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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 4.1 - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (K2000) Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the K2000 Setting up user accounts and user authentication Configuring security settings Preparing for deployment Managing device inventory Using labels Creating a Windows Boot Environment Managing drivers Capturing images Capturing user states Creating scripted installations Creating a task sequence Automating deployments Performing manual deployments Imaging Mac devices About the Remote Site Appliance Importing and exporting appliance components Managing disk space Troubleshooting appliance issues Updating appliance software About us Legal notices Glossary

Upload specific target device models

Upload specific target device models

You can upload drivers for a specific target device model using the K2000 Boot Environment Main Menu.

3.
Click Hardware Inventory on the KBE Main Menu.
4.
Click Collect Inventory and upload to K2000.

Join devices to a domain

Join devices to a domain

After you configure and assign a name to a device, you can join the device to a domain using the built-in Example: Join Domain post-installation task.

You can customize the script using the command-line parameters: my_domain, admin_user, admin_password, and primary_dns_IP.

NOTE: The built-in Example: Join Domain post-installation application task uses the join_domain.vbs Visual Basic script. The join_domain.vbs script joins devices running Windows 7 versions and higher. For more information, see https://support.quest.com/kb/article/How-to-rename-a-computer-and-join-it-to-a-Windows-domain-Image-Deployment.

Table 2. Command-line parameters for joining a domain

Parameter

Description

my domain

The name of the domain to which the script joins the devices.

admin user

The UID of the domain administrator with permission to join the devices to the domain.

admin password

The password of the domain administrator account.

primary dns IF

Optional: The IP address of the primary DNS server.

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In File, click Replace to upload a different script.
2.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
3.
Click Example: Join Domain.
The Post-installation Task Detail page appears.
4.
Click Duplicate at the bottom of the page.
A new task named Copy of Example: Join Domain is created.
5.
In Name, enter a logical name for the task, such as Join MyCompany Domain.
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In Command Line, change my_domain, admin_user, and admin_password.
7.
Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
8.
Click Save.

Issue a Wake-on-LAN request

Issue a Wake-on-LAN request

Wake-on-LAN enables you to power on devices remotely from the K2000 appliance. You can power on devices that are connected to your network, but have not booted in to the appliance and devices that have booted in to the appliance if the devices are equipped with a Wake-on-LAN-enabled network interface card (NIC) and BIOS.

You can power on a group of devices in a label or wake devices individually. See Create and apply labels.

1.
On the left navigation pane, select Devices > Device Inventory to power on devices that have booted in to the appliance or select Network Inventory to power on devices that have not booted in to the appliance.
3.
Select Choose Action > Send Wake-on-LAN.
After devices are powered on, you can go to the left navigation pane, and click Deployments to create a boot action and run the deployment now or schedule the deployment to run later.

Deploy to devices in the K1000 inventory

Deploy to devices in the K1000 inventory

When the K2000 appliance is linked to one or more K1000 Series Management Appliances v5.4 and higher, you can deploy the OS to devices listed on the K1000 Inventory page.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Devices, then click K1000 Inventory to select the devices to image.
2.
Select Choose Action > New Boot Action.
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