i am a trainee at a company, we use the Dell Kace K1000 as well as K2000 series. its already configured. but they asked me to add a program. for now, after the installation of Windows 7. Kace agent pops up to install adobe reader and 7zip. they want me to add another program. Can anyone please explain it in an easy way to me how this is done??

ps: does it have to be a .msi file or is .exe also good (has to be a silent install)



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Go to Library>Postinstallation Tasks. Under choose action select "Add new application". 

From there you will give it a title. Then upload the file that is associated with it. In the command line field you will need to enter the switches to install. For msi the general ones are /qn or /qb-!. You can find these by opening a CMD prompt and entering msiexec /?. 

You can also find the switches of the exe by opening a CMD prompt and point to the path of the exe, and use /? or /help. It's usually a /silent. You can also search http://www.itninja.com/tips for particulars.

Answered 06/04/2012 by: dugullett
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  • First of all, i want to thank you for this quick response.

    the program i'm trying to add is ImgBurn. I only have the setup.exe
    when i enter it in the command prompt ( C:\random\random\ setup.exe /s it works perfect. You told me to try /? or /help but this just pops up the installation menu.

    Anyways: if I upload it to Library>Postinstallation Tasks. Under choose action select "Add new application".

    It should work? or do I need to do something else aswell?
    And in the commandline box i only have to write /s ? Or do i need to write the same as in cmd?

  • Yes. Upload the file. Then add "setup.exe /S" in the command line (w/o quotes).
  • well i tried it thisway, but it doesnt install. Is it true that if you use this method. it installs this (when its working) right away after the installation?.

    I prefer to do it with de Kace Agent. The Kace agent pop ups and asks to install Adobe reader and 7zip. I Want to add ImgBurn to this. Meaning i want de Kace Agent to ask to install it (just like other software.
    • I think you are talking about two different things here. You can have the K1000 agent install it. I would recommend watching the videos that hmoore suggested. They are a good starting point.
  • and i want it silent. just click install now on the agent button. and then it starts to install without pop ups from the sofware that is going to be installed
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I completely agree with dugullett, concerning setting up a postinstall task on the K2000.  As you are starting to add more postinstall tasks, however, you may start running into issues with some not running as expected (or some not lending themselves to command line switches, silent installs, etc).  I posted some tips here that hopefully will help you as progress further:


Good luck!


Answered 06/06/2012 by: jverbosk
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Here is a link to k1000 and k2000 Kontinuing Education Series.  You will find the info you need and alot more.  I would suggest you attend these weeky while you are learning Kace



Answered 06/04/2012 by: hmoore
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