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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 9.0 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 Managing offline 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 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.

On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click Pre-installation Tasks to display the Pre-installation Tasks page.
Select Choose Action > Add DISKPART Script to display the Pre-installation Task Detail page.
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.
In DISKPART Script, enter the script according to the partition that you are creating on the device, for example:


create partition primary

select partition 1




In Expected Return Code, enter a code that the task should return, if applicable. Otherwise, leave the default value of zero '0'.
In Notes, add a note to identify the task.
Click Save.

Common DiskPart command-line options

Common DiskPart command-line options

You can use DiskPart scripts to select objects, remove partitions for a disk, create a partition, make partition active, and to assign drive letters.

Selecting objects

Use the parameter n to specify the number of the object to select. You can also select Volumes by the drive letter, specified as d.

Cleaning a disk

Removes all partitions from a disk. The all parameter specifies that every sector on the disk is zeroed.

Creating partitions

Creates a primary, extended, or logical partition. If size is not specified, the partition consumes the remaining available space. If offset is not specified, the partition is created in the first available space. After the partition is created, it is selected.

Making the Boot partition

Marks the currently selected partition as the active or bootable partition.

Assigning drive letters

Adding Managed Installation tasks

Adding Managed Installation tasks

On the KACE Systems Management Appliance, Managed Installations (MI) are the primary mechanism for deploying applications to managed devices. Each Managed Installation is associated with a specific application title, version, and its command line. For complete information about Managed Installations, see the KACE Systems Management Appliance Administrator Guide.

The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance has a mechanism to install applications as part of the deployment process. Importing a Managed Installation from the KACE Systems Management Appliance allows you to quickly add it to a system deployment task sequence, when needed.

Link appliances

Link appliances

To enable importing of Managed Installations, you must link the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance with the KACE Systems Management Appliance that contains Managed Installations that you want to import.


For complete details, see this topic in the KACE Systems Management Appliance Administrator Guide:

In the KACE Systems Management Appliance System Administration Console, click Settings.
On the Control Panel, click Link Settings.
On the Linked Appliance Enablement page, select the following check boxes:

Enable appliance linking

In the KACE Systems Management Appliance Administrator Console, select an Organization associated with a linked KACE Systems Deployment Appliance, and click Settings.
On the Control Panel, click Federation API Settings.
On the Federation API Settings page, select Enable access.
Grant the Administrator role to the linked KACE Systems Deployment Appliance.

Enable access to Federation API settings

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