How to automate with KACE?
Hello ladies and gents,
While I'm certain this is posted somewhere on this site, I cannot find it which leads me to believe I am not phrasing it right or might be mildly incompetent :D.
I am new to KACE coming into the environment with very little in the way of understanding and usage. The issue is that I am implementing a maintenance window on all windows PCs and while I can do all this through WSUS and GPO, I am told to use KACE instead. Basically what I need to happen is have KACE push selected Windows 7 updates to all PCs, reboot all once weekly, also to run a defrag once monthly, and have it all happen in such a way as to not overtax the server while also not impacting productivity. I'll be setting it to run over the weekend but we do have employees who will remote in from home to work on contracts and I would really prefer to find a way to limit the chances of data loss due to a reboot after updating.
So with this minor world of problems I also need to figure out how to generate a weekly report that shows me which PCs were updated, rebooted, successfully defragged, or postponed due to usage at the time of maintenance window. I know KACE is capable of this but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to do everything I need it to. Any help at all is appreciated.