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KACE as a Service 7.1 - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Management Appliance (K1000) 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 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 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 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
Setting up License Compliance Managing License Compliance Setting up Service Desk Creating and managing organizations Importing and exporting appliance resources
Managing inventory
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 K1000 Agent Manually deploying the K1000 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 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
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 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 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 K1000
Appendixes Glossary About us Legal notices

View ticket comments

View ticket comments

As a ticket is worked on, comments are displayed when the Comment tab is selected. They are also shown in the History tab along with other history items.

1.
Go to the Service Desk Ticket Detail page:
a.
Log in to the K1000 Administrator Console, http://K1000_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.
2.
At the bottom of the Ticket Detail page, select the Comments tab.
3.
Select the Show attachments only check box to filter the comment list and display only comments that have attachments.

Add or delete screenshots and attachments to Service Desk tickets

Add or delete screenshots and attachments to Service Desk tickets

You can paste up to five screenshots into each Service Desk ticket. In addition, you can add up to five files as attachments to each ticket.

To paste screenshots into tickets:

You must access the Administrator Console using one of the following or higher browsers: Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 34, or Chrome 35. Pasting screenshots is not available to earlier versions of those browsers, and it is not available to any version of Safari.

To attach files you must be able to browse to the files from the Administrator Console. You can attach files that are up to 8 MB in size.

On Windows, press the Prnt Scrn or Print Screen key.
On Mac, hold the following keys: Command, Shift, and 3.
2.
Go to the Service Desk Ticket Detail page:
a.
Log in to the K1000 Administrator Console, http://K1000_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.
c.
To display the Ticket Detail page, do one of the following:
Select Choose Action > New.
Select Choose Action > New Ticket From Queue > Queue name.
3.
On the Ticket Detail page, scroll down to the Attachments section.
4.
Click Paste Screenshot.
On Windows, hold down Ctrl, then press V.
On Mac, hold down command, then press V.
6.
Click Add Screenshot.

The filename assigned to the screenshot appears in the Attachments section.

a.
Scroll down to the Attachments section of the Ticket Detail page.
b.
Click Browse or Choose File.
a.
In the Attachments section, click the file you want to delete.
b.
Click Delete: .

The file is deleted from the ticket.

View ticket activity history

View ticket activity history

The history tab displays all activity history performed for the ticket. This includes updates to any ticket detail field and comments.

1.
Go to the Service Desk Ticket Detail page:
a.
Log in to the K1000 Administrator Console, http://K1000_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.

Send ticket information through email

Send ticket information through email

Service Desk ticket information can be manually emailed to recipients as needed.

The content and format of the email is controlled by the Email Ticket Manually notification template. Also, the $ticket_fields_visible token in the template displays all of the fields that are visible to the logged-in user who is sending the email. See Configuring email triggers and email templates.

1.
Go to the Service Desk Ticket Detail page:
a.
Log in to the K1000 Administrator Console, http://K1000_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.
2.
Select Choose Action > Email ticket.
3.
On the Email ticket page, enter the Email address of the recipient and update the Subject if necessary.
4.
Click Send.
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