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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 4.1 - Administrator Guide

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Log in to the Administrator Console

Log in to the Administrator Console

You can log in to the Administrator Console from any device on the local area network (LAN) after the network settings are configured, and after the appliance restarts.

http://hostname. For example, http://k2000.
The Initial Configuration Wizard page appears.
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In the Initial Configuration Wizard, choose the appliance mode by selecting one of the following options:
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Click Next.

Setting

Description

License Key

Enter the license key you received in the Welcome email from Quest KACE. Include the dashes. If you do not have a license key, contact Quest KACE Technical Support at https://support.quest.com/contact-support.

Administrator Password

Enter a password for the default admin account. You use this account to log in to the appliance Administrator Console. Remember this password; you cannot log in to the Administrator Console without it.

Registration Data

Enter the name of your company or group and the email address of the person or group that you want to receive logs and notifications from the appliance.

Network Connectivity

The K2000 and the Virtual K2000 appliances must be connected to the network to validate the license information.

Time Zone

Select the timezone where the appliance is located.

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Optional. If you change your mind, and want to switch to the K2000 or RSA mode, click Change virtual appliance mode, and select the appliance type.
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Click Save Settings and Continue.
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Optional. If you change your mind, and want to switch to the K2000 or RSA mode, click Change virtual appliance mode, and select the appliance type.
To complete the configuration, click Configure, then reboot appliance. The appliance restarts. Proceed to the next step.
If you do not want to finish the configuration, click Power off appliance. The appliance powers off.
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Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA), then log in using the login ID admin and the password you chose on the Initial Configuration page.

When you complete the configuration, logging in to the K2000 appliance allows you to access the full set of pages available in the Administrator Console. The Remote Site Console, however, provided with the RSA, provides a limited set of pages that are only applicable to the RSA mode. For example, the Remote Site Console only displays the Home, Settings, and Support menu options on the left navigation pane, that provide access to the relevant pages.

Configure the language settings

Configure the language settings

You can set the language used for text in the appliance console, configure the region settings to determine the default character set to use for numbers such as dates, and select a font for the text used in your K2000 Boot Environment (KBE) for Windows.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Language Settings to display the Language Settings page.
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In the Language drop-down list, select a locale for the language to use for the text in the appliance console.
If you select the Default option, the Administrator console will match the language of the browser.
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In the Region drop-down list, select the locale to determine the default character set to use for numbers such as dates.
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Under KBE Optional Font Support, select a locale to determine the language to use for the text in your K2000 Boot Environment (KBE) for Windows.
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Optional: Click Cancel to close the page.
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Click Save.

The selected language is applied. Administrators who log in to the Administrator Console see the localized version if the target language was also selected in the browser settings.

Using the Dashboard

The Dashboard provides an overview of the appliance activity, links to common tasks, and the Library resources. It also provides alerts and links to news and Knowledge Base articles. You can customize the Dashboard to show or hide widgets as needed.

Customize the Dashboard

Customize the Dashboard

You can customize the Dashboard to add widgets as needed.

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Click the Customize button in the top-right corner of the page to view the available widgets.
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Click Install to show a widget that is currently hidden.
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