SDA (K2000)

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  1. Detect which "Source Media" and which KBE "Is actually in use"

    In a bigger environment it happens that multiple administartors are creating KBEs and injecting Source media. After a while that gets messy and needs a cleanup, but Kace does not offer any option to easily identify which are in use and which are just left overs. There is a marker for "default" but that is all. Would be really helpful to see "used" or "unused" Source Media or KBE.

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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. USB Image Encypted

    When creating a USB Image, have the data encrypted. This will protect sensitive passwords from being exposed. In the event the USB Stick is lost.

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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. Enhance Scan User States Offline task to work for User Profiles stored on secondary partition

    It would be very helpful to have the Scan User States Offline task work for environments where user profiles are stored on another partition (D:\Users for example).
    The builtin Scan User States Offline task works only if users are stored in C:\Users. Also, the task is somehow hard coded and receives some parameters passed on from Custom, Scripted, Imaging html files respectively and where it's called. The scanuserstates_offline.wsf references scripts under peinst\hta folder which is read only so customizing this task it's almost impossible.
    Thank you!

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  6. 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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  7. "Smart" Labels

    I was excited when Labels were introduced to the K2/SDA. In using them, though, they have not been as useful as I initially expected. The problem is they are not "Smart". I would like to see a Smart Labeling ability added like what is available in the K1/SMA.

    I know that the implementation would be a little different, as the SMA applies labels during inventory which the SDA doesn't do. A thought would be to make them saved searches instead of Smart Labels in the SMA since. Adding Advanced Search capabilities and then saving the searches so they can be…

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  8. Have the possibility to create a bootable usb key for Ubuntu / Linux OS ?

    As is the case for Windows pre-boot environments, being able to create bootable USB keys for Ubuntu / Linux OS.

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  9. create a way to change the screen time out, it is much too short.

    We work all day in k2000 and to have it time out while working is a pain.

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  10. Remove support for SMB1 protocol on K2000

    We use Rapid7 to scan our network for security vulnerabilities. As of version 7.2.97 on the K2000, the vulnerable and deprecated SMB1 is still present.

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  11. Initiate a deployment from the client

    I would like to be able to configure a deployment from a client computer in an automated way for a new computer:
    * with autopilot installation of the Kace agent
    * the kace agent :
    * install a local kbe
    * configure a deployment
    * reboot the computer on the local kbe and start the deployment.

    Maybe the use of a token like for the SDA could be used to validate the request.

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  12. Add a field to the linked appliances list

    K2000 Settings - Control Panel - Linked Appliances

    Add a singe field to the linked appliance records called "Description". Apart from the hostname (which in many instances is just an IP address) there's no way to identify the various linked appliances.

    Thanks!

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  13. Provide estimated size when purging unused K-image files

    It would be helpful to see an estimated size calculation before attempting to purge K-image files.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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    Thank you for this feature request!

    It’s interesting to consider the prospect of viewing the details of a PO task and seeing all the deployments to which it’s linked. With that view available, one could execute an action en masse rather than individually.

    We will review this request and determine its place within our product backlog.

  16. Show estimated time for WIM to be copied from host

    I upgraded from version 5 to 7.1.94 this week and imaged for the first time and was surprised and dismayed at the same time. I like the image progression bar addition but before you had an estimated time that it would take for the wim file to be copied from the host. I know roughly how long it takes from imaging many different PC's. The image progression bar sits a 0% the entire time that the wim is copying from the host. having a timer or another progression bar showing the progression/time remaining for copying the wim would be immensely…

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Progress > Manual Deployment Progress > Show IP & MAC Address in list as columns

    Progress > Manual Deployment Progress >
    Show IP & MAC Address in list as columns.

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