SDA (K2000)

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

  1. Multicast an image with multiple partitions

    It would be great if it were possible to multicast to a hard drive with multiple partitions. In imaging our dual-boot computer labs we have to unicast the image which takes longer and uses more bandwidth. According to Dell it's a "software defect K2-5393", which In my opinion should be fixed.

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  2. Auto Update of Driver Feed

    Add a Check Box to download and install new updates when checking for drivers under driver feed, or add a function to automatically check and down new drivers Daily, Weekly, Monthly.... etc...

    It is a pain having to click on each model and then download the driver manually.

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  3. Allow RSA's to run network scan and transfer results to K2 appliance

    Allow RSA's to run network scan and transfer results to K2 appliance

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  4. 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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  5. Sort filters

    I think the K2000 lists should all have configurable sort options. I organize my deployments by name, so I would like to see this breakdown of the images almost every time. I keep having to select to sort by name. I think the system should either have a memory or allow a default to be stored.

    The following are example fields that should be sortable:
    - Deployments
    - Install tasks
    - Inventory dropdown menu

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  6. Allow easier and faster duplication to system images

    Add the ability to the choose action drop down on the main System images page. This will allow duplication of multiple images

    Put a duplicate button to the right on the image name on the system image detail page. This will save having to scroll to bottom every time you want to duplicate an image

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  7. Have the "SMA Agent" post-install task pull the installer directly from the \kbox\client share.

    Have the "SMA Agent" post-install task pull the installer directly from the \kbox\client share. As it is now, the SDA user/manager must manually upload the SMA agent to the SDA's post-install repository, and remember to update it when the SMA's share gets updated with a new client. If the SDA pulled directly from the SMA's share, we wouldn't have to worry about keeping the installers in sync.

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  8. 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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  9. Be able to create sym links to driverfolders

    As Hp also has started to distribute famy cab driverpacks, it would be nice to be able to symlink the different folders to one folder containing the whole family of drivers. for instance the Elitebook 745 G2 Utilizes the same driverpack as the 725 G2 , but we have to copy the drivers from one folder to another for the drivers to install.

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  10. Progressbar for package exporting

    A progressbar will be handy when exporting packages because it can take a long time to complete. Now the K2 only says that he is currently exporting.

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  11. Can we include a delayed reboot option?

    During post installation tasks processing even after a successful completion we may need delay before Kace engine reboots the computer especially if its the last task.

    For instance, I have a .bat file that pulls an installation from the internet the Kace appliance will move onto the next task or reboot before it finishes.

    Adding a timeout /t 30 will not delay the reboot.

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  12. run scripts as administrator

    The Kace 1000 has the option to run a script as administrator, system, or any other user. having this option on the 2000 would greatly help us in our environment

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    under review  ·  John Karabaic responded

    Can you please elaborate on the use case for having a post-install task run as anyone other than the local administrator, as they now do? Why wouldn’t you just have K1000 tasks run that need special privileges?

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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.

  16. Basic SNMP configuration...

    Basic configuration, such as system location or system contact, for SNMP is not available to the end user. Many SNMP monitoring tools pull this information and map devices using this information. This information can be provided in the /usr/local/etc/snmpd.conf however the end user can not edit this, so options might be to allow this information to be added in the konfig stage of the install or when going into the Security Settings/General Security Settings and putting a check mark in Enable SNMP Monitoring other fields can open (besides SNMP Community String) for syscontact and syslocation. Once saved this information can…

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  17. Allow for Friendly Names for remote sites

    In the remote site lists, we have numerous RSA's across the board, it allows us to show IP or Hostname... what I would like to see is like a tag or a Display Name to easily identify which server is which (naming conventions aside)

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  18. Enable option when installing the Virtual K2000 to choose min-OS if creating a larger off-board storage or allow to set size of OVF drive.

    Currently the K2000 virtual appliance only comes with hard coded drive sizes.

    This would be better used if we could set the option to set the hard drive to the size of drive or select a size as 500GB may not be large enough.

    Another option would be to have the option upon install to choose minimum drive size for the OS, then create the off-board storage feature to what ever storage size is desired.

    The same process could also be uses for the Remote Site Appliances as well

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  19. Enhance the KACE appliance to run VMWare in thin provisioned mode

    Currently the appliance only is supported on VMWare on thick provisioned, can the system be adjusted to use thin provisioning instead so I don't have to tie up unused disk space?

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  20. enable/disable the installation image on deployment menu

    Create an option to enable/disable the installation image on deployment menu. This leaves the production image enabled and hides the System Image homologation/testing

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