SDA (K2000)

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  1. Ability to check / uncheck packages instead of dragging and dropping

    Ability to check / uncheck packages instead of dragging and dropping.

    I'm one of those guys that have ~100 post-install tasks in my scripted installs that all rely on being in that specific order.

    Some of these packages are huge in size and take a while to install (Oracle Client & Server, VS2015 / VS2017 etc) with a bunch of configuration being set. Ideally we want to test these packages beforehand.

    It would be a huge time win if I was able to check / uncheck packages from being executed.
    So I can skip the packages that are unnecessary for…

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  2. Allow for package promotion model / Off-Board package Transfer linking

    Similar to modern code versioning databases such as Github and Subversion; it would be great to have the ability to do basic version control and promotion. It looks like the existing Off-Board Package Transfer segment would be a good starting point in that it allow for items to be exported from one SDA to a location off box that can then be copied to an alternate SDA. Similar to how the export screen is able to tell if a file present in the restore location is out of date or current, i'm thinking this could easily be adapted to also…

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  3. Enable to "kill" a blocking sync task

    We have been facing a lot of situations where the sync queue was hanging and therefore the whole appliance is useless as nothing can be done anymore. This always requires calling the support which causes workload for the support, the customer and wasting time, cause the only thing Support will do is kill the hanging process. If there would be a "button" to kill the "current hanging" task it would be beneficial.

    Example: RSA replication hangs because of new version has been installed but no version check, if the "nightly sync" task hits that rsa the whole queue is stuck…

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  4. Ability to upload MIG files downloaded from the RSA into the SDA

    The USMT profile is currently able to be exported from the RSA and could run a custom task to deploy the MIG file. Would be better if there was an option to import MIG file into SDA to be selected during image deployment from SDA. This would be similar to current process of images captured on the RSA that can be exported - then imported into another RSA or SDA.

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  5. Please include an exclusion list for k-images

    I would like to see the ability to exclude files from being included in a k-image such as pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys to allow the images to be smaller

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    under review  ·  John Karabaic responded

    Great idea, if we can make it foolproof so that the image is bootable. Need to have a “never exclude” list.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Custom Schedule to Export Packages

    Could we have more options for the schedule export of packages? We are looking at schedules such like:
    A. on a monthly schedule i.e. the last day of the month or 15th of the month
    B. biweekly

    I understand that the ability to create a custom schedule is available on the K1000.

    Thank you.

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  13. bios

    Ability to add a BIOS upgrade as a post install task that doesn't result in an endless boot BIOS update loop.

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  14. default task group

    With the introduction of task groups in 6.0, I would like the ability to mark a task group as a default. So when I capture a new image, that task group is automatically applied to it.

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  15. Add Samba shares to SDA

    We have a SMA at our main site, and SDA's at each of our remote sites. It seems like it would be a natural solution to allow creation of Samba shares on our SDA's to act as replication shares for our SMA, but from what I understand, this is not supported by KACE.

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  16. 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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  17. Give the ability to select pre-build groups

    Instead of picking an image file that has tasks assigned to it, give the ability to create Build Groups where you select the image and applications to be installed. Right now its static, if you want to use the same image but different programs you have to duplicate the image and assign a different set of applications tasks to it. This takes away from usable drive space. It would be easier to build the deployment groups that calls a certain image and application groups.

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  18. Ability to remove Images captured on an RSA from the main appliance

    We can now upload to RSA's but have to get support to remove failed images.

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  19. Add an additional column in the "Deployment progress" view to be able to identify the machines.

    Add an additional column in the "Deployment progress" view to be able to identify the machines. Right now its just possible to show the "Name", "Deployment", "Deployment Type" and "Date Started".

    In a big envrioenment (we have 14k+ clients and 200 sites) this is completely useless as multiple installations starting at the same day and the list is showing the same "names" just the time is different. By adding the IP and Mac address (both values are available at that point already) would significantly help to identify the correct machine which needs to be monitored.

    Easy implementation and a great…

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  20. 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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