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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 9.0 Common Documents - Release Notes

Quest® KACE® Systems Deployment Appliance 9.0 Release Notes

Quest® KACE® Systems Deployment Appliance 9.0 Release Notes

This release notes document provides information about the Quest KACE Systems Deployment Appliance version 9.0.

About this release

About this release

The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance provides a network-centric solution for capturing and deploying images. The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance provides a seamless cross-platform imaging solution from a single Administrator Console enabling you to provision Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® OS X®, as well as Red Hat, CentOS and Ubuntu Linux platforms. You can deploy the configuration files, user states, and applications as an image to a single device or to multiple devices simultaneously.

The appliance provides the tools necessary to automate deployments in both homogeneous and heterogeneous hardware environments, and provides reliability of large-scale image deployments with multicast and task engine capabilities. The built-in driver feed allows for downloads of Dell drivers for business class model machines, while drivers from other manufacturers can be added manually with ease. You can also integrate the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance with the KACE Systems Management Appliance to image devices in the KACE Systems Management Appliance inventory. The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance is available as a virtual appliance.

The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance version 9.0 is a major release of the product which offers new features, enhancements, and resolved issues.

New features and enhancements

New features and enhancements

The following new features and enhancements are included in this release:

Table 1. New features and enhancements


Issue ID

Support for PCs with Secure Boot enabled in UEFI.


SDA Breadcrumb task is changed to a mid-level task.


.NET/Powershell, Secure Startup and Platform ID are installed automatically in all new KBEs.


User can now re-fingerprint source media.


powercfg command line added to startnet.cmd of new KBEs increases performance.


Windows 11 was added for Sysprepped Unattend Files.


Users can now upload a background image for iPXE.


Media Manager recognizes Windows 11 ADK and accounts for specific behaviors.


Capture and Disable UAC task is changed to a mid-level task.


Navigation improvements for sidebar are implemented in this version.


USB deployments must now be created through the Offline Deployment wizard.


SSL certification generation now has longer fields.


Additional information about system images is gathered to better identify operating systems.


The appliance now supports installation on the Nutanix platform.


Imported KBEs update hard-coded IP address and Samba password.


Driver Feed for Dell is now automated using Dell Driver Pack Catalog.


Driver Feed for Lenovo is now available.


Driver Feed for HP is now available.


Resolved issues

Resolved issues

The following is a list of issues resolved in this release.

Table 2. Resolved Issues

Resolved issue

Issue ID

Read-only images now show Task XML link on the detail page.


setcomputername now accepts the /k2ipaddress:<SDA IP Address> switch to reach the appliance database when run from a Remote Site Appliance or Windows.


Manual configuration of the year for date and time settings is updated to include future years.


Labels can now be removed from assigned objects.


Offline Deployment ISOs can now handle spaces in driverfeed names.


Split WIMs are named differently to account for images with more than nine parts.


ODBC drivers were not loading in KBE, older 5.0.1 drivers worked as expected.


Boot environment type is now properly updated after a KBE completes PXE booting.


Updated embedded scripts in iPXE to provide more DHCP options at finding server.


Synced RSA USMT profiles can now be viewed.


UI Notifications show for all subscribed users.


Items uploaded through clientdrop now operate correctly.


Show and Hide components in the Administrator Console are more consistent.


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