I have pretty much everything set up on my eval K2000 as I'll need it on the production box. The eval unit is a physical server and the production K2 is probably going to be virtual. Has anyone else who purchased the appliance gone through this before? Will I be rebuilding everything or is there a way to export/import packages?

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Aaron Cool: Go to Settings & Maintenance> Package Management> Export K2000 Packages> Select the package that you want to export lilke - KBE, Drivers, K-Image, Pre & Post Installation Task, Scripted Installation, USMT Scan Template. For Importing on your new K2000, go to Package Management> Import K2000 Packages> Choose Action> Upload Package for Import> Browse> Import Package.
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Go to Settings & Maintenance> Package Management> Export K2000 Packages> Select the package that you want to export lilke - KBE, Drivers, K-Image, Pre & Post Installation Task, Scripted Installation, USMT Scan Template.  

Note: - Exported Database, Network Scan, and Network Inventory items are always displayed in yellow, because a new corresponding package is created each time they're exported. 

When you select the packages, you will notice that there is 2 option, Choose Action> 'Export Selected' or 'Schedule Export for Selected'. What you should do is check all the packages that you want to Export and select 'Export Selected' from the drop down menu. K2000 will then prepare this packages to be Exported. You'll notice that the color on the selected packages be highlighted with either Green or Yellow and White. Take note of the 'Status' column, which says 'Exporting......' 

 

[ Yellow ] The exported package version doesn't match the version on the server. 

[ Green ] The exported package version matches the version on the server. 

[ White ] The item hasn't yet been exported. 

It will take a couple of minutes or several hours to complete the exporting process, depending on your size and the number of packages you export. Once all the packages are exported, go to the network share \\K2000\Restore folder and download the .pkg & .xml files. 
 
If you decide to use the 'Schedule Export for Selected' feature, you'll come to 'Schedule Export' page for you to setup the time. 

 

For Importing on your new K2000, go to Package Management> Import K2000 Packages> Choose Action> Upload Package for Import> Browse> Import Package. 

Answered 04/26/2012 by: Aaron Cool
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  • http://www.kace.com/support/resources/kb/article/Exporting-best-practices-for-the-K2000-appliance-Remote-Site-Appliance
  • Package export/import worked like a champ. New K2 is working great. Thanks so much for the help!
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