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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 7.0 Common Documents - Release Notes

Resolved issues

Resolved issues

The following is a list of issues resolved in this release.

Table 3. Resolved Issues

Resolved issue

Issue ID

Migration Wizard generates errors if decoded Source or Destination Migration Key did not match new line characters.


Progress bar showed a wrong drive letter when capture is done on a second drive due to space issues.


Downloaded capture log did not have line breaks.


The APPLIANCE_MAINTENANCE_STATUS database entry is no longer migrated.


6.1 maintenance was set to inactive if the appliance could not reach service.


7.0 maintenance was set to inactive if the appliance could not reach service.


VNC failed to show the Command Prompt window on a 64-bit KBE.


Uploading a file larger than 2 GB from the clientdrop share showed incorrect file sizes.


Migration hanged if SSH was not initially enabled on the target appliance, leaving BACKUP_IN_PROGRESS set to yes, which resulted in Support calls.


When attempting to boot through PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) on some devices, the device failed to boot with the following error: Status: 0xc0000017.


Migration failed to start when root logon over SSH is disabled on the destination device.


File system contents displayed on the Support Troubleshooting Tools page.


Migration hanged when a host name is used instead of an IP address, and DNS A record was missing.


Scripted Install Detailed Information table in the SDA Status Overview Report page displayed wrong reboot required details.


Improper escaping of host name field was reported while creating user states.


DOM (Document Object Model) XSS (Cross-site Scripting) was observed in the User name field while creating user states.


After migrating data to offboard storage, Successfully copied data to onboard storage message was displayed in logs.


Samba share password was set to the default administrative password after migration on the destination or target box.


DOM-based XSS was reported in the Brute Force Detection settings.


XSS was stored in the SNMP Community String field.


Task names were garbled for multi-byte strings in KBE.


While uploading a package larger than 1.5 GB using the Upload packages link from the Package Management page, no error was displayed.


The count on the System Image list page was wrong.


Users could not delete KBE when creation failed and upload displayed zero bytes.


Certain task types caused screens to appear in front of the KBE page.


If SSL was enabled when the migration wizard runs, the linking did not enable SSL.


Path-based XSS vulnerability was reported.


On the appliance and RSA (Remote Site Appliance), the Brute Force Detection error message was incorrect, and the indicated failed attempt count and duration was wrong.


On the appliance and RSA, captured user states disappeared while zooming on the User States list page.


An 'Automated Deployment' for a System Image or Scripted Installation did not include the node MAC address in the Progress Automated Deployment entry, failing to update the deployment progress.


Available tasks in an installation plan were not sorted automatically in alphabetical order.


Standalone deployment of K-image and WIM image did not display progress as expected (or the related percentage in Command Prompt).


An ordering issue was reported in the Installation Plan tasks.


Clicking the Cancel button during a deployment process continuously showed the progress bar until the system restarted.


CVE-1999-0517. The default SNMP community string is changed in this version.


On RSA System Images list page, it was possible to select and delete an SDA image, resulting in an error page.


Text over image was displayed while capturing user states online.


Labels were truncated on the Device Inventory list page.


The message appearing after attempting to power off the appliance was identical to the reboot message.


With offline scan and deploy user states attached to the image, the User States Available On The Server table was empty if no user states were available for deployment.


For offline user state scans, the column title in the User Profiles Available On This Device table was confusing.


IP and MAC addresses displayed in deployment reports could cause confusion.


The appliance did not follow standards for email authentication when sending emails.


Unhandled exception was reported: mysqli error: [1048: Column 'IM_DEPLOYMENT_LOG_ID' cannot be null] in EXECUTE("insert into IM_DEPLOY...


Error was reported: KLinkManager::UnsealData(): openssl_open failed.


German translation of a Warning message was confusing.


FreeBSD: Resource exhaustion in TCP reassembly was detected. For more details, visit


Search for text string consisting of two or more words did not work on the Import Managed Installation page.


Large application task uploads using the clientdrop share could result in a 504 Gateway Timeout page.


When Imaging Options were selected on the General Settings page, the option Deploy directly from server was not selected by default for imported images on the appliance or RSA.


FreeBSD: Lazy FPU State Restore Information Disclosure was detected. For more details, visit


The name of the RSA login page was too long.


Security: When editing system images, when you clicked Browse Files, the directory name called a page that did not check input.


In some environments, KBE did not re-map shares until the appliance or Samba was restarted.


NetBoot Environment creation sometimes failed.


Munin graph Disk Category on the 13G appliance was not updated after migration to expandable storage.


Web service call returned the Samba password.


Terms reference in the Administrator Guide was inconsistent with the Administrator Console.


String overlapping on the Device Inventory page was reported when setting column visibility.


Network Scan Inventory entries did not work as intended if previously present and deleted systems were re-imported.


The drivers_postinstall directory appeared in blue, indicating that it needed to be synced under RSA dependencies.


Media Manager reported an incorrect message when trying to upload media to RSA.


SSO (single sign-on): When switching from a KACE SDA server to either KACE RSA or KACE SMA (Systems Management Appliance) server through SSO, the drop-down list on the switched Administrator Console showed all linked appliances.


Known issues

Known issues

The following is a list of issues, including those attributed to third-party products, known to exist at the time of release.

Table 4. General known issues

Known issue

Issue ID

When running scripted install of Windows 7.x on a system configured with NVMe (non-volatile memory express) that uses the PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) bus, the following error occurs:

Windows needs the driver for device [Standard NVM Express Controller]

This issue is unrelated to the KACE SDA and therefore support is not provided.

Workaround: The following workaround is available as is, without support. For more information, read the following KB article:


Back slash causes notes to not be saved on the Pre-, Mid-, or Post-Installation Tasks section.


Error is reported while deleting nodes in the Administrator Console.


When PXE authentication is enabled, the Memdisk option is ignored.


Custom Deployment does not display User States for deployment.


Remote Site Detail page takes a long time to timeout if RSA is unavailable.


Large managed installation (MI) does not import as a Post-Installation task.


SSL intermediate certificate handling issues are reported.


Klonewin hangs due to network instability issue during file copying phase.


When reaching the license limit the German Translation is confusing. It should clearly state that the limit of 100 devices is reached.


Search with two or more words is not working on the Import Managed Installation page.


Large application task uploads using the clientdrop share can result in a 504 Gateway Timeout page.


When Imaging Options is selected on General Settings page, the Deploy directly from server check box is not selected by default for imported Images on the appliance and RSA.


After importing a managed installation (MI) created for operating systems on the KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA), the Runtime Environment is displayed as Windows on the KACE SDA server.


After importing an MI created with All Operating System checkbox selected on the KACE System Management Appliance (SMA), the Runtime Environment is displayed as Windows on the KACE SDA server.


The KACE SDA Munin graphs cannot be zoomed.


User warning is not displayed for duplicate imports or exports.


User warning is not displayed for duplicate import or exports.


When importing same packages, duplicate entries are created on the appliance.


When tasks are saved, they do not redirect back to list pages.


Online USMT Scan and Offboard Package Transfer fails if SMB v.1 is disabled on the target.

Workaround: Use the USMT Advisor tool, downloadable from the Support Portal or Library Overview page. This tool helps with common issues encountered during this process.


Online USMT Scan and Offboard Package Transfer fail if SMB v.1 is disabled on the target.


VMware virtual machines with multiple vCPUs (virtual central processing units) cannot PXE-boot to a legacy iPXE.

For more information, read the following KB article:


Automated Deployments are created without entering MAC Address.


Building a USB key for a system image does not update status message.


When igb1 is taken down on a 12G server and lagg is enabled, the Administrator Console is not accessible.


When RSA and KACE SDA are linked, no error message is shown on regenerating the linking key on the RSA.


When migrating to offboard storage with Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, pages do not automatically redirect, as expected.


When creating a new Post-Installation Task, a success message does not appear on the Post-installation Tasks list page.


After clicking New boot action for a Mac OS NetBoot on the Boot Environment Detail page, on the Automated Detail page that appears, the Deployment field is not set, as expected.


Some models freeze during the initializing devices stage, and is not able to get the KBE menu when UEFI PXE booting.


13G Hardware does not use the service tag as the serial number.


When an RSA is using offboard storage, Mac client machines are unable to boot in NetBoot from the RSA.


A Mac OS client device is unable to boot in NetBoot from an RSA, when the RSA is on offboard data store.


The KACE SDA cannot boot to iPXE (for UEFI) on a virtual machine (VM)created on ESXi 5.x with the network adapter setting NIC set to E1000E.

Workaround: Configure the VM network adapter setting NIC to E1000.


The path for drivers on the Driver Feed page are not always unique which causes problems for the Driver Feed widgets.


The NetBoot login screen is displayed on the client machine when deploying a Mac OS X 10.11, ASR (Apple Software Restore)/K-Image, and the boot action is set.

Workaround: It is recommended for users to wait until the NetBoot environment has completed the pre-processing steps for Mac OS X 10.11, which occur when the login screen displays the password box and the KACE SDA IP at the bottom of the screen. Also, the deployment progress can be observed in the KACE SDA Administrator Console.

If a login is attempted before these processes are complete, the KACE SDA imaging utility is not shown on dock and the user will need to reboot into the NetBoot environment.


NetBoot login screen appears when a Mac image deployment is set using boot action with 10.11 NetBoot.


Server setting for SMB signing is disabled.


On the Dell Driver Feed Settings page, the Last update field does not change when the drvstr.cfg file is updated and downloaded.


RAID Degraded and Rebuilding status are not displayed on 13G server console.


Mac OS device unable to NetBoot after reverse migration from expandable storage on RSA.


The Appliance Performance page does not display disk usage for external storage.


Automated Deployment Progress page displays the status of only two clients when viewed from laptop.


Imported ASR image deployments fail if no ASR images were captured from the KACE SDA.

Workaround: Create the ImageStore folder in the petemp directory.


ASR deployment fails if its imported to an appliance where ASR capture was never performed.


Unable to access Samba share if password contains consecutive '$' characters.


The System Image Detail page does not remain locked until the USB creation process is complete.


RAID page reports incorrect information when last drive of the RAID array is missing.


Wake-on-LAN (WoL) is not applicable to Apple machines. This is not noted, as expected.


Expandable storage migration status does not use comma decimal value for European regions, as expected.


Dual partition multicast WIM deployments deploy only the first drive or partition.


Resizing the columns width functionality does not work for certain columns on some list pages.


The New boot action option is not consistent across different detail pages.


Applying computer name sets a blank computer name when an ASR is deployed which contains no computer name.


Mac OS Join Domain Post-Installation Task script does not check for valid host name assignment, and does not exit with status code of zero '0' if does not find a host name, as expected.


Invalid date is allowed for Run once on date option while creating or updating scheduled boot action.


Virtual client machines can not be powered on by using Send Wake on Lan option.


No error message is displayed on Mac Media Manager when NetBoot passwords entered do not match.


Incorrect NAS IP address format is permitted during expandable storage configuration.


When KACE SMA and KACE SDA are linked together, two boot actions are created for client machine with two network interface cards (NICs).


Multiple license key exist when KACE SDA server with multiple license key is upgraded to 3.4.56712.


Intermediate certificate values are not updated properly in database when intermediate certificate is removed from server.


Clicking Remove local files not in image does not remove local files from non-system drive.


If the license for the KACE SDA reaches its maximum limit, and you boot a Mac® device that is not in the KACE SDA Device Inventory, the error message License exceeded does not display on the target device. Instead, the target device continues trying to boot from the appliance.


Packages listed on the Export k2000 packages page are not correctly sorted by the Versions backed up column.


Performing a NetBoot into the KACE SDA box assigns two IP addresses to the client.


Table 5. Hyper-V known issues

Known issue

Issue ID

When date or time is changed on Microsoft Hyper-V® Server, this is not reflected on the system.


Hyper-V sync issues are reported.


Upgrading with Microsoft Hyper-V® does not always mount the appropriate disk partition.


The RSA status does not automatically update when a sync is completed.



Table 6. Multicast deployment known issues

Known issue

Issue ID

When deploying a dual or multiple partition WIM image through multicast instead of unicast, only the first partition deploys.

Workaround: A workaround is available for this issue. For more information, read the following KB article:


Multicast deployments do not continue on errors.

Workaround: Do not set multicast deployments to continue on errors.



Table 7. Remote Site Appliance known issues

Known issue

Issue ID

The RSA becomes inaccessible when you reboot the RSA during reverse migration from offboard to onboard storage.



When attempting to upload media to an RSA, the Media Manager displays the error message: Invalid Response: Please check the hostname provided.

Workaround: Verify that the hostname or the IP address is the hostname or IP address of the KACE SDA, and not the RSA.


When switching between linked appliances, the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the Administrator Console should display only the linked appliances instead of all of the appliances to which you logged in to using single sign on (SSO) from the KACE SDA.


System requirements

System requirements

The minimum version required for installing version 7.0 is 6.1 (6.1.251). If your appliance is running an earlier version, update to the listed version before installing this major release and restart the appliance after the update is installed. To check the version number of your appliance, log in to the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console, open the Need Help pane on the right, then click About KACE SDA at the bottom left of the window.

Before upgrading to or installing version 7.0, make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements. These requirements are available in the KACE SDA technical specifications:

Product licensing

Product licensing

If you currently have a KACE SDA product license, no additional license is required.

If you are using the KACE SDA for the first time, see the appliance setup documentation for product licensing details. Go to More resources to access the appropriate guide.

NOTE: Prior to upgrading, check the Status Overview Report and verify that the current maintenance status is valid and not expired.
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