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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

Capture a Mac OS X image

Capture a Mac OS X image

The K2000 Imaging Utility enables you to capture Mac images for deployments from a device that has network booted in to the K2000 appliance or the RSA.

You can capture a system image to use across multiple Mac hardware devices. Use the current version of the Mac OS image; older versions will cause an error because the certificate from Apple is no longer valid. You can change the date to a date prior to the expiry date on the device where you are creating the NetBoot environment and image.

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Select Capture image.
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In Image Name, enter a name to identify the image on the appliance, such as ASR or DMG to identify the image on the K2000 as a Mac image.
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Select Capture Apple ASR format Image to capture the image in the Mac native image format.
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Select Start Capture.
The capture process adds an image entry to the System Images page in the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console, and also in the Remote Site Console, if the image is captured using an RSA.
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Click OK.
The Capture Finished prompt appears, and the appliance displays the image on the System Images page.

Customize image before deployment

Customize image before deployment

You can customize the Mac OS X image using the built-in pre-installation tasks, or add your own customizations to a shell script that you run as a pre-installation task.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to display the Systems Images page.
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In the Installation Plan section, under Available Pre-installation Tasks, move any tasks that you want to run to the Run Pre-installation Tasks section.
You can add other tasks, such as collecting the device name. You can also edit any tasks on the System Image Detail page, if needed. After you finish adding and editing tasks, deploy the image.

Create a single HFS plus partition

Create a single HFS plus partition

You can assign the Create Single HFS + Partition on disk0 pre-installation task to create a single partition in HFS+ format using either the APM or GPT format.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to display the Systems Images page.
The System Image Detail page appears.
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Under Installation Plan > Available Pre-installation Tasks, move the Create Single HFS + Partition on disk0 task to the Run Pre-installation Tasks column.
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Click Save.

Apply the Mac OS X ByHost preferences

Apply the Mac OS X ByHost preferences

You can add the Apply Mac OS X ByHost Preference post-installation task to remove application preference files stored in the Byhost directory on Mac devices.

The numbers in the filenames are the MAC address of the device or the UUID on the system.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to display the Systems Images page.
The System Image Detail page appears.
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Under Installation Plan > Available Mid-Level Tasks, move the Apply Mac OX ByHost Preferences task to the Run Mid-Level Tasks column.
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Click Save.
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