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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

Set task error handling option

Set task error handling option

You can set the task error handling for devices with the Windows operating system to prompt on errors or to continue on errors. You can also enable the Cancel button to display on target devices to cancel a failed task.

On the left navigation pane, choose Deployments > System Images to display the System Images page. Then click a system image name to display the System Image Detail page.
On the left navigation pane, choose Deployments > Scripted Installations to display the Scripted Installation page. Then click a scripted installation name to display the Scripted Installation Detail page.
2.
Under Name, select the deployment to configure the error handling options.
The Scripted Installation Detail or System Detail page appears.
Prompt on errors: Opens the Task Error page, which enables you to edit the target device, retry the task, resume the deployment, or reboot the device with an option to cancel or continue.
Continue on errors: Continues the deployment without prompting.
4.
Select the Show cancel button on client check box to display the Cancel button on the Task Engine page on the target device.

Assign tasks to system image deployment

Assign tasks to system image deployment

You can configure the steps on the K2000 or a remote (RSA) appliance which are necessary (or required) to run a system image deployment. Pre-installation tasks run before the operating system setup starts, and post-installation tasks run after the operating system is deployed and the target devices are logged in for the first time.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to display the Systems Images page.
2.
Select the image to view the System Image Detail page.
3.
Under Installation Plan, add the tasks in the order that you want the tasks to run.
a.
Add tasks from the Available Pre-installation Tasks column to the Run Pre-installation Tasks column.
NOTE: Ensure that the Format C task follows the Create Single Partition task.
b.
Add tasks from the Available Mid-Level Tasks column to the Run Mid-Level Tasks column.
c.
Add tasks from the Available Post-installation Tasks column to the Run Post-installation Tasks column.
4.
Click Save.
5.
RSA only. Before you deploy the newly edited system image, you must save and synchronize it with the associated K2000 appliance.
b.
On the Remote Sites page, click the RSA that you used to capture the edited system image.
c.
On the Remote Site Detail page that appears, click Save and Sync.

Assign tasks to scripted installation deployment

Assign tasks to scripted installation deployment

You can configure the steps that the appliance takes to run a scripted installation deployment. Pre-installation tasks run before the operating system setup starts, and post-installation tasks run after the operating system is deployed and the target devices are logged in for the first time.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click Scripted Installations to display the Scripted Installations page.
2.
Select the scripted installation to view the Scripted Installation Detail page.
3.
Under Installation Plan, add the tasks in the order that you want the tasks to run.
a.
Add tasks from the Available Pre-installation Tasks column to the Run Pre-installation Tasks column.
NOTE: Ensure that the Format Ctask follows the Create Single Partition task.
b.
Add tasks from the Available Mid-Level Tasks column to the Run Mid-Level Tasks column.
c.
Add tasks from the Available Post-installation Tasks column to the Run Post-installation Task column.
4.
Click Save.

Edit deployment tasks

Edit deployment tasks

You can edit tasks associated with system image or scripted installation deployments. Each task represents a step that the appliance takes to run a system image or scripted installation deployment. Pre-installation tasks run before the operating system setup starts, and post-installation tasks run after the operating system is deployed and the target devices are logged in for the first time.

System image deployment tasks only. You can only edit system image deployment tasks when you are using the K2000 appliance Administrator console. The KACE Remote Site Appliance does not allow you to edit any task parameters. That is because the System Image Detail page in the KACE Remote Site Appliance displays all tasks that exist on the associated K2000 appliance, and therefore they can only be edited in that K2000 appliance's Administrator console.

On the left navigation pane, choose Deployments > System Images to display the System Images page. Then click a system image name to display the System Image Detail page.
On the left navigation pane, choose Deployments > Scripted Installations to display the Scripted Installation page. Then click a scripted installation name to display the Scripted Installation Detail page.
2.
Under Installation Plan, locate the task that you want to edit, and click .

Option

Description

File

To replace a file associated with the task (if available), click Replace, and select the appropriate file.

Parameters

Edit the task parameters, as required.

Notes

Add a note about the task. For example, John's task to create a partition.

4.
BAT scripts only. In the BAT Script box, type the name of the BAT script.
5.
DISKPART scripts only. In the DISKPART Script box, type the name of the DISKPART script.
6.
Click Save to close the dialog box.
7.
On the System Image Detail or Scripted Installation Detailpage, click Save.
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