KACE Systems Management Appliance 9.1 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) Getting started
Configuring the appliance
Requirements and specifications Power-on the appliance and log in to the Administrator Console Access the Command Line Console Tracking configuration changes Configuring System-level and Admin-level General Settings Configure appliance date and time settings Enable Two-Factor Authentication for all users Verifying port settings, NTP service, and website access Configuring network and security settings Configuring Agent settings Configuring session timeout and auto-refresh settings Configuring locale settings Configuring the default theme Configure data sharing preferences About DIACAP compliance requirements Configuring Mobile Device Access Enable fast switching for organizations and linked appliances Linking Quest KACE appliances Configuring history settings
Setting up and using labels to manage groups of items Configuring user accounts, LDAP authentication, and SSO Using Replication Shares Managing credentials Configuring assets
About the Asset Management component Using the Asset Management Dashboard About managing assets Adding and customizing Asset Types and maintaining asset information Managing Software assets Managing physical and logical assets Maintaining and using manual asset information Managing locations Managing contracts Managing licenses Managing purchase records
Setting up License Compliance Managing License Compliance Setting up Service Desk Configure the Cache Lifetime for Service Desk widgets Creating and managing organizations Importing and exporting appliance resources
Managing inventory
Using the Inventory Dashboard Using Device Discovery Managing device inventory
About managing devices Features available for each device management method About inventory information Tracking changes to inventory settings Managing inventory information Finding and managing devices Provisioning the KACE SMA Agent Manually deploying the KACE SMA Agent Using Agentless management Adding devices manually in the Administrator Console or by using the API Forcing inventory updates Managing MIA devices Obtaining Dell warranty information
Managing applications on the Software page Managing Software Catalog inventory
About the Software Catalog Viewing Software Catalog information Adding applications to the Software Catalog Managing License assets for Software Catalog applications Associate Managed Installations with Cataloged Software Using software metering Using Application Control Update or reinstall the Software Catalog
Managing process, startup program, and service inventory Writing custom inventory rules
Deploying packages to managed devices
Distributing software and using Wake-on-LAN Broadcasting alerts to managed devices Running scripts on managed devices Managing Mac profiles Using Task Chains
Patching devices and maintaining security
About patch management Subscribing to and downloading patches Creating and managing patch schedules Managing patch inventory Managing Dell devices and updates Maintaining device and appliance security
Using reports and scheduling notifications Monitoring servers
Getting started with server monitoring Working with monitoring profiles Managing monitoring for devices Working with alerts
Using the Service Desk
Configuring Service Desk Using the Service Desk Dashboard Managing Service Desk tickets, processes, and reports
Overview of Service Desk ticket lifecycle Creating tickets from the Administrator Console and User Console Creating and managing tickets by email Viewing tickets and managing comments, work, and attachments Merging tickets Using the ticket escalation process Using Service Desk processes Using Ticket Rules Run Service Desk reports Archiving, restoring, and deleting tickets Managing ticket deletion
Managing Service Desk ticket queues About User Downloads and Knowledge Base articles Customizing Service Desk ticket settings Configuring SMTP email servers
Maintenance and troubleshooting
Maintaining the appliance Troubleshooting the KACE SMA
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Removing and deleting Mac profiles

Removing and deleting Mac profiles

You can use the KACE SMA to remove Mac profiles from managed devices, and you can delete Mac profiles from the KACE SMA.

Remove Mac profiles from managed devices

Remove Mac profiles from managed devices

Mac profiles can be configured to remove user and system profiles from Agent-managed Mac OS X devices. This configuration is useful when you have installed a profile on a large number of devices, and you need to remove that profile from all of those devices or from a subset of those devices.

1.
Go to the Mac Profile Detail page:
a.
Log in to the KACE SMA Administrator Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
b.
On the left navigation bar, click Scripting, then click Mac Profiles.
3.
Click Remove from Device.
The Mac Profile Detail page for a new profile, with the Action set to Remove, appears. The new profile has the same Profile Name and Profile Identifier as the original profile. The original profile, with the Action set to Add, remains on the list with its Schedule set to None. This prevents the same profile from being installed on or removed from the same set of devices, and it enables you to reactivate the original profile later if necessary.
4.
On the Mac Profile Detail page in the Deploy section, select the devices from which you want to remove the profile:

Option

Description

All Devices

Remove the profile from all KACE SMA Agent-managed devices running a supported version of Mac OS X (version 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10). If the Organization component is enabled on your appliance, this action includes all supported Mac devices in the selected organization.

Labels

Remove the profile from the devices in the labels that you select. Limiting the removal to labels, especially Smart Labels, helps to ensure that profiles are removed appropriately.

To use this option, you must already have created labels or Smart Labels. See Adding Smart Labels for devices.

Devices

Remove the profile from the supported Mac OS X devices that you select (version 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10). To search for devices, begin typing in the field.

Operating Systems

Select the operating systems of the devices from which you want to remove the profile. Only supported operating systems (Mac OS X version 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10) are displayed. To remove the profile from all supported Mac operating systems, leave all operating systems unselected.

Remove All

Remove all selected devices from the Devices list in this section.

5.
In the Schedule section, select the options for removing the profile from target devices:

Option

Description

None

Do not remove the profile on a schedule. Profiles that have their schedules set to None have a status of Disabled on the Mac Profiles list. However, profiles whose schedule is set to None can still be removed if you select Run Now at the bottom of the page.

Every n minutes/hours

Run at a specified interval.

Every day/specific day at HH:MM

Run daily at a specified time, or run on a designated day of the week at a specified time.

Run on the nth of every month/specific month at HH:MM

Run on the same day every month, or a specific month, at the specified time.

Custom

Run according to a custom schedule.

Use standard 5-field cron format (extended cron format is not supported):

Use the following when specifying values:

Spaces ( ): Separate each field with a space.
Asterisks (*): Include the entire range of values in a field with an asterisk. For example, an asterisk in the hour field indicates every hour.
Commas (,): Separate multiple values in a field with a comma. For example, 0,6 in the day of the week field indicates Sunday and Saturday.
Hyphens (-): Indicate a range of values in a field with a hyphen. For example, 1-5 in the day of the week field is equivalent to 1,2,3,4,5, which indicates Monday through Friday.
Slashes (/): Specify the intervals at which to repeat an action with a slash. For example, */3 in the hour field is equivalent to 0,3,6,9,12,15,18,21. The asterisk (*) specifies every hour, but /3 restricts this to hours divisible by 3.

Examples:

Option

Description

Save

Save the profile and return to the Mac Profiles list.

Run Now

On target devices that have an active Agent connection to the appliance, remove the profile now according to the selected deployment options. See Using the Run and Run Now commands.

Duplicate

Create a copy of the profile with Copy of prepended to the profile name.

Delete

Remove the profile from the KACE SMA. This action does not remove the profile from devices on which it is installed. See Delete Mac profiles from the KACE SMA.

Cancel

Discard changes and return to the Mac Profiles list.

The Mac Profiles page appears. The Targeted column shows the number of devices that are scheduled to have the profile removed. The Succeeded column shows the number of devices from which the profile has been removed. On target devices that have an active Agent connection to the appliance, the profile is removed according to the selected options.

Example: Remove a profile that has been deployed to specified devices

Example: Remove a profile that has been deployed to specified devices

If you inadvertently deploy profiles to target devices, you can remove them by creating a Remove profile.

1.
Go to the Mac Profile Detail page:
a.
Log in to the KACE SMA Administrator Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
b.
On the left navigation bar, click Scripting, then click Mac Profiles.
2.
On the Mac Profile Detail page for Profile A, click Remove.
3.
Click Remove from Device.
The Mac Profile Detail page for a new profile, with the Action set to Remove, appears. The new profile has the same Profile Name and Profile Identifier as the original profile. In this example, this is Profile A Remove. The original profile, with the Action set to Add, remains on the list with its Schedule set to None. This prevents the same profile from being installed on or removed from the same set of devices, and it enables you to reactivate Profile A later if necessary.
4.
On the Mac Profile Detail page for Profile A Remove, in the Deploy section, select the devices from which you want to remove the profile.
The Mac Profiles page shows the number of target devices in the Targeted column and the number of devices from which the profile has been removed in the Succeeded column for Profile A Remove.
6.
When the Succeeded column shows that the profile has been removed from all target devices, Profile A Remove is no longer needed, and you can delete it from the appliance. See Delete Mac profiles from the KACE SMA.
7.
In Profile A, verify that the correct devices are targeted and enable the profile:
a.
Go to the Mac Profile Detail page for Profile A.

Delete Mac profiles from the KACE SMA

Delete Mac profiles from the KACE SMA

You can delete Mac profiles from the KACE SMA as needed.

Deleting a profile does not remove it from any devices on which it has been installed. To remove profiles from devices, use the Remove option. See Remove Mac profiles from managed devices.

1.
Go to the Mac Profile Detail page:
a.
Log in to the KACE SMA Administrator Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
b.
On the left navigation bar, click Scripting, then click Mac Profiles.
The profile is removed from the appliance and it no longer appears on the Mac Profiles list. However, the Profile Identifier continues to be displayed on the Device Detail page of devices on which the profile is installed.
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