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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

Apply a UEFI partition

Apply a UEFI partition

You can apply the UEFI partition that you created as a pre-installation task.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
2.
Click Apply UEFI Partitions to display the Post-installation Task Detail page.
3.
In Name, enter a logical name to identify the task.
4.
Select a Runtime Environment. See About runtime environments.
5.
In BAT Script, verify the script and make any necessary changes.
6.
Click Save.

Capture native WIM images

Capture native WIM images

You can capture WIM images for faster deployments using automated multicast deployments to send the same WIM image to multiple devices simultaneously. You can also deploy WIM images across all devices in the enterprise, and across hard disks of any size in the K2000 Boot Environment (KBE).

The device with the image that you want to capture does not have to match the target devices for deployments; however, drivers are required for each device model to which you are deploying the image.

2.
Click Capture image of this machine.
3.
In Image Name, create a name to identify the image.
4.
In Image Source, select the drive letter from where you are capturing the image.
5.
Select Windows Imaging Format (Fast compression) for Image type.
6.
Click Start capture to upload the image to the System Images page.

Edit a system image

Edit a system image

You can rename, replace, remove, or edit K-Images.

The Browse Files option is only available for K-Images.

1.
Select the name of the image to display the System Image Detail page to edit the image.
2.
Click Browse Files to open the File Browser window to edit the images with the following options:
Click Add Drive to add a partition. The drive name must contain an uppercase letter with a colon at the end.
NOTE: When you replace a file with a different file from Browse Files, the appliance replaces the contents of the files, but retains the original filename.
3.
Click Submit to display the Revert and Commit buttons.
Click Revert to roll back the changes. Click Commit to commit changes to the image.
4.
Optional: Under Deploy Options, select Remove local files not in image when restoring the original image to a device, and when files have been added or modified on the device that is not in the original image.

Capturing user states

The K2000 appliance uses the Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT) to migrate user profiles by running the USMT Scan State and Load State utilities. Before scanning devices for user states, you can configure the USMT Scan Templates that set the Scan State utility parameters and enable you to specify which data to migrate and which data to exclude from the capture. You can upload and install the USMT from the K2000 appliance or from the K2000 Media Manager.

The USMT Scan State utility (Scanstate.exe) scans a device for data, and captures the information in a .mig file. The USMT Load State utility (Loadstate.exe) installs the data and settings from the .mig file on to a destination or target device. The Load State utility also enables you to migrate users states to devices manually.

Scan User States Offline: You can use the Scan User State Offline pre-installation task to scan user states from any device and upload the user state to the appliance.

Deploy User States: You can use the Deploy User States post-installation task to deploy the user states to target devices.

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