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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 Windows Script

Add Windows Script

You can run Windows scripts as a post-installation task in the K2000 Boot Environment (Windows) runtime environment or the Windows runtime environment.

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 Windows Script to display the Post-installation Task Detail page.
3.
In Name, enter a logical name for the task, such as Install Adobe Reader 11.
4.
Select a Runtime Environment. See About runtime environments.
5.
Next to Upload File, click Browse to select the appropriate file.
6.
Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
7.
In Notes, add any notes to identify the task.
8.
Click Save.

Add Service Pack

Add Service Pack

You can install service packs automatically as they become available for the operating system to devices on local and remote networks. If you have a service pack stored at a different location, you can browse to and upload that service pack manually.

The Service pack task runs in the Windows environment after booting in to the operating system.

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 Service Pack to display the Post-installation Task Detail page.
3.
In Name, enter a logical name to identify the task.
From the Service Pack drop-down list, select the service pack, and click Download Service Pack automatically.

The Command Line field is automatically populated with the recommended parameters based on the service pack selection. If you modify this line, include the service pack filename.

Select Upload Service Pack manually, and click Browse to upload the file. For more information, see About uploading files.
NOTE: When you upload the service pack manually, in Parameters, enter the command-line parameters to run the service pack.
5.
Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
6.
Click Save.

About uploading files

About uploading files

You can upload a single file or a ZIP archive containing multiple files to run as a pre-installation or as a post-installation task. The appliance runs the task in the runtime environment that you specify.

About runtime environments

About runtime environments

The runtime environment determines when the K2000 appliance task engine runs the task.

Runtime environment

Description

K2000 Boot Environment (Windows)

Runs before the first boot of the operating system.

Windows

Runs after the first boot of the Windows operating system.

K2000 Boot Environment (Mac OS X)

Runs before the first boot of the operating system.

Mac OS X

Runs on the first boot of Mac operating system using a login hook.

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