My organization currently is using the network boot option. I have to use the bootable usb/cd? So my question is at what point of the Scripted Installation (other then the very end) can I remove the bootable usb/cd. I would love to know that for situations where I need to leave while the scripted installation is running and wouldn't want to leave the usb/cd in the computer or situations where I'm doing multiple machines and have only a few kbe bootable usb/cd devices.

Thanks in advance

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Looks like I have to wait until the installation plan exits the (kbe) to boot the OS for the first time. I removed the usb/cd containing the kbe when the Windows 7 OS began installing, after installing the OS the scripted install returned to the KBE menu and prompted for me to insert the kbe media back into system to continue or to exit (which I know wouldn't be good). I reinserted the media and the scripted installation continued.
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Looks like I have to wait until the installation plan exits the (kbe) to boot the OS for the first time. I removed the usb/cd containing the kbe when the Windows 7 OS began installing, after installing the OS the scripted install returned to the KBE menu and prompted for me to insert the kbe media back into system to continue or to exit (which I know wouldn't be good). I reinserted the media and the scripted installation continued.

Answered 08/19/2012 by: bh585
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  • Sorry to misinform, I do not have that happen, but I have a restart at the end of script, so maybe that is the difference.
  • Should work on them to let you put dhcp on one isolated "test or it" network. We have a network that is only in a few places within the department (any tech who would do imaging).
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As soon as you see the kace main menu the disk/ usb can be removed

Answered 08/16/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • Have you thought about implementing PXE boot?
    • Thanks. Yes, but I can't make those decisions, set it up. Hopefully we'll someday implement it.
      • how we convinced them was to allow it to enabled but all production machines have a boot order of HDD then NIC. The Kace pxe menu is passworded so even a stupid user cannot accidently reimage a machine. We use two different methods to image. You f12 boot chooose pxe. put in password and choose the image or queue the image for that machine in the k2000 and have a tech boot the machine, choose pxe,put in pw and it takes off imaging

        We are testing using the CTTK, We would do a WOL. push a k1000 script to use the CCTK and change the boot order to PXE first, restart the machine, pull the assigned image and as a post task change the boot order back.
  • even before that....after the windows splash screen appers.....
  • I tested this yesterday when he asked thinking the same thing and did not want to give him wrong info. I popped it out while it was loading the splash screen thinking it should be in memory and I got a drive e: not ready error. I would wait till the menu because startnet is done and the HTA file is now being called from the kace 2000
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