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KACE Asset Management Appliance 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

About the Default organization

About the Default organization

The organization named Default is the only organization that is available when you first set up the appliance. New devices that are not assigned to an organization by a filter are assigned to the Default organization.

You can rename the Default organization and edit its settings as needed. See Add or edit organizations.

Tracking changes to organization settings

Tracking changes to organization settings

If History subscriptions are configured to retain information, you can view the details of the changes made to settings, assets, and objects.

This information includes the date the change was made and the user who made the change, which can be useful during troubleshooting. See About history settings.

Managing Organization Roles and User Roles

Managing Organization Roles and User Roles

If the Organization component is enabled on your appliance, there are two types of roles: Organization Roles, which are applied to organizations, and User Roles, which are applied to individual user accounts.

If the Organization component is enabled on your appliance, there are two types of roles: Organization Roles, which are applied to organizations, and User Roles, which are applied to individual user accounts.

This section describes the default Organization and User Roles, and explains how to manage Organization Roles. For information about managing User Roles, see About user accounts and user authentication.

Available default roles

Available default roles

Default roles provide a variety of permission settings for organizations and users.

The following roles are available by default.

Role

Description

Organization Roles

Organization Roles are supersets of permissions that are assigned to organizations, and they define the permissions that are available to organization users. For example, if an organization is assigned an Organization Role that has the Distribution tab hidden, users in that organization, including the Admin user, cannot access the Distribution tab.

Default Role

The Default Role in the Organization Roles section has Write and Read permission for all tabs. You can create additional Organization Roles, but you cannot edit or delete the Default Role.

User Roles

Roles assigned to users to control their access to the Administrator Console and User Console. If the Organization component is enabled on your appliance, the permissions available to these roles depends on the Organization Role assigned to the organization.

Administrator

The most powerful user role on the K1000 Management Appliance. By default, users with the Administrator role have permission to see or change information and settings. This includes promoting or demoting other users by changing their roles. The Administrator role cannot be altered or deleted. Assign this role only to trusted administrators.

Staff members assigned the Administrator role have permission to manage and modify Service Desk tickets from the Tickets tab in the Administrator Console, though they might not be able to own tickets themselves.

Users with the Administrator role can also use the security, scripting, and distribution features to resolve Service Desk tickets, then document the issues in the Knowledge Base.

The Administrator role primarily interacts with the K1000 Management Appliance through the Administrator Console.

No Access

Users with this role cannot log on to the Administrator Console or User Console.

Read Only Administrator

This role has the ability to view but not change any information or settings in the K1000 Management Appliance. This role is useful for oversight personnel, such as supervisors.

This role primarily interacts with the K1000 Management Appliance through the Administrator Console.

User Console Only

This role is for appliance users. By default, this role has permission to create, view, and modify Service Desk tickets.

This role interacts with the appliance exclusively through the User Console.

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