Hi all,

I just checked the Kace site and I saw that the 5.3 server and client releases were available for download. Is this the official release? I have not seen any announcements and I know from reading the forums that it has been quasi-available from support to address specific issues.

I'm interested in taking the plunge, but only if this is the official release.

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5.3 is now on the download site. I personally was waiting until that moment to consider that the GA official release. There are still some known issues and a patch is now released also. If you are already on 5.3, please upgrade to SP1 (5.3.45497)

It's very important to follow the instructions! Read before implementing. Read the release notes also.
PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE AND FOLLOW EXACTLY: http://www.kace.com/support/kb/index.php?action=artikel&cat=1&id=1119&artlang=en&highlight=53
There's an update from 5.2 to 5.3, then 5.3 to 5.3 SP1, and an agent upgrade.

Dell KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance, Version 5.3, Release Notes

Known Issues
This release has the following known issues.
• 15656: Scripts do not work if the arguments have ending backslashes (\).
• 15948: The KLaunch remote Run As User execute mode does not attach to the active desktop as required in local mode.
• 16104: If users enable SSL on the server, then disable it and reboot the server, the client machines do not revert back to HTTP upon reboot.
• 16192: Creating a report using the wizard with the “Computer Disk” report topic displays incorrect data.
• 16295: Files are not replicated if they are manually deleted from a non-Windows replication share.
• 9955: On page 68 of the “Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance Administrator Guide,” in the section, “Preparing for Windows Platform Provisioning,” the User Account Control setting is incorrect. For Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, User Account Control : Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode must be set to Enabled.
• 16401: On page 278 of the “Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance Administrator Guide,” in the section, “Writing Custom Inventory Rules,” the conditional rule reference table is incorrect. The EnvironmentVariableEquals syntax is supported on Windows operating systems.
This release has the following known issues.
• 1686: The Inventory USER_FULLNAME field is not always populated.
• 1696: AMP does not run properly when Selinux is enabled on RHEL.
• 1669: Cmd.exe runs in the background when launched using an offline or online Kscript in some
• 1707: Files are not copied correctly when file locations contain a trailing backslash.
• 1710: Scripting logs are not uploaded on the server when scripts are run using replication.
• 1711: Alert messages that contain double quotation marks are displayed incorrectly.
• 1712: When an Agent is installed manually, the version number is not displayed in the user interface.
Answered 09/15/2011 by: cblake
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Yes, this is the official release. I was on the phone with support yesterday about a separate issue and asked about it. He stated that this release fixes the major issues that some users had with the previous 5.3 release that wasn't available to all users.
Answered 09/15/2011 by: darkhawktman
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Make sure you have a good test plan in place before you roll it out to all of your computers. I got burned by aggressivley updating agents to 5.3. There are a lot of bugs and the agent uses more resources to run an inventory. I have not applied the service pack. Possibly this week.

Support has been pretty decent, but they are still learning the new agent as it was a complete re-write.
Answered 09/19/2011 by: gochjj
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We've applied the service pack and have deployed to over 2600 machines so far. This fixed our last hurdle which was the runas functionality for the scripting. The biggest surprise is that all of the files moved from where you were used to them being.
Answered 09/19/2011 by: craig.thatcher
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Still having trouble with Managed Installations not firing on a new box. Anyone else run into this?
Answered 09/19/2011 by: Swyfter
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yes our company is having the same issue.
Answered 09/19/2011 by: isolinear
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