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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.1 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the appliance Setting up user accounts and user authentication Configuring security settings Preparing for deployment Managing device inventory Using labels Creating a Windows or Linux Boot Environment Managing drivers Capturing images Capturing user states Creating scripted installations Creating a task sequence Automating deployments Performing manual deployments Managing custom deployments Imaging Mac devices About the Remote Site Appliance Importing and exporting appliance components Managing disk space Troubleshooting appliance issues Updating appliance software Glossary About us Legal notices

Add Service Pack

Add Service Pack

You can install service packs automatically as they become available for the operating system to devices on local and remote networks. If you have a service pack stored at a different location, you can browse to and upload that service pack manually.

The Service pack task runs in the Windows environment after booting in to the operating system.

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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
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Select Choose Action > Add Service Pack to display the Post-installation Task Detail page.
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In Name, enter a logical name to identify the task.
From the Service Pack drop-down list, select the service pack, and click Download Service Pack automatically.

The Command Line field is automatically populated with the recommended parameters based on the service pack selection. If you modify this line, include the service pack filename.

Select Upload Service Pack manually, and click Browse to upload the file. For more information, see About uploading files.
NOTE: When you upload the service pack manually, in Parameters, enter the command-line parameters to run the service pack.
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In Full Command Line, enter the command-line parameters for the task.
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Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
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In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
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Click Save.

Add Shell Script

Add Shell Script

You can create your own shell scripts to run as a pre-installation, mid-level, or post-installation task in the KACE Boot Environment (Mac OS X) before deploying the operating system or re-imaging a target device.

a.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Pre-installation Tasks to display the Pre-installation Tasks page.
b.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Mid-level Tasks to display the Mid-Level Tasks page.
c.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
2.
On the list page that appears, select Choose Action > Add Shell Script.
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On the page that appears, in Name, enter a logical name to identify the task.
Pre-installation and mid-level shell scripts: Select SDA Boot Environment (Mac OS X).
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In Shell Script, enter the script.
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In Expected Return Code, enter a Linux code that the task should return, if applicable. Otherwise, leave the default value of zero '0'.
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In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
8.
Click Save.

Add KACE Agent Installer

Add KACE Agent Installer

You can download the KACE Agent file to a local directory, then upload the installer as a single file or a ZIP archive to run as a post-installation task. The appliance runs the task in the runtime environment that you specify.

You can assign the Apply KUID to KACE Agent post-installation task to prevent a duplicate asset on the KACE Systems Management Appliance if the KUID of the KACE Agent that was installed on the target device was not maintained. The KACE Agent software is in the \\KACE_Systems_Management_Appliance_host_name\client\agent_provisioning directory. For an explanation of available command-line options and Agent configuration properties, see the KACE Systems Management Appliance Administrator Guide. The KACE Agent does not require .NET 4.0 to install.

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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
2.
Select Choose Action > Add SMA Agent Installer to display the KACE Agent Installer detail task page.
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In Name, change the name to identify the task, for example KACE Agent for Windows.
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Select a Runtime Environment. See About runtime environments.
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Next to Upload, click Browse to select the appropriate file.
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In Full Command Line, enter the command-line parameters for the task.
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Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
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Linux runtime environments only. In Expected Return Code, enter a Linux code that the task should return, if applicable. Otherwise, leave the default value of zero '0'.
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In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
10.
Click Save.

Add Windows Script

Add Windows Script

You can run Windows scripts as a pre-installation, mid-level, or post-installation task in the KACE Boot Environment (Windows) runtime environment.

a.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Pre-installation Tasks to display the Pre-installation Tasks page.
b.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Mid-level Tasks to display the Mid-Level Tasks page.
c.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
2.
On the list page that appears, selectChoose Action > Add Windows Script.
3.
On the page that appears, in Name, enter a logical name for the task, such as Collect computer information before formatting.
4.
Next to Upload, click Browse to select the appropriate file, such as a VBScript or a JavaScript.
5.
Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
6.
In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
7.
Click Save.
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