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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

Create a USB device driver directory

Create a USB device driver directory

USB devices do not connect and mount to the drivers in the KACE SDA share directory. You can manually create the drivers share directory structure on the USB device, and copy the contents from the appliance drivers share directory to the USB device.

For versions 3.6 and higher:

1.
Browse to usb:\KACE\ and verify that the drivers_postinstall directory exists. If not, create a drivers_postinstall directory.
2.
Access the drivers_postinstall share directory on the appliance, for example: \\KACE_SDA\drivers_postinstall.
3.
Copy the contents from the feed_tools directory from the KACE SDA drivers_postinstall directory on to the USB device drivers_postinstall directory.

Add drivers to USB images

Add drivers to USB images

When you deploy an image from a USB device and the device does not connect and mount to the appliance drivers_postinstall share directory, you can manually copy the drivers to the USB device by importing the drivers to the appliance, and creating a mid-level post-installation task to add the drivers.

For information on adding drivers to a USB image deployment, see https://support.quest.com/kb/SOL111365, then log in to the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console.
1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Package Management, and click Import KACE SDA Packages.
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Select Choose Action > Import Selected.
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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to display the Systems Images page.
5.
Select the image to display the System Image Detail page.
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Under Installation Plan, move the task that you created to add the drivers from the Available Mid-Level Tasks column to the Run Mid-Level Tasks column.
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Click Save.

Download the boot environment as bootable ISO

Download the boot environment as bootable ISO

You can download a bootable ISO to a USB flash drive for the KACE Boot Environment (KBE) or for the NetBoot environment.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click Boot Environments to display the Boot Environments page.
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Select the Create bootable USB Flash drive image for this Boot Environment check box and save the file.
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On the Boot Environment Detail page, select Download bootable USB flash drive image for this Boot Environment.
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Optional. Indicate how you want to boot this environment.
If you want the user to choose a PXE boot using the memdisk utility, select Use Memdisk to boot this Boot Environment for BIOS clients. Use this option for legacy BIOS boot environments to enable PXE boots.
6.
Click Download bootable ISO for this Boot Environment to start the download.

Network boot a target device

Network boot a target device

You must network boot the target device in to the KACE Boot Environment (KBE) to access the KBE Main Menu to deploy the operating system manually.

For local devices, go to the BIOS on the target device and select Network Controller to network boot the target device in to the KBE.
Graphical Menu: Supports selecting options using arrow keys.
Text Menu: Supports older NICs that do not support integrated graphics, but allows using arrow keys.
Basic Menu: Supports NICs that do not have integrated graphic support and cannot recognize arrow keys.
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