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KACE Systems Management Appliance 11.0 Common Documents - KACE Express Quick Start Guide

About KACE Express Requirements for running KACE Express Installing the KACE Express virtual appliance Configuring the KACE Express virtual appliance Provisioning Agents to enable device management Using KACE Express for systems management Transitioning from KACE Express to the full appliance Support options for KACE Express Appendixes About us Legal notices

View information on your processes, startup programs, and services

View information on your processes, startup programs, and services

KACE Express enables you to view the applications installed on the devices in your inventory.

1.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console: http://appliance_hostname/admin.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Inventory to expand the section, then click Processes, Startup Programs, or Services to display the list page for that inventory type.
3.
Optional: Use the Choose Action drop-down menu to add, apply, or remove labels for an item.
The Detail page displays details about the item, which include version, creation and modification dates, the devices in inventory on which the item has been detected, and other information.

Managing Dell devices with Dell Updates in KACE Express

Managing Dell devices with Dell Updates in KACE Express

Using the KACE Express appliance, you can keep your Dell devices up-to-date with the latest Dell updates.

These Dell updates include:

Dell Client Updates are supported for Dell Precision™, Latitude™, and OptiPlex™ devices running the Windows® operating system.

Dell Server Updates are supported on Dell PowerEdge™ servers running the Windows operating system. Dell Server Updates for PowerVault™ systems are also supported.

For update tasks, limit the packages to deploy using Update Package Label Selection.

Configure Dell Update catalog updates in KACE Express

Configure Dell Update catalog updates in KACE Express

The KACE Express installation process includes default settings for subscribing to the Dell Update catalog, and the process performs an initial catalog download. You can change the settings.

Dell Update packages are provided in catalogs: one for servers and one for clients.

1.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console: http://appliance_hostname/admin.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Settings to expand the section and display the Control Panel.
3.
Click Dell Update Subscription to display the Update Subscription page, on which the current status of the Dell catalogs appears.
4.
In the Configure section, select among the following options:

Option

Description

All Files

Download all available updates. If you change operating systems or acquire new Dell equipment frequently, it is best to keep all Dell Updates available.

Files detected as missing

Download only the updates that you need for your managed devices.

Catalog

Click Refresh Now to update the catalogs immediately.

Update Files

Click Delete to remove all update files.

Unused files

Click Delete Unused Files to remove only those files that are not needed. This helps to limit the amount of disk space used by update files.

5.
In the Schedule section, select among the following options:

Option

Description

None

Stop Dell Updates.

Every day/specific day at HH:MM

Run daily at a specified time, or run on a designated day of the week at a specified time.

Check for changes On the nth of every month/specific month at HH:MM

Run on the same day every month, or a specific month, at the specified time.

6.
In the Download Blackout section, select options to limit the amount of time the Dell Updates can run.
7.
Click Save.

Create Dell Update schedules in KACE Express

Create Dell Update schedules in KACE Express

The KACE Express appliance can automatically identify and install the firmware and driver updates required for your Dell clients and servers according to the schedule you set.

1.
Log in to the appliance Administrator Console: http://appliance_hostname/admin.
2.
On the left navigation bar, click Security to expand the section and display the Dell Updates panel.
3.
Optional: Review the available updates and inactivate the updates that you do not want to install.
a.
Click Catalog to display the Dell Update Catalog page.
b.
Select the check box next to an update, then select Choose Action > Change Status to > Inactive.
a.
Return to the Dell Updates panel by clicking Security in the left navigation bar.
b.
Click Schedules to display the Dell Update Schedules page, then select Choose Action > New to display the Dell Update Schedule Detail page.
d.
Click Save.
The schedule appears on the Dell Update Schedules page. The schedule is disabled by default.
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