Windows and MS Office + updates then package installation and configuration is done…

    3 votes
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  17. k2 Off-Board Package Transfer 'backup now' option

    Please include a k2 Off-Board Package Transfer 'backup now' option instead of having to edit the Off-Board Package Transfer settings each time to edit the time on the schedule.

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  18. K2000 and Bit Locker

    Issue: If MS BitLocker is enabled on the Client Computer, then when the BIOS hands off the boot process to PXE via the NIC and 'times out', then boots to the HDD, after it hits the pxe boot menu, this will trigger bitlocker.

    Solution: I need a way for the BIOS to hand control off to PXE and once the PXE option menu is encountered and it defaults to the HDD, but w/o this process triggering MS bitlocker drive encryption.

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  19. Bring back KBE USB creation without the need to start in an elevated command prompt

    After the K2000 has created the zip file for the USB flash drive, when you run the install.exe file you used to be able to just double click the install.exe file. Now you have to open an elevated command prompt (Run as Administrator) and go to the Install.exe location and run it from there.

    Please bring back the good old double click in the gui.

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  20. 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.

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