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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

Install Vista MBR

Install Vista MBR

You can add the built-in Install Vista/2008/7/8/2012 MBR pre-installation task to restore the boot sector on devices running Windows Vista, Windows 2008 Windows 7 and higher, and Windows Server 2012.

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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Pre-installation Tasks to display the Pre-installation Tasks page.
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Select Install Vista/2008/7/8/2012 MBR to display the Pre-installation Task Detail page.
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Optional: In Name, change the name to identify the task.
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In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
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Click Save.

Install XP 2003 MBR

Install XP 2003 MBR

You can add the built-in Install XP 2003 MBR pre-installation task to restore the boot sector on devices running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Pre-installation Tasks to display the Pre-installation Tasks page.
2.
Select Install XP 2003 MBR to display the Pre-installation Task Detail page.
3.
Optional: In Name, change the name to identify the task.
4.
In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
5.
Click Save.

Creating a task sequence

You can create a task sequence to include all of the tasks to build and capture an operating system image. The K2000 Task Engine runs the tasks on the target devices in a reliable order and reports deployment feedback on the K2000 appliance and on the target devices. Task sequencing enables you to view which image was deployed to which device and to view the progress of tasks running on a device. If a task fails, you can edit the task on the target device.

You can use the built-in pre-installation and post-installation tasks, and add your own tasks to scripts that you can run as a pre-installation or post-installation task to create a task sequence. You can create a task sequence for automated boot action scripted installation and system image deployments. You can also create a task sequence for multicast and manual deployments.

You create the task sequence on the System Image Detail or the Scripted Installation Detail page under the Installation Plan. When building the task sequence, remember to place the prerequisites before the applications that require them.

Adding pre-installation tasks

Adding pre-installation tasks

You can add the built-in pre-installation tasks and use the Choose Action menu selections to add your own tasks to a script to run as a pre-installation task. The appliance runs the task in the runtime environment that you specify. You can also upload a single file or a ZIP archive containing multiple files to run as a pre-installation task. You can duplicate and customize the built-in tasks.

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