Our Computing Facilities team uses SCCM 2012 to image their machines remotely; it downloads a PE boot disk and reboots the machine, mounts the disk image, and proceeds with a task sequence.  I've been learning the K2000 in an attempt to promote its use by our general IT Service Desk, but I don't see an option similar to this in the documentation.

Can we initiate the imaging process remotely, have the target PC reboot and load a PE disk that it downloads previously, then apply the image automatically?  Or do we have to use PXE?   Our network has many, many VLANs/subnets across several different physical locations, and other departments have PXE servers set up that we don't want to disturb.

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You can create a boot disk or usb and if you assign the job ahead in the k2000 when that machine boots with the media it will start deploying the assigned image.  If you do not preassign an image they can choose the image to deploy.


Answered 09/30/2014 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I appreciate the response, but if I understand you correctly you are suggesting we use a USB stick to manually boot each PC without PXE. I'm looking for an automated process I can initiate remotely, to avoid having a single person physically touch each target machine. This is for deployment of an image to ~80 machines simultaneously via multicast.
    • The K2000 does not do what you described above about SCCM 2012
      • Ok, that's what I needed to know. Thank you very much for the information.
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I did manage to use bcd edit to remotely rebuild a machine that wouldn't PXE boot. just copy the USB flash drive to the machine you need to rebuild then add the boot.wim (KACE USB KEY\files\sources) in BCD edit as the defualt boot option, restart the machine and use VNC to remote to the machine IP and manually start a rebuild. in theory with a bit of work this could possibly be automated ;) 
Answered 10/06/2014 by: m0del101
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