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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

Add drivers to OS as a post-installation task

Add drivers to OS as a post-installation task

You can upload driver installation files for drivers that have complex configurations or dependencies, such as chipset drivers that provide the hardware instructions. Creating a .zip file of the drivers enables you to add the drivers to the operating system using a post-installation task.

Quest KACE recommends enabling the Driver Feed to get the latest Dell drivers to select which drivers you want to download.

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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
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Select Choose Action > Add Application to display the Post-installation Task Detail page.
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In Name, enter a logical name to identify the task, such as Install Dell E6410 Chipset Drivers.
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Select a Runtime Environment. See About runtime environments.
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Next to Upload file, click Browse to select the appropriate file.
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Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
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In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
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Click Save.

Capturing images

You can capture UEFI images, WIM images, and K-Images after you boot the device with the image that you want to capture in to the KACE Boot Environment (KBE). The KBE Main Menu loads on to the device when the device boots in to the KBE. You capture images from the device using the KBE Main Menu. You can verify that there is enough disk space on the appliance for the image and prepare the image for capture.

Preparing for capture

Preparing for capture

Follow the best practices for capturing images, such as ensuring that the image is up-to date and that there is enough space on the appliance for the image.

The Quest KACE Support team provides best practices for capturing images. For more information, see, https://support.quest.com/kace-systems-deployment-appliance/kb/121734.

Best practices to prepare for capturing images for deployment:

Capture system images

Capture system images

You can capture images with the KACE SDA or remote (RSA) appliances, after you boot the device in to the KACE Boot Environment (KBE).

After the device boots in to the KBE, you can access the built-in VNC remote control software to capture images from remote devices to the KACE SDA.

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Click Capture image of this device.
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In Image Name, enter a name that identifies the image on the appliance.
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In Image Type, select the type of the image file that you want to create, as required.
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Click Force continue on errors to continue the capture and the upload process even if warnings and fatal errors occur.
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Click Include debug output in log to enable debugging level logging and upload the logs to the Appliance Logs page.
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Click Start capture.
When the capture process is complete, a new system image entry appears on 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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