SDA (K2000)

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  1. Split task queues for replication

    Please make the "nightly sync" queue run multiple RSAs in parallel, or at least adjustable. We are running 200 RSAs and if one of them for whatever reason is blocking delaying the sync the whole queue gets into a backlog. Then it is hard to get it synced without manually interacting and canceling and pushing multiple RSAs at once.

    As it is possible to run multiple syncs manually triggered in parallel it should not be a big deal to also make that work for the build in queues.

    Same applies at days when we need to inject new drivers intro…

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  2. quick action buttons in the user console

    We need to be able to create more than one button on the Service Desk User Console (currently quick action button). Would like to be able to create two, direct the button to the appropriate Q and be able to modify the text on the buttons

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  3. Enable option to import K1000 Scripted Installs

    Enable option to import K1000 Scripted Installs in addition to the existing option of importing Managed Installs. I find the scripting option more flexible and tend to write most installs with scripts. Unfortunately I am currently unable to import these scripted installs into the K2000.

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  4. Support for PVSCSI boot disks to improve disk performance

    Support for Para Virtual SCSI boot drives for disk performance

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  5. MAC-Adressfilter for KACE PXE-Server

    For rival pxe servers in the same subnet (e.g. Citrix Provisioning/KACE) there's a need to filter mac-adresses (exclude/include) for the clients/servers to point to the correct deployment system. In our former Altiris Deployment system there's an PXE-Option settiing for that.

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  6. Monitoring on all Windows OS

    I would like to be able to monitor all systems, not just servers. This would be a really big help.

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  7. Remove Zips from install tasks

    When creating a USB image. Remove the original Zip files that have been unzipped into the contents folders.

    This will save space on USB drives.

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  8. 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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  9. Dell - Post_install task folders?

    Dell, what about visual post-installation task folder? I would like to group tasks into individual folders, then apply a particular task folder to a particular image. Help me out!

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  10. Ability to capture image of running server from within Windows.

    Ability to capture image of running server from within Windows, this would be really helpful for capturing an image of a server that we are unable to shutdown. Most server as running live and it is almost impossible to shut them down for any length of time to capture an image of our SQL server with all the drives.

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  11. enable / disable a post install task from executing

    if one has the same post install task in 10 scripted images, be able to enable / disable them all at once. for example, a new post install task needs to be created; however, the implementation date is unknown. I can add the task to the 10 scripted images - at my leisure, then when i need to enable the task - it is one click. Be able to enable / disable a task from executing

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  12. Deployment-Wide, Deployer-Defined Variables

    Would like the ability to create user-defined variables within a deployment definition (Scripted Installations, or System Images) that are valid for the entire process of deployment. These variables would be held by the K2000, not by the box being imaged.

    Example:
    As a pre-install task, I could determine the BIOS version of the box being imaged, and store it in the variable FIRMWAREVER, and then at any point subsequent, in a later pre-install task, or a post-install task, I could call %FIRMWAREVER% and have that information. This way I don't have to store it on a temp RAM…

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  13. When gathering machine name, IP, MAC info, by default also include the CMID, MS new way of licensing useing KMS.

    At PCC we built our own KMS server that replicates to MS KMS server for licensing complience. It would be great if by default this was one of the colum lines in the infor along with computer name, IP, MAC etc, that could now include CMID. If there was an area on the info page to type in the FQN of the KMS server...that would be helpfull and save much time as well. Maybe have a box to check to use or not use.

    Larry Reaney
    Sever Administrator, PCC/TSS/ELC

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  14. Ability to import a CSV with MAC addresses to create automatic boot options for devices which were never booted

    Right now it is nessesary to boot all devices once to have a network inventory to setup automated boot options.

    Better way would be:
    Import a CSV with all MAC addresses of the newly delivered devices to create automated boot actions to fully automate the process.

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  15. Virtualbox support

    Currently, installing 4.x to VirtualBox results in only the K2000 being installed with no option to select installing the RSA instead. Support site lists only Hyper-V and VMware as supported. Please add VirtualBox as a supported platform for the K2000 and RSA as well.

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