I'm still in the process of learning the Kace K1000 appliance.  One of the first task that I want to learn is how to use the appliance to keep my servers up-to-date.  What would be the best approach/appliance feature to push updates to all my servers?

Appreciate the help,


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I assume you are talking about Windows updates, correct?  If so, there's a great write-up here by jverbosk: http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/k1000-patching-setup-tips-things-i-have-learned-ldap-smart-labels-sql-reports

There are a bunch of videos here that should be helpful: http://www.kace.com/support/resources/kb/article/kace-kontinuing-education-k1000-and-k2000-recordings

The KACE knowledgebase and documentation can be found here: https://www.kace.com/support/resources

Answered 01/17/2013 by: jknox
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  • Also, in case you don't want to use LDAP labels (which is not required to do patching), Smart labels for the machines are another way to go (particularly for servers - you should just be able to target the chassis type). Here's another article discussing them (as well as some more patching-related label stuff):


  • These links where very useful. I greatly apprciate your help.
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I've found that using manual labels is particularly effective. You can do an advanced search by chassis, OS, or any criteria relevant to your scope. Then check the boxes next to each item you want to label. Then add the label. In my environment we have a group of servers that are particularly more sensitive than the rest. These have their own subgroup that gets patched on an entirely different schedule than everything else. Smart labels have their uses, but this is also effective when being specific counts.

Answered 01/18/2013 by: GeekSoldier
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  • I'll second GeekSoldier's answer. Smart Labels are best for most situations, but this is one scenario where Manual Labels are valuable.
  • Thanks for the input. We also have multiple servers, some critical, some not; all of which need to be patched and rebooted at different times throughout the week. It sounds like for our situation manual labels are the right way to go.
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