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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

Managing operating system drivers

Managing operating system drivers

Enabling the Driver Feed gets the latest the Dell drivers that the operating system requires, then you can select which drivers you want to download. The model-specific packages contain drivers for Windows scripted installations.

About Windows operating system drivers

You can run the \<your_k2000_box>\drivers_postinstall\feed_tools\driver_feed_discovery_tool.vbs script on the device to get the model and manufacturer name.
The folder structure is <Manufacturer name>\<OS Name>\<Model name>.

Enable Driver Feed for scripted installations

Enable Driver Feed for scripted installations

When you enable the Driver Feed to get the latest Dell drivers, you can select which drivers you want to download. The K2000 organizes the drivers by device model that the operating system requires for scripted installation deployments.

You can enable the Driver Feed for sysprepped system images. For more information, see Enable Driver Feed for system images.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Driver Feed.
2.
Select Choose Action > Manage Driver Feed Settings to display the Driver Feed Settings page.
3.
Select the Enable Driver Feed check box and click Save.
4.
Click Check for Updates.
5.
Optional: Click Cancel to close the page.
6.
Click Save.

The Driver Feed Status displays Checking for Updates. You can view the list of available driver packages on the Driver Feed page, and download and install packages to the appliance.

Enable Driver Feed for system images

Enable Driver Feed for system images

Enable the Driver Feed for sysprepped system images to get the missing drivers. You can install the drivers on the device where you captured the image, re-capture the image, then upload the image to the appliance. Quest KACE recommends using the best practices for capturing images to avoid installing drivers in system images.

For more information on the best practices for capturing images, see https://support.quest.com/kace-systems-deployment-appliance/kb/121734.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to display the Systems Images page.
3.
Under Deploy options, select the Use driver feed (only with Sysprep'd images) check box.
4.
Optional: Click Cancel to close the page.
5.
Optional: Click Duplicate to copy the image and edit it as needed.
6.
Click Save.

Disable Driver Feed

Disable Driver Feed

You can disable the Driver Feed to manually download and install non-Dell drivers, drivers from a different K2000 appliance, or drivers stored on a different device.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Driver Feed.
2.
Select Choose Action > Manage Driver Feed Settings to display the Driver Feed Settings page.
3.
Clear the Enable Driver Feed check box.
4.
Optional: Click Cancel to close the page.
5.
Click Save.
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