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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

Run an action on devices

Run an action on devices

You can run device actions, which are scripted commands that you run on devices remotely. To run device action on remote devices, the programs must be installed on the devices.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
2.
Select a program from the Icon: Action: drop-down list next to 1 or add your own action.
3.
Enter your own action, in Icon: Device Action next to 2 enter:
executable_name K2000_host_name | K2000_host_IP

where K2000_host_name and K2000_host_IP are the host name and IP address of the appliance. Some programs require a protocol, port, or URL. For example, Internet Explorer requires leading slashes to indicate a network address: \\K2000_host_name.

The executable_name is the full path to the program start-up file on the browser host, including the command-line parameters that the ActiveX components on the appliance use to open the session. To start the session, the software must be present on the browser host and the target device.

4.
Click Save.

The appliance displays the device action icon next to host name or IP address of the device on the Device Inventory page.

Access remote devices using a VNC session

Access remote devices using a VNC session

You can access remote devices using the pre-programmed VNC-Java Remote Control device action.

The VNC program must be selected from the Icon: Action: drop-down list on the General Settings page. See Run an action on devices.
3.
On the left navigation pane, click Devices to display the Device Inventory page.
4.
In the menu bar Host / IP Address column, click the device action.

The Boot Manager appears on the target device. You can perform deployments and troubleshoot devices.

Using labels

Labels enable you to organize the K2000 components, which can be useful for grouping new devices, grouping devices by deployment type, users, user state templates, and user profiles and data. You can apply the same label to more than one component.

Create and apply labels

Create and apply labels

You can manually apply labels to users, devices, scripted installations, system images, user states, or USMT scan templates with criteria that is specific to your environment.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click Labels to display the Labels page.
2.
Select Choose Action > New to display the Label Detail page.
4.
Click Save.
7.
Select Choose Action > Apply Labels to display the Apply Labels page.
8.
Select one or more labels that you want to apply, then drag the labels to the Apply these labels section, and click Apply Labels.

You can filter components by label from the View by drop-down list.

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