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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 scripted installation

Create a scripted installation

The Create a Scripted Installation wizard guides you through the steps to define the scripted installation. The settings that you specify in the config.xml file must be compatible with the hardware. If the hardware cannot handle the settings, the Windows installer causes the unattended scripted installation to fail.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click Scripted Installations to display the Scripted Installations page.
2.
Select Choose Action > New.
Follow the steps provided by the Create a Scripted Installation wizard.
NOTE: Scripted installation deployments to UEFI-enabled devices require creating a UEFI partition using the Create UEFI Partitions pre-installation task and booting from a UEFI bootable FAT32 formatted USB flash device.

Create an answer file

Create an answer file

You can create your own answer file or modify an existing one with the configuration tasks that are typically prompted for during an attended scripted installation.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click Scripted Installations to display the Scripted Installations page.
2.
Select Choose Action > New to display the Create a Scripted Installation page.
3.
Enter a Name, and select the source files from the Source Media drop-down list, then click Next to select which method to use to create the answer file:
Walk me through creating an answer file for unattended setup: Creates a configuration file using the unattended Installation wizard.
Upload an existing answer file for unattended setup: Uploads a configuration file for unattended installation.
No answer file; This will be a server-based attended setup: Creates a basic configuration file that requires user input to complete the installation.
4.
Click Walk me through creating an answer file for unattended setup, then click Next.
EnableFirstLogonAnimation registry key to 0 (zero).
6.
Click Next to display the Pre-installation and Post-installation Tasks page, and add the required pre-installation and post-installation tasks.
7.
Select the Task Error Handling option for how you want the appliance to respond to errors.
8.
Click Next.
The Create a Scripted Installation page displays the results. You can view the answer file on the Scripted Installation Detail page and under Setup Configuration, click Show.
Deploy the scripted installation from Automated Deployments or as a manual deployment from the KBE Main Menu, which displays on the target device after the target device boots in to the KBE.

Registration Data settings

Registration Data settings

The settings for the Registration Data vary depending on the operating system or the Source Media that was used.

Field

Description

Name

Identifies the user to which the license is assigned.

Organization

Identifies the company or organization.

Product Key

Enter the product activation key.

Volume or Multi-Activation Licensing

For Volume licenses, enter the MAK (Multiple Activation Key) or KMS (Key Mgt System) setup key.

Install image

Windows 7 and higher and Windows Server 2012. Automatically detects the installation image using the product key.

Administrator Account settings

Administrator Account settings

Creates the local administrator account during the installation process and sets whether the device automatically logs in to the account after the device reboots. Post-installation tasks, such as renaming the device and installing software require the script to automatically log back in to the device with an administrator account.

Field

Description

Username

Enter the user name for the administrator account. This account is created during the installation process.

Password

Enter the password for the administrator account. Leave the field blank for no password. Automatically logs in the administrator account to the target device after booting.

Automatically log computer in to the Administrator account

Automatically logs in the administrator account to the target device after booting. Selecting this check box enables the post-installation task to run automatically for at least the first boot.

Disable automatic login after: device boots

Disables the automatic login of the administrator account after the specified number of boots.

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