Troy V. Barkmeier

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    7 comments  ·  SMA (K1000) » UX  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are investigating some changes to the UI that will ensure a more consistent experience across the K1 for each of these areas.

    Considering there are three different areas listed in this idea, we may look to implement these separately to focus on the most urgent needs. Based on the comments, the biggest issue here appears to be related to the OS selection for software inventory not allowing the ability to select all OS versions for Mac or Windows.

    These are all valid ideas that would improve consistency so these have all been added to the backlog but they are not currently planned for our next release. Please continue to vote if you’d like to see this prioritized for a future release.

    Troy V. Barkmeier commented  · 

    K1000 admins who support Macs need this functionality, and we need it yesterday. The fact that this has been sitting at “Planned” with no updates (or discernible progress) for three and a half years is borderline criminal. Thus far, in six years of using the K1000 to deploy to Macs, we have encountered a grand total of ZERO (0) Mac apps that have a dependency on a particular build version of a X.x.x revision of OS X; this “feature” literally serves no purpose but to waste the time of K1000 Mac admins.

    Here’s a thought exercise for those of you who are using the K1000 for Windows exclusively: what if, immediately after roughly every other Microsoft Patch Tuesday, you had to go back into the Software Detail for every single custom inventory rule and every single piece of software that you are advertising in the User Console and command-click to add new patch levels for Windows 7, Windows 8.x and Windows 10 under Supported Operating Systems. How many hundreds of Software Detail pages is that for you? How many hours would you lose to this process every 60 days?

    Here's what my Supported Operating Systems box looks like right now:

    Mac OS X 10.10 (x86_64) (Build 14A389)
    Mac OS X 10.10.1 (x86_64) (Build 14B25)
    Mac OS X 10.10.2 (x86_64) (Build 14C109)
    Mac OS X 10.10.2 (x86_64) (Build 14C1510)
    Mac OS X 10.10.2 (x86_64) (Build 14C1514)
    Mac OS X 10.10.3 (x86_64) (Build 14D131)
    Mac OS X 10.10.3 (x86_64) (Build 14D136)
    Mac OS X 10.10.3 (x86_64) (Build 14D2134)
    Mac OS X 10.10.4 (x86_64) (Build 14E46)
    Mac OS X 10.10.4 (x86_64) (Build 14E7f)
    Mac OS X 10.10.5 (x86_64) (Build 14F1021)
    Mac OS X 10.10.5 (x86_64) (Build 14F1505)
    Mac OS X 10.10.5 (x86_64) (Build 14F1509)
    Mac OS X 10.10.5 (x86_64) (Build 14F1605)
    Mac OS X 10.10.5 (x86_64) (Build 14F27)
    Mac OS X 10.11.1 (x86_64) (Build 15B42)
    Mac OS X 10.11.2 (x86_64) (Build 15C50)
    Mac OS X 10.11.3 (x86_64) (Build 15D21)
    Mac OS X 10.11.4 (x86_64) (Build 15E27e)
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 (i386) (Build 10K540)
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 (i386) (Build 10K549)
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 (x86_64) (Build 10K524)
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 (x86_64) (Build 10K540)
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 (x86_64) (Build 10K549)
    Mac OS X 10.7.4 (x86_64) (Build 11E53)
    Mac OS X 10.7.5 (x86_64) (Build 11G56)
    Mac OS X 10.7.5 (x86_64) (Build 11G63)
    Mac OS X 10.7.5 (x86_64) (Build 11G63b)
    Mac OS X 10.8.3 (x86_64) (Build 12D78)
    Mac OS X 10.8.4 (x86_64) (Build 12E55)
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 (x86_64) (Build 12F2501)
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 (x86_64) (Build 12F2518)
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 (x86_64) (Build 12F2542)
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 (x86_64) (Build 12F2560)
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 (x86_64) (Build 12F37)
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 (x86_64) (Build 12F45)
    Mac OS X 10.9 (x86_64) (Build 13A603)
    Mac OS X 10.9.1 (x86_64) (Build 13B42)
    Mac OS X 10.9.3 (x86_64) (Build 13D65)
    Mac OS X 10.9.4 (x86_64) (Build 13E28)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86) (Build 13F34)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F1066)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F1077)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F1096)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F1112)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F1134)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F1507)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F1603)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F34)
    Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise x64
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard x64

    Every new OS X build listed above represents one entire morning or afternoon of productive work lost to updating custom inventory rules. Based on my rough calculations, Dell/KACE owes my employer at least a month’s worth of my salary; feel free to deduct it from our currently due maintenance fees.

    Please, please fix this ASAP.

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    Troy V. Barkmeier commented  · 

    The OS selection issue is becoming increasingly brutal for Mac OS X. Apple is releasing new build versions every few weeks, which means that I get to spend two hours revising all software packages and custom inventory rules. The last couple OS X updates aren't even different x.x.x versions. PLEASE bump the priority of this fix ASAP.

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    3 comments  ·  SMA (K1000) » Managed Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Troy V. Barkmeier commented  · 

    K1000 admins who support Macs need this functionality, and we need it yesterday.

    Those of you who are using the K1000 for Windows exclusively, imagine this scenario: what if, immediately after roughly every other Microsoft Patch Tuesday, you had to go back into the Software Detail for every single custom inventory rule and every single piece of software that you are advertising in the User Console and command-click to add new patch levels for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 under Supported Operating Systems. How many hundreds of Software Detail pages is that for you? How many hours would you lose to this process every 60 days?

    Here's what my Supported Operating Systems box looks like right now:

    Mac OS X 10.10 (x86_64) (Build 14A389)
    Mac OS X 10.10.1 (x86_64) (Build 14B25)
    Mac OS X 10.10.2 (x86_64) (Build 14C109)
    Mac OS X 10.10.2 (x86_64) (Build 14C1510)
    Mac OS X 10.10.2 (x86_64) (Build 14C1514)
    Mac OS X 10.10.3 (x86_64) (Build 14D131)
    Mac OS X 10.10.3 (x86_64) (Build 14D136)
    Mac OS X 10.10.4 (x86_64) (Build 14E7f)
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 (x86_64) (Build 10K524)
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 (x86_64) (Build 10K540)
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 (x86_64) (Build 10K549)
    Mac OS X 10.7.4 (x86_64) (Build 11E53)
    Mac OS X 10.7.5 (x86_64) (Build 11G56)
    Mac OS X 10.7.5 (x86_64) (Build 11G63)
    Mac OS X 10.7.5 (x86_64) (Build 11G63b)
    Mac OS X 10.8.3 (x86_64) (Build 12D78)
    Mac OS X 10.8.4 (x86_64) (Build 12E55)
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 (x86_64) (Build 12F2501)
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 (x86_64) (Build 12F2518)
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 (x86_64) (Build 12F37)
    Mac OS X 10.8.5 (x86_64) (Build 12F45)
    Mac OS X 10.9 (x86_64) (Build 13A603)
    Mac OS X 10.9.1 (x86_64) (Build 13B42)
    Mac OS X 10.9.3 (x86_64) (Build 13D65)
    Mac OS X 10.9.4 (x86_64) (Build 13E28)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F1066)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F1077)
    Mac OS X 10.9.5 (x86_64) (Build 13F34)
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

    Please look into making this change as soon as you possibly can.

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    2 comments  ·  SDA (K2000) » New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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.

    Troy V. Barkmeier commented  · 

    There's another request in here about having different levels of access in the K2000, and I think Alicia's request could dovetail with that one nicely. I'd love to see more options to show/hide items in the K2000 for various reasons, especially regarding the image list presented in KBEs/NetBoots. Development of images can get fast and furious around here, and it would be nice to be able to make a "clean" production KBE for our imagers that would only show the current production image(s), and not the giant list of development save points and test images. As it stands, we've resorted to making the name of the image "*** Use this Windows image, THIS ONE HERE!!! ***" so that it sorts to the top of the list. There's also an empty image whose name is "~~ Do not use any of the images below this line -- for testing/development use only! ~~" :)

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