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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.0 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the appliance 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

Re-cache drivers

Re-cache drivers

Re-caching the drivers notifies the appliance that updates have been made to the drivers.

Verify that the drivers are in the drivers/kbe_windows_x86 or the drivers/kbe_windows_x64 drivers directory before you re-cache. Re-caching drivers only scans the drivers share directory, not the drivers_postinstall directory.
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On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Appliance Maintenance to display the Appliance Maintenance page.
NOTE: You can only update the appliance if your license is up to date. When your license expires, a message appears at the top of the page, instructing you to update your license. The License Maintenance Status field on this page indicates the state of your license. To update your license, obtain a new key from your KACE sales representative, and update it on the Registration and Licensing page. If one or more Remote Site Appliances (RSAs) are associated with this appliance, the new license key is automatically updated on those RSAs after a synchronization.
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Under Utilities in the Driver Recache, section, click Recache All Drivers.

Managing operating system drivers

Managing operating system drivers

Enabling the Driver Feed gets the latest the Dell drivers that the operating system requires, then you can select which drivers you want to download. The model-specific packages contain drivers for Windows scripted installations.

About Windows operating system drivers

You can run the \<your_appliance_box>\drivers_postinstall\feed_tools\driver_feed_discovery_tool.vbs script on the device to get the model and manufacturer name.
The folder structure is <Manufacturer name>\<OS Name>\<Model name>.

Enable Dell Driver Feed for scripted installations

Enable Dell Driver Feed for scripted installations

When you enable the Dell Driver Feed to get the latest Dell drivers, you can select which drivers you want to download. The appliance organizes the drivers by device model that the operating system requires for scripted installation deployments.

You can also enable the Dell Driver Feed for sysprepped system images. For more information, see Enable Dell Driver Feed for system images.

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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Dell Driver Feed.
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Select Choose Action > Manage Dell Driver Feed Settings to display the Dell Driver Feed Settings page.
3.
Select the Enable Dell Driver Feed check box and click Save.
4.
Optional. If you want to download updated drivers as they become available, select Automatically Download Updated Drivers. To disable this option, clear the check box.
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Click Check for Updates.
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Optional: Click Cancel to close the page.
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Click Save.

The Dell Driver Feed Status displays Checking for Updates. You can view the list of available driver packages on the Dell Driver Feed page, and download and install packages to the appliance.

Enable Dell Driver Feed for system images

Enable Dell Driver Feed for system images

Enable the Dell Driver Feed for sysprepped system images to get the missing drivers. You can install the drivers on the device where you captured the image, re-capture the image, then upload the image to the appliance. Quest KACE recommends using the best practices for capturing images to avoid installing drivers in system images.

For more information on the best practices for capturing images, see https://support.quest.com/kace-systems-deployment-appliance/kb/121734.

For Windows K-Images and WIM images, the Sysprepped field on the System Image Detail page indicates if an image is sysprepped.

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On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to display the Systems Images page.
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Under Deploy options, select the Use driver feed (only with Sysprep'd images) check box.
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Optional: Click Cancel to close the page.
5.
Optional: Click Duplicate to copy the image and edit it as needed.
6.
Click Save.
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