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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

Deploy the image manually

Deploy the image manually

You can perform scripted installation or system image deployments manually from the KBE Main Menu.

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Click Deploy image to this device.
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In Image Name, click the name of the image you want to install on this machine.
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Select Restart Automatically after deployment to reboot the device after the image is applied.
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Click Start deploy.
If one or more of deployment tasks fail, the Task Error page appears, displaying the failure details. Depending on the nature of the issue, you can retry or resume the execution of the failed task, or cancel the deployment. Alternatively, you can re-start or shut down the device, if required. A message box appears, indicating the outcome of the selected operation, such as: Image deployment failed. See log for details.
If a deployment fails without the user's interaction, the Deploy Log field appears on the Windows Imaging page, containing the log entries. If the deployment is cancelled by the user, the Deploy Log also appears, but the field is not populated.

View the manual deployments in progress

View the manual deployments in progress

You can view the list of manual deployments that are in progress and the details for a selected boot action for the deployment to verify which image was deployed to which device.

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On the left navigation pane, click Progress, then click Manual Deployments to display the Manual Deployment Progress page.
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Under Name, select the boot action for the deployment to display the Deployment Details page.
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In the Devices menu bar, click Details next to the device MAC address to view the progress of the tasks that are running for the deployment.

View the completed manual deployments

View the completed manual deployments

You can view the list of completed manual deployments and the details for a selected boot action to verify which image was deployed to which device.

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On the left navigation pane, click Audit Log to expand the section, then click Manual Deployments to display the Manual Deployment Log page.
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Under Name, select the boot action for the deployment to display the Deployment Details page.
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In the Devices menu bar, click Details next to the device MAC address to view the success or failure of the tasks there were run for the deployment.

Managing custom deployments

You can use custom Windows deployments to capture and execute a collection of specific tasks that you want to apply to a user's system, instead of deploying a brand-new image to the system which requires deleting the contents of the target device.

For example, you can use a custom deployment template to bring in a user's system just to capture their profile using USMT (User State Migration Tool), and to migrate it to another system, before shutting down the original system. Another example for using custom deployments is to simply upgrade a system's OS, without applying a new image.

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