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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

Add BAT Script

Add BAT Script

You can create and run your own batch scripts as a post-installation task in the K2000 Boot Environment for Windows or the Windows runtime environment after installing the operating system or re-imaging a target device.

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.
Select Choose Action > Add BAT Script.
The Post-installation Task Detail page appears.
3.
In Name, enter a logical name for the task.
4.
Select a Runtime Environment. See About runtime environments.
5.
In BAT Script, enter the script.
6.
Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
7.
In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
8.
Click Save.

Add Naming Rule

Add Naming Rule

You can set up a naming database text file to assign names to devices and use a post-installation task to upload the file to the appliance.

mac_address = hostname

For example: 001122334455 = workstation55

The appliance uses the Workstation Name Changer tool, which is a compatible text file to assign a unique name to devices using the command-line parameters that you specify in the naming database. For more information, see http://newstuff.clarke.co.nz/wsname.

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.
Select Choose Action > Add Naming Rule to display the Post-installation Task Detail page.
3.
In Name, enter a logical name for the task, such as Assign name to workstation.
4.
Next to Upload File, click Browse to select the appropriate file.
5.
Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
6.
Click Save.

Add K1000 Agent Installer

Add K1000 Agent Installer

You can download the K1000 Agent file to a local directory, then upload the installer as a single file or a ZIP archive to run as a post-installation task. The appliance runs the task in the runtime environment that you specify.

You can assign the Apply KUID to K1000 Agent post-installation task to prevent a duplicate asset on the K1000 appliance if the KUID of the K1000 Agent that was installed on the target device was not maintained. The K1000 Agent software is in the \\K1000_host_name\client\agent_provisioning directory. For an explanation of available command-line options and Agent configuration properties, see the K1000 Administrator Guide. The K1000 5.4 Agent and higher does not require .NET 4.0 to install.

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.
Select Choose Action > Add K1000 Agent Installer to display the K1000 Agent Installer Detail page.
3.
In Name, change the name to identify the task, for example K1000 Agent for Windows.
4.
Select a Runtime Environment. See About runtime environments.
5.
Next to Upload, click Browse to select the appropriate file.
6.
In Parameter, enter the command-line parameters for the task.
7.
Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
8.
Click Save.

Add Custom HAL Replacement

Add Custom HAL Replacement

You can replace the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) using a post-installation task to customize the target device's HAL.

HAL replacement is only supported for system images.

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.
Select Choose Action > Add Custom HAL Replacement to display the Post-installation Task Detail page.
3.
In Name, enter a logical name for the task.
4.
Click Browse to upload the following files:
NOTE: If a filename is different from what displays in the Upload field, the files is renamed when uploaded to the appliance.
The files are copied to the target devices Windows\System32 directory as part of the post-installation task.
5.
In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
6.
Click Save.
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