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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

Specify deployment options

Specify deployment options

The System Image Detail page allows you to view the image settings, add a boot action, download the log files associated with the image, and set the options for how the appliance responds to errors. It also allows you to specify deployment options.

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Under Deployments, select the deployment to display the System Image Detail page.
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Under Deploy Options, select any of following options, as required:
Deploy directly from server: Select this option if you want to deploy this WIM image directly from the server. WIM images captured directly to the server must also be deployed directly from the server. In that case, this option appears selected, and cannot be changed.
Force continue on errors: Select this option if you want to continue the capture and the upload process even if warnings and fatal errors occur.
Include debug output in log: Select to enable debugging level logging and upload the logs to the Appliance Logs page.
Use driver feed (only with Sysprepped images): Select to enable the Driver Feed for sysprepped system images to obtain missing drivers. For more information, see Enable Driver Feed for system images. For Windows K-Images and WIM images, the Sysprepped field on the System Image Detail page indicates if an image is sysprepped.
Shutdown target device after last task: Select if you want to turn off the target device when the image is installed.
Allow Appliance to calculate Auto Logon Count for Unattend file: Select this option if you want to enable the appliance to calculate the number of auto logon attempts that take place during installation. The number of auto logon attempts is written to the Unattend.xml file, that contains parameters for a Windows system setup. When this option is enabled, the appliance calculates the auto logon count by adding the number of system reboots that are specified in the tasks contained in the installation plan.
Set Auto Logon Count (Leave blank for no change): Select this option if you want to limit the number of auto logon attempts that take place during system installation. You can enter any value between zero and 99.

Schedule a deployment

Schedule a deployment

You can schedule system image or scripted installation deployments to a single device or to multiple devices to run later. You can also schedule multiple deployments to the same device. You cannot schedule Mac OS X image deployments to run later.

You can add or remove devices when you schedule a deployment.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
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Select Choose Action > New Boot Actions or select an existing boot action to display the Automated Deployment Detail page.
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Under Options > Schedule, select one of the following to run the deployment:
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Run at next boot: Initiates the deployment on the next network boot.
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Schedule to run later: Specifies a day and time: Run once on: every (day), at: H (hour), and M (minute). Run repeatedly runs the deployment every day at the time you specify.
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Click Save.

Delete a boot action

Delete a boot action

You can delete boot action deployments if they become out-of-date or to save disk space.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments to display the Automated Deployments page.
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Select Choose Action > Delete.
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Click Yes to confirm.

Create a multicast WIM image deployment

Create a multicast WIM image deployment

You can create a multicast deployment for WIM images to send one image once to multiple devices at the same time. Multicast deployments reduce the network bandwidth if the routers on your network support multicast, and if the target devices have the hard disk space for the image. Multicast deployments support only single-partition images.

NOTE: Go to http://www.itninja.com/community/dell-kace-k2000-deployment-appliance for information on your specific routers and switches.
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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 deployment from the list to display the Automated Deployment Detail page; otherwise, see Create a boot action and Schedule a deployment.
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Optional: Under Boot Action Details, rename or add notes to identify the boot action.
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Under Options > Type, select Multicast.
Optional: Click Show advanced settings to change the default multicast settings for this deployment. To change the settings for all multicast deployments, see Edit the default multicast settings.
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Under Devices > Selected Devices, click or select a Mac address. You can also click Paste multiple MAC addresses to paste in multiple address, and you can filter device by type to show devices that match the specified criteria from the View All drop-down list to
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Click Save.
The Automated Deployments page lists the boot action.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to select the image assigned to the boot action to add pre-installation and post-installation tasks, and to configure the error handling.
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