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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 8.1 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

Join device to an Active Directory Domain

Join device to an Active Directory Domain

You can assign the Example: Join Active Directory Domain Mac OS X post-installation task to join Mac OS X devices to an Active Directory Domain. You can customize the built-in Example: Join Active Directory Domain Mac OS X post-installation task template before using it.

1.
Under Deployments, select the deployment to display the System Image Detail page.
The System Image Detail page appears.
3.
Under Installation Plan > Available Post-installation Tasks, move the Example: Join Active Directory Domain Mac OS X task to the Run Post-installation Tasks column.
4.
Click Save.

Perform a unicast Mac OS X image deployment

Perform a unicast Mac OS X image deployment

For unicast deployments, you can use the appliance's Imaging Utility to capture and deploy Mac OS X images to devices that are on the same subnet as the appliance. You can download the Remote Site Appliance (RSA) to the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance to deploy images to devices on different subnets.

2.
Click the Imaging Utility icon in the Dock to start the application.
3.
Click Deploy Image.
4.
Select the image from the Image Name drop-down list.
5.
Click Start Deploy.

Environment variables for any script

Environment variables for any script

Quest KACE provides environment variables that you can use with the task engine to access the full path of hardware drives in the NetBoot environment, and to access the basename of device drives.

Quest KACE environment variables:

$KACE_SYSTEM_DRIVE_PATH: Accesses the full path of the hardware drives in the NetBoot environment, such as /Volumes/SomeDrive.
$KACE_SYSTEM_DRIVE_NAME: The basename of the system drive. For the above example, SomeDrive in /Volumes/SomeDrive.

Performing multicast Mac OS X image deployments

Performing multicast Mac OS X image deployments

You can perform multicast Mac OS X image deployments from the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console if your network configuration supports multicast routing. The appliance supports multicast deployments for El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion system images, versions 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8 and 10.7. You can assign boot actions to initiate the deployments. Multicast deployments from the appliance Imaging Utility cannot trigger a boot action. Multicast deployments support only single-partition images.

For Mountain Lion, you can copy the source media on to a DVD, see http://www.itninja.com/question/how-to-create-mac-dvd-for-mountain-lion-10-8-for-k2000-netboot.

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