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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

Create a Windows boot environment

Create a Windows boot environment

You can use the K2000 Media Manager to create a K2000 Boot Environment (KBE) or a NetBoot environment to boot devices to capture images and to deploy operating systems.

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Run the Media Manager from Start > All Programs > Quest > K2000 Media Manager.
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In the K2000 Hostname field, enter the IP address or host name of the K2000 appliance.
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In the K2000 Samba Share Password field, enter the password. This password should match the password that you entered in the K2000 Samba Share Password field on the General Settings page.
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Click Create K2000 Boot Environment.
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In Name, enter a unique string to identify the KBE on the appliance.
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In Architecture, select the KBE architecture you are booting in to, for example x64 or x86.
WinPE 4 Win8 x86 ADK C:\Program Files\Windows Kits\8.1
WinPE 4 Win8 x64 ADK C:\Program Files(x86)\Windows Kits\8.1

If you installed the Windows ADK somewhere else, browse to and select the correct path.

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Click Start Upload.
The new KBE appears on the Boot Environments and Source Media pages.

Create a boot environment from existing source media

Create a boot environment from existing source media

You can use existing source media as the basis for a new boot environment, and download the boot environment to an ISO or to a USB flash device.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click Boot Environments to display the Boot Environments page.
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Select Choose Action > New, then enter a unique name for the boot environment, and select the source media for the boot environment that you want to build.
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Click Next.
Drivers are not added when you copy a boot environment from source media. Update the drivers by re-caching the KBE folder from the Managing Drivers page. For example, Recache K2000 Boot Environment (Windows x86) updates the drivers in the kbe_windows_x86 folder.

Update drivers

Update drivers

You can update the Windows Pre-installation Environment (WinPE) related drivers necessary to build a K2000 Boot Environment (KBE) and add the drivers to the appropriate kbe_windows_x64 or the kbe_windows_x86 share directory on the appliance.

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Go to https://support.quest.com/kb/111717 to download the drivers. Use your Support credentials to log in, then select KBE Driver Pack.
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Navigate to the k2000/driver_packs folder to download the appropriate WinPE driver pack.

Set new KBE as default

Set new KBE as default

You can set a K2000 Boot Environment (KBE) as the default KBE when you build a build a KBE.

If you change the share password, create a new KBE using the new password.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
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Under Default K2000 Boot Environments, select the new KBE.
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Click Save.
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