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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 7.0 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the KACE SDA Setting up user accounts and user authentication Configuring security settings Preparing for deployment Managing device inventory Using labels Creating a Windows or Linux Boot Environment Managing drivers Capturing images Capturing user states Creating scripted installations Creating a task sequence Automating deployments Performing manual deployments Managing custom deployments Imaging Mac devices About the Remote Site Appliance Importing and exporting appliance components Managing disk space Troubleshooting appliance issues Updating appliance software Glossary About us Legal notices

Enable Driver Feed for scripted installations

Enable Driver Feed for scripted installations

When you enable the Driver Feed to get the latest Dell drivers, you can select which drivers you want to download. The KACE SDA organizes the drivers by device model that the operating system requires for scripted installation deployments.

You can enable the Driver Feed for sysprepped system images. For more information, see Enable Driver Feed for system images.

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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Driver Feed.
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Select Choose Action > Manage Driver Feed Settings to display the Driver Feed Settings page.
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Select the Enable Driver Feed check box and click Save.
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Click Check for Updates.
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Optional: Click Cancel to close the page.
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Click Save.

The Driver Feed Status displays Checking for Updates. You can view the list of available driver packages on the Driver Feed page, and download and install packages to the appliance.

Enable Driver Feed for system images

Enable Driver Feed for system images

Enable the Driver Feed for sysprepped system images to get the missing drivers. You can install the drivers on the device where you captured the image, re-capture the image, then upload the image to the appliance. Quest KACE recommends using the best practices for capturing images to avoid installing drivers in system images.

For more information on the best practices for capturing images, see https://support.quest.com/kace-systems-deployment-appliance/kb/121734.

For Windows K-Images and WIM images, the Sysprepped field on the System Image Detail page indicates if an image is sysprepped.

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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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Under Deploy options, select the Use driver feed (only with Sysprep'd images) check box.
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Optional: Click Cancel to close the page.
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Optional: Click Duplicate to copy the image and edit it as needed.
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Click Save.

Disable Driver Feed

Disable Driver Feed

You can disable the Driver Feed to manually download and install non-Dell drivers, drivers from a different KACE SDA, or drivers stored on a different device.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Driver Feed.
2.
Select Choose Action > Manage Driver Feed Settings to display the Driver Feed Settings page.
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Clear the Enable Driver Feed check box.
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Optional: Click Cancel to close the page.
5.
Click Save.

Download operating system driver packages

Download operating system driver packages

If the Driver Feed is enabled, you can view the list of the latest driver packages available from the Driver Feed, and download and install the drivers to the appliance.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Driver Feed.
The drivers get installed in the drivers_postinstall share directory.
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Select Choose Action > Download and Install Packages.
When the process completes, the Status column displays Installed into driver share. You can view the installed drivers on the Drivers page.
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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Drivers to display the Drivers page.
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