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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

Run deployment on next network boot

Run deployment on next network boot

You can initiate a scripted installation or a system image deployment of the operating system the next time that one or more target devices boot in to the KACE Boot Environment (KBE).

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
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Under Name, select the boot action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page.
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Under Options > Schedule, select Run at next boot to deploy the image on the next network boot.
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Click Save.
On the left navigation pane, click Progress to view the status of an automated deployment currently running or click Audit Log to view the status of completed automated deployments.

Modify a boot action

Modify a boot action

You can add devices to a boot action, remove devices, change the scheduling options, switch from a unicast or to a multicast deployment for WIM and DMG images, and rename the boot action. You cannot change the image for a boot action.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
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Under Name, select the boot action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page.
4.
Click Save.
The Automated Deployments page lists the boot action.

Set default boot action

Set default boot action

By default, devices that are not in the KACE SDA Device Inventory boot in to the KACE SDA Main Menu. For example, devices on your network that have been scanned display in your KACE SDA Network Inventory. You can set the boot action to boot to the hard drive for devices that are not in the KACE SDA Device Inventory or Network Inventory.

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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
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Set the Default Boot Action to one of the following options:
Boot to the KACE SDA Main Menu for devices that are not in the KACE SDA Device Inventory.
Boot to the hard drive for devices that have not booted in to the KBE. Include devices that are not in Network Inventory
3.
Click Save.

Configure new WIM images to stream directly from or to the server

Configure new WIM images to stream directly from or to the server

When you capture or deploy WIM images, you have an option to stream the image directly from or to the server instead of using a local drive.

After an image is captured locally, it is sent to the server through network sockets. Some network configurations may cause issues when files are transferred this way. Streaming the image directly to the server causes its files to be copied directly to the server share instead of using network sockets.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
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Set the Imaging Options as required:
Default setting to capture WIM files directly to server (individual captures can be changed on the KBE image capture page): Select this option for the default setting in the KBE to stream directly to the server.
Default setting to deploy new WIM files directly from server (individual deployments can be changed on the image detail page): Select this option so the default setting on newly captured images is to deploy directly from the server.
3.
Click Save.
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