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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

Add Application

Add Application

You can upload a single file or a ZIP archive containing multiple files to run as a pre-installation, mid-level, or post-installation task.

a.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Pre-installation Tasks to display the Pre-installation Tasks page.
b.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Mid-level Tasks to display the Mid-Level Tasks page.
c.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
2.
On the list page that appears, select Choose Action > Add Application.
3.
On the page that appears, in Name, enter a logical name for the task, such as Install Adobe Reader 11.
Pre-installation and mid-level applications: Select SDA Boot Environment (Windows), SDA Boot Environment (Linux) or SDA Boot Environment (Mac OS X), as applicable.
Post-installation applications: Select Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X, as applicable.
To upload a file, under Upload File, click Browse and select the appropriate file, or drag and drop the file into the Drop file here area. A progress bar appears, indicating the state of the file upload process.
To select a file from the clientdrop Samba share on the appliance, under Select file from clientdrop share, click Select clientdrop file, and choose the file.
6.
In Parameter, enter the command-line parameters for the task.
7.
Select the Reboot Required check box to reboot the appliance and run the next task in the sequence.
8.
In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
9.
Click Save.

Add BAT Script

Add BAT Script

You can create your own batch scripts to run as a pre-installation, mid-level, or port-installation task in the KACE Boot Environment for Windows before or after installing the operating system, or re-imaging a target device.

a.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Pre-installation Tasks to display the Pre-installation Tasks page.
b.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Mid-level Tasks to display the Mid-Level Tasks page.
c.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Post-installation Tasks to display the Post-installation Tasks page.
2.
On the list page that appears, select Choose Action > Add BAT Script.
3.
On the page that appears, in Name, enter a logical name to identify the task.
4.
In BAT Script, enter the script.
5.
In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
6.
Click Save.

Add Custom HAL Replacement

Add Custom HAL Replacement

You can replace the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) using a mid-level task to customize the target device's HAL.

HAL replacement is only supported for system images.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Mid-level Tasks to display the Mid-level Tasks page.
2.
Select Choose Action > Add Custom HAL Replacement to display the Mid-level Task Detail page.
3.
In Name, enter a logical name for the task.
4.
Click Browse to upload the following files:
NOTE: If a filename is different from what displays in the Upload field, the files is renamed when uploaded to the appliance.
The files are copied to the target devices Windows\System32 directory as part of the mid-level task.
5.
In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
6.
Click Save.

Add DiskPart Script

Add DiskPart Script

You can add and run a DiskPart script as a pre-installation task on a Windows device that has booted in to the KACE Boot Environment (KBE) to erase all the data on a hard drive or partition, create new partitions, and assign drive letters.

For more information, see Common DiskPart command-line options.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Pre-installation Tasks to display the Pre-installation Tasks page.
2.
Select Choose Action > Add DISKPART Script to display the Pre-installation Task Detail page.
3.
In Name, enter a name to identify this task. For example, Single NTFS Partition C.
The name is the identifier for the tasks that display on the Scripted Installation Detail and System Image Detail pages.
4.
In DISKPART Script, enter the script according to the partition that you are creating on the device, for example:

clean

create partition primary

select partition 1

active

assign

exit

5.
In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
6.
Click Save.
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