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KACE Systems Management Appliance 7.1 - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Management Appliance (K1000) Getting started
Configuring the appliance
Requirements and specifications Power-on the appliance and log in to the Administrator Console Access the Command Line Console Tracking configuration changes Configuring System-level and Admin-level General Settings Configure appliance date and time settings Verifying port settings, NTP service, and website access Configuring network and security settings Configuring Agent settings Configuring session timeout and auto-refresh settings Configuring locale settings Configure data sharing preferences About DIACAP compliance requirements Configuring Mobile Device Access Enable fast switching for organizations and linked appliances Linking Quest KACE appliances Configuring history settings
Setting up and using labels to manage groups of items Configuring user accounts, LDAP authentication, and SSO Using Replication Shares Managing credentials Configuring assets
About the Asset Management component About managing assets Adding and customizing Asset Types and maintaining asset information Managing Software assets Managing physical and logical assets Maintaining and using manual asset information Managing locations
Setting up License Compliance Managing License Compliance Setting up Service Desk Creating and managing organizations Importing and exporting appliance resources
Managing inventory
Using Device Discovery Managing device inventory
About managing devices Features available for each device management method About inventory information Tracking changes to inventory settings Managing inventory information Finding and managing devices Provisioning the K1000 Agent Manually deploying the K1000 Agent Using Agentless management Adding devices manually in the Administrator Console or by using the API Forcing inventory updates Managing MIA devices Obtaining Dell warranty information
Managing applications on the Software page Managing Software Catalog inventory
About the Software Catalog Viewing Software Catalog information Adding applications to the Software Catalog Managing License assets for Software Catalog applications Using software metering Using Application Control Update or reinstall the Software Catalog
Managing process, startup program, and service inventory Writing custom inventory rules
Deploying packages to managed devices
Distributing software and using Wake-on-LAN Broadcasting alerts to managed devices Running scripts on managed devices Managing Mac profiles
Patching devices and maintaining security
About patch management Subscribing to and downloading patches Creating and managing patch schedules Managing patch inventory Managing Dell devices and updates Maintaining device and appliance security
Using reports and scheduling notifications Monitoring servers
Getting started with server monitoring Working with monitoring profiles Managing monitoring for devices Working with alerts
Using the Service Desk
Configuring Service Desk Managing Service Desk tickets, processes, and reports
Overview of Service Desk ticket lifecycle Creating tickets from the Administrator Console and User Console Creating and managing tickets by email Viewing tickets and managing comments, work, and attachments Using the ticket escalation process Using Service Desk processes Using Ticket Rules Run Service Desk reports Archiving, restoring, and deleting tickets Managing ticket deletion
Managing Service Desk ticket queues About User Downloads and Knowledge Base articles Customizing Service Desk ticket settings Configuring SMTP email servers
Maintenance and troubleshooting
Maintaining the appliance Troubleshooting the K1000
Appendixes Glossary About us Legal notices

About starting Windows Automatic Updates on Windows devices

About starting Windows Automatic Updates on Windows devices

There are several ways to start Windows Automatic Updates on Windows managed devices.

To start Windows Automatic Updates, do one of the following:

If you use K1000 patching to automatically deploy Windows updates on a device, you must disable Windows Automatic Updates on the device by any other process to avoid conflicts among the different deployment processes.

Add Automatic Update scripts

Add Automatic Update scripts

Use the Automatic Update template to create scripts that control how managed devices use the Windows Update process.

Windows Update is a Microsoft feature that automatically updates Windows devices with security and other important patches from Microsoft. Using the Windows Automatic Update policy, you can specify how and when Windows updates are downloaded to managed devices so that you can control the update process.

For more information about Windows Update, go to: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010.

1.
Go to the Windows Automatic Update page:
a.
Log in to the K1000 Administrator Console, http://K1000_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
b.
On the left navigation bar, click Scripting, then click Configuration Policies.
c.
On the Configuration Policies panel, in the Windows section, click Automatic Updates.

Option

Description

Name

A name that identifies the script. This name appears on the Scripts page.

(Recommended) Automatically download...

Enable the automatic downloading of Windows Updates.

Download updates for me, but let the end user choose when to install patches

Download updates, and provide installation options instead of installing updates automatically.

Notify the end user but do not automatically download or install patches

Receive notifications when updates are available, but prevent the appliance from downloading or installing updates.

Turn off Automatic Updates

Prevent the device from using Windows Automatic Updates. This setting is recommended if you want to use the appliance patching feature to manage Windows patch updates.

Remove Admin Policy and let end user configure

Provide users with control over the updates downloaded.

Reschedule Wait Time

The interval, in minutes, to wait before rescheduling an update if the update fails.

Do not reboot device while user logged in

Prevent automatic reboots when users are logged in.

SUS Server

The name of the server used for the Windows Server® Update Service.

SUS Statistics Server

The name of the statistics server used for the Windows Server Update Service.

3.
Click Save to display the Script Detail page.
5.
To edit the raw XML used in the script, click Edit XML below the Schedule section.
6.
Click Save.

About Dell Command | Monitor

About Dell Command | Monitor

Dell Command | Monitor is the monitoring tool of the Dell Command Suite. With it, a remote management application such as the K1000 appliance can perform management and monitoring activities.

Using Dell Command | Monitor gives the K1000 the following abilities for certain Dell devices:

Earlier versions of Dell Command | Monitor were named Dell OpenManage™ Client Instrumentation (OMCI). The K1000 supports only Dell Command | Monitor 9.0 or higher.

Supported physical hardware

Dell Command | Monitor is available for the following Dell hardware.

Supported Microsoft operating systems

The following operating systems are supported for Dell Command | Monitor.

Classes and properties queried for information

The K1000, using Dell Command | Monitor, queries the following DCIM Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes and properties.

The information returned from the queries appears in the Dell Command | Monitor group on the Device Detail page for the Dell hardware device in inventory.

You can create custom reports that collect any combination of the properties, using the report wizard. See Create reports using the report wizard.

 

Class

 

Properties

Report wizard Fields to

Display group

Report wizard Fields to

Display item name

DCIM_FlatPanel

N/A

Dell Command | Monitor - Flat Panel Display

Aspect Ratio

DisplayType

Display Type

HorizontalResolution

Horizontal Resolution

PrimaryStatus

Primary Status

VerticalResolution

Vertical Resolution

DCIM_DesktopMonitor

N/A

Dell Command | Monitor - Monitor

Aspect Ratio

CurrentResolutionH

Current Horizontal Resolution

CurrentResolutionV

Current Vertical Resolution

Description

Description

InputDisplayPort

Supports DisplayPort

InputDVI

Supports DVI

InputHDMI

Supports HDMI

ManufactureDate

Manufacture Date

N/A

Physical Diagonal Size (cm)

N/A

Physical Diagonal Size (in)

PhysicalSizeH

Physica lHorizontal Size (cm)

PhysicalSizeV

Physical Vertical Size (cm)

PrimaryStatus

PrimaryStatus

SerialNumber

Serial Number

StandbyModeSupported

Supports Standby Mode

SuspendModeSupported

Supports Suspend Mode

VeryLowPowerSupported

Supports Very Low Power Mode

DCIM_VProSettings

VProCharacteristics

Dell Command | Monitor - vPro Settings

vPro Characteristics

DCIM_AMTSettings

AMTSupported

Dell Command | Monitor - AMT Settings

AMT Supported

IDEREnabled

IDE-R Enabled

SOLEnabled

SOL Enabled

DCIM_PhysicalMemory

BankLabel

Dell Command | Monitor - Physical Memory

Bank Label

Capacity

Capacity (bytes)

ElementName

Name

ManufactureDate

Manufacture Date

Manufacturer

Manufacturer

MemoryType

Memory Type

Model

Model

PartNumber

Part Number

PrimaryStatus

Primary Status

SerialNumber

Serial Number

Speed

Speed (MHz)

DCIM_Processor

Caption

Dell Command | Monitor - Processor

Caption

CurrentClockSpeed

Current Clock Speed (MHz)

ElementName

Name

MaxClockSpeed

Max Clock Speed (MHz)

NumberOfEnabledCores

Number of Cores Enabled

PrimaryStatus

Primary Status

Stepping

Stepping

DCIM_ProcessorCapabilities

NumberOfHardwareThreads

Hardware Threads

NumberOfProcessorCores

Number of Cores

DCIM_Battery

N/A

Dell Command | Monitor - Battery

Charge Health (%)

Chemistry

Chemistry

DesignCapacity

Design Capacity (mWh)

DesignVoltage

Design Voltage (mV)

ExpectedLife

Expected Life (minutes)

FullChargeCapacity

Full Charge Capacity (mWh)

HealthState

Health State

Name

Name

PrimaryStatus

Primary Status

RechargeCount

Recharge Count

DCIM_LogEntry

CreationTimeStamp

N/A

N/A

RecordData

RecordFormat

Hardware alerts available in reports from Dell Command | Monitor

The following settings determine how much alert information is included in a report created with the report wizard.

Report wizard Fields to Display group

Report wizard Fields to Display item name

Dell Command | Monitor - Hardware Alerts

Category

Description

Severity

Timestamp

Add Dell Command | Monitor scripts

Add Dell Command | Monitor scripts

Dell Command | Monitor is the monitoring tool of the Dell Command Suite. With it, a remote management application such as the K1000 appliance can perform management and monitoring activities. Using the Dell Command | Monitor page, you can name and save a Managed Installation for deploying or removing Dell Command | Monitor from K1000 managed devices that support the tool.

You have devices with supported Dell hardware and Microsoft operating systems. See About Dell Command | Monitor.

You have downloaded Dell Command | Monitor from the Dell TechCenter at http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/enterprise-client/w/wiki/7531.dell-command-monitor.

NOTE: Although this topic refers to installation, you can also use the Dell Command | Monitor page to remove Dell Command | Monitor from a device.
1.
Go to the Windows Dell Command | Monitor page:
a.
Log in to the K1000 Administrator Console, http://K1000_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
b.
On the left navigation bar, click Scripting, then click Configuration Policies.
c.
On the Configuration Policies panel, in the Windows section, click Dell Command | Monitor.
2.
Optional: Change the name if you require a more precise name than the default.
3.
Set the Action, either keep the default Install, or change it to Uninstall.
4.
Click Save to display the Managed Installation Detail page with the configuration information filled in for the action you have chosen.
The K1000 automatically populates the Name, Software, Associated Software, and Full Command Line fields.

Complete filling out the needed information on the Managed Installation Detail page. See Create Managed Installations for Windows devices.

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