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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

Change the Samba share password

Change the Samba share password

You can change the KACE SDA Samba share password. The Samba share drivers and restore directories are for uploading drivers and backing up and restoring library components, scripted installations, system images, boot environments, network inventory, and network scans. The clientdrop share is for uploading larger files in application tasks.

NOTE: The default account name is admin and the default password is also admin.

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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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In KACE SDA Samba Share Password, enter a new password.
4.
Click Save.

The account password for the Samba share is changed. Your Windows KACE Boot Environments are updated automatically to include the new password. This process may take a few minutes for each KBE.

Set the VNC® password

Set the VNC® password

The KACE Boot Environment (KBE) includes a Java® VNC client that enables you to connect to and boot remote devices from the appliance. When you create a NetBoot environment on a Mac OS X® device, the VNC password gets stored in the Mac OS X NetBoot environment.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
2.
In VNC Password, type a password.
3.
Click Save.

Enable Boot Manager authentication

Enable Boot Manager authentication

The KACE SDA Boot Manager displays on a target device that has PXE booted from the KACE SDA. Boot Manager authentication prevents users from manually selecting a KBE without authenticating with appropriate user credentials. By default, Boot Manager authentication is disabled.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to display the Control Panel, then click General Settings to display the General Settings page.
2.
Select Enable Boot Manager Authentication and provide the Boot Manager user name and password.
3.
Click Save.

The Boot Manager user name and password are set for all PXE boot requests. Active sessions use the previous password if authentication was previously enabled.

Configuring the appliance date and time settings

Configuring the appliance date and time settings

Appliance deployment operations, scheduled backups, exports, and offboard transfers rely on the date and time of the system clock. By default, the KACE SDA system clock is set to synchronize with the Quest KACE time server. You can change the system clock settings to match your timezone.

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