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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

Performing manual deployments

You can deploy images manually using a USB flash device. Manual deployments are useful when the target device is not connected to the network, when deploying directly from the source media, and when deploying UEFI images.

You can download an image from the appliance to a USB device after you load the KACE Boot Environment or the NetBoot environment on to the USB device.

After the boot environment and image are on the USB device, create the appliance driver share directory structure on the USB device and add the required drivers. When the USB device configuration is complete with the boot environment, the image and the drivers, you can boot the target devices in to the boot environment.

When you boot Windows devices in to the KACE Boot Environment, the KBE Main Menu displays immediately and provides menu options to capture and deploy images.

When you boot Mac OS X devices in to the NetBoot environment, the appliance Imaging Utility displays immediately and provides menu options to capture and deploy images.

Install a boot environment to a USB device

Install a boot environment to a USB device

You can download the KACE Boot Environment (KBE) to a USB flash device for UEFI image deployments and for manual deployments when a device is not connected to the network.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click Boot Environments to display the Boot Environments page.
3.
Select the Create bootable USB Flash drive image for this Boot Environment check box and save the file.
4.
On the Boot Environment Detail page, select Download bootable USB flash drive image for this Boot Environment.
5.
Optional. Indicate how you want to boot this environment.
If you want the user to choose a PXE boot using the memdisk utility, select Use Memdisk to boot this Boot Environment for BIOS clients. Use this option for legacy BIOS boot environments to enable PXE boots.
6.
Click Save.
7.
Go to the directory that contains the downloaded .zip file and extract the files.
The Boot Environment page appears.
10.
Select the flash drive, then select the file system format NTFS or FAT32/UEFI, and click Format and Install.

Copy an image to a USB flash device

Copy an image to a USB flash device

After you create a bootable USB flash device with the KACE Boot Environment loaded, you can copy an image from the appliance to the USB device to deploy the image manually from the USB device.

Verify that the captured image that you want to deploy was captured from the C drive and not the D drive; otherwise, when you insert the USB device in to the target device, the appliance USB image installs the image on to the USB device instead of the C drive.
1.
On the left navigation pane, click Deployments, then click System Images to display the Systems Images page.
2.
Under Name, select the appropriate image to display the System Image Detail page.
3.
Select the Create bootable USB flash drive image for this System Image check box.
4.
Click Save.

Instructions appear on the USB Flash Drive Installer page on how to get the USB image on to the flash drive.

Create a USB device driver directory

Create a USB device driver directory

USB devices do not connect and mount to the drivers in the appliance share directory. You can manually create the drivers share directory structure on the USB device, and copy the contents from the appliance drivers share directory to the USB device.

For versions 3.6 and higher:

1.
Browse to usb:\KACE\ and verify that the drivers_postinstall directory exists. If not, create a drivers_postinstall directory.
2.
Access the drivers_postinstall share directory on the appliance, for example: \\appliance\drivers_postinstall.
3.
Copy the contents from the feed_tools directory from the appliance drivers_postinstall directory on to the USB device drivers_postinstall directory.
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