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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 PowerShell Script

Add PowerShell Script

You can run PowerShell script as a pre-installation, mid-level, or post-installation task in the KACE Boot Environment (Windows) runtime environment or the Windows runtime environment.

a.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Pre-installation Tasks to display the Pre-installation Tasks page.
b.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Mid-level Tasks to display the Mid-Level Tasks page.
c.
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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On the list page that appears, select Choose Action > Add Powershell Script.
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On the page that appears, in Name, enter a logical name for the task, such as My PowerShell script.
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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 PowerShell script.
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In Parameter, review the command line for the PowerShell script, and update it, if needed.
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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 any notes to identify the task.
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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.

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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 Service Pack to display the Post-installation Task Detail page.
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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.
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Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
6.
Click Save.

Add Shell Script

Add Shell Script

You can create your own shell scripts to run as a pre-installation, mid-level, or post-installation task in the KACE Boot Environment (Mac OS X) before deploying the operating system or re-imaging a target device.

a.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Pre-installation Tasks to display the Pre-installation Tasks page.
b.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Mid-level Tasks to display the Mid-Level Tasks page.
c.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
2.
On the list page that appears, select Choose Action > Add Shell Script.
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On the page that appears, in Name, enter a logical name to identify the task.
Pre-installation and mid-level shell scripts: Select SDA Boot Environment (Mac OS X).
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In Shell Script, enter the script.
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In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
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Click Save.

Add KACE SMA Agent Installer

Add KACE SMA Agent Installer

You can download the KACE SMA Agent file to a local directory, then upload the installer as a single file or a ZIP archive to run as a post-installation task. The appliance runs the task in the runtime environment that you specify.

You can assign the Apply KUID to KACE SMA Agent post-installation task to prevent a duplicate asset on the KACE SMA appliance if the KUID of the KACE SMA Agent that was installed on the target device was not maintained. The KACE SMA Agent software is in the \\SMA_host_name\client\agent_provisioning directory. For an explanation of available command-line options and Agent configuration properties, see the KACE SMA Administrator Guide. The KACE SMA 5.4 Agent and higher does not require .NET 4.0 to install.

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 KACE SMA Agent Installer to display the KACE SMA Agent Installer Detail page.
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In Name, change the name to identify the task, for example KACE SMA Agent for Windows.
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Select a Runtime Environment. See About runtime environments.
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Next to Upload, click Browse to select the appropriate file.
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In Parameter, enter the command-line parameters for the task.
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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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Click Save.
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