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KACE Kontinuing Education

KACE Kontinuing Education (KKE) is a series of FREE on-going educational sessions. Pre-recorded sessions are released periodically and cover a variety of topics.  Live “Open Forum” sessions are scheduled monthly and allow you to ask questions of KACE knowledge experts.

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KACE SMA - Windows 10 End of Support Report

Changelog:
05/03/2018:
  • Added support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803)
  • You can download a ready to use KACE package here.
02/05/2018:
  • Updated to fit the new release policy published by Microsoft
    • All fields are now checking if its an Enterprise or Education release (+6 Month Support)
    • Added the newest End of Support Dates for 1709
  • Added a Common Name Field to Display the Name of the release.
10/18/2017: 
  • Modified Query to have to EOL sections:
    • Calculated EOL Date based on MS 18 month support policy in the Semi-Anual-Channel. 
    • Fixed MS EOL Date
  • Added Windows 10 1709 into the Query.

Note: This query will not work with the Long-Term Servicing Channel

Hi Guys, 

ever wanted to quickly get an overview on which managed Windows 10 device still has support? 
Note: this is not of interest for companies who are running the LTSB Version of Windows 10!
Based on that article i wrote an easy to extend report for you: Windows 10 lifecycle
If you need to know the current build numbers have a look here: Windows 10 Builds

The query will find all machines in the inventory of the current org with operating system name starts with "Microsoft Windows 10".
It will then use the build number to calculate different thinks like a readable OS Version everybody knows (like 1511, 1607 or 1703). 
Also it will check if we gave the build build number an EOL date. If not the query will use the Microsoft default of 18 month (starting with the release date) for a windows 10 build.


Here is the query:

SELECT MACHINE.NAME AS 'Machine',
       MACHINE.OS_NAME AS 'OS Name',
       MACHINE.OS_BUILD AS 'OS Build',
       CASE MACHINE.OS_BUILD
          WHEN '10240' THEN '1507 (RTM)'
          WHEN '10586' THEN '1511'
          WHEN '14393' THEN '1607'
          WHEN '15063' THEN '1703'
          WHEN '16299' THEN '1709'
          WHEN '17134' THEN '1803'
          ELSE 'Unknown OS Build'
       END
          AS 'OS Version',
      CASE MACHINE.OS_BUILD
          WHEN '10240' THEN 'RTM Version'
          WHEN '10586' THEN 'November Update'
          WHEN '14393' THEN 'Anniversary Update'
          WHEN '15063' THEN 'Creators Update'
          WHEN '16299' THEN 'Fall Creators Update'
          WHEN '17134' THEN 'April 2018 Update'
          ELSE 'Unknown OS Build'
       END
          AS 'OS Common Name',
      CASE MACHINE.OS_BUILD
          WHEN '10240' THEN #1507
            Date_Add(Date('2015-07-29'),INTERVAL 18 MONTH)
          WHEN '10586' THEN #1511
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN Date_Add(Date('2015-11-10'),INTERVAL 24 MONTH)
            ELSE Date_Add(Date('2015-11-10'),INTERVAL 18 MONTH)
            END)
          WHEN '14393' THEN #1607
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN Date_Add(Date('2016-08-02'),INTERVAL 24 MONTH)
            ELSE Date_Add(Date('2016-08-02'),INTERVAL 18 MONTH)
            END)
          WHEN '15063' THEN #1703
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN Date_Add(Date('2017-04-05'),INTERVAL 24 MONTH)
            ELSE Date_Add(Date('2017-04-05'),INTERVAL 18 MONTH)
            END)
          WHEN '16299' THEN #1709
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN Date_Add(Date('2017-10-17'),INTERVAL 24 MONTH)
            ELSE Date_Add(Date('2017-10-17'),INTERVAL 18 MONTH)
            END)
          WHEN '17134' THEN #1803
           Date_Add(Date('2018-04-30'),INTERVAL 18 MONTH)
          ELSE 'NO EoS DATE'
      END
          AS 'Calculated EoS Date',
      CASE MACHINE.OS_BUILD
          WHEN '10240' THEN #1507
            Date('2017-05-09')
          WHEN '10586' THEN #1511
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN Date('2018-04-10')
            ELSE Date('2017-10-10')
            END)
          WHEN '14393' THEN #1607
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN Date('2018-10-09')
            ELSE Date('2018-04-10')
            END)
          WHEN '15063' THEN #1703
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN Date('2019-04-09')
            ELSE Date('2018-10-09')
            END)
          WHEN '16299' THEN #1709
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN Date('2019-10-08')
            ELSE Date('2019-04-09')
            END)
          WHEN '17134' THEN #1803
            Date('2019-11-12')
          ELSE 'NO MS EoS DATE'
      END
          AS 'MS EoS Date',
      CASE MACHINE.OS_BUILD
          WHEN '10240' THEN #1507
            DATEDIFF(DATE('2017-05-09'), NOW())
          WHEN '10586' THEN #1511
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN DATEDIFF(DATE('2018-04-10'), NOW())
            ELSE DATEDIFF(DATE('2017-10-10'), NOW())
            END)
          WHEN '14393' THEN #1607
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN DATEDIFF(DATE('2018-10-09'), NOW())
            ELSE DATEDIFF(DATE('2018-04-10'), NOW())
            END)
          WHEN '15063' THEN #1703
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN DATEDIFF(DATE('2019-04-09'), NOW())
            ELSE DATEDIFF(DATE('2018-10-09'), NOW())
            END)
          WHEN '16299' THEN #1709
            (CASE WHEN (MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Enterprise%' OR MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE '%Education%') THEN DATEDIFF(DATE('2019-10-08'), NOW())
            ELSE DATEDIFF(DATE('2019-04-09'), NOW())
            END)
          WHEN '17134' THEN #1803
            DATEDIFF(DATE('2019-11-12'), NOW())
          ELSE 'NO FIX EoS DATE'
       END
          AS 'Days till EoS'
  FROM MACHINE MACHINE
 WHERE MACHINE.OS_NAME LIKE 'Microsoft Windows 10%'
 ORDER BY MACHINE.OS_BUILD ASC

You can copy it to a custom report in SMA:
Update: I recommend to use "OS Common Name" as linebreak.


And you will get this beautiful report:


Cheers 
Timo
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Managing Dell Servers with the Dell KACE K1000 and Dell Open Manage

Managing servers as part of a systems management solution presents unique challenges that need to be addressed differently from client systems. Dell offers a set of freely available tools, called OpenManage, to help manage servers purchased from Dell. These tools deliver remote access management, BIOS and system chassis management, and active hardware system monitoring via SNMP or IPMI. Integrating the OpenManage toolset with the Dell | KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution for managing Dell servers. This white paper discusses the issues and the capabilities of addressing those issues with the combined OpenManage and Dell KACE offerings.

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KACE Launches New Help Desk Module For Upgraded KBOX IT Management Applicance

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KACE LAUNCHES NEW HELP DESK MODULE FOR UPGRADED KBOX IT MANAGEMENT APPLIANCE

Automated support ticket management and enhanced Microsoft Security Bulletin patch installation process reduces IT staffing costs for mid-market organizations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – January 30, 2006 - KACE™, the leader in IT management solutions for mid-market organizations, today announced the general availability of KBOX™ IT Management Suite 2.1. The new version of the automation appliance integrates with a new help desk module and improved patch management, software distribution and the new ability to manage automated installs of all patches in Microsoft Security Bulletins.

"Patch management is a critical part of a comprehensive security program for IT governance,” said Andrew Plato, President / Principal Consultant for Anitian, a nationally recognized leader in information security and network infrastructure solutions. “Manually applying patches consumes valuable time and lacks auditing and accountability capabilities. The ability of KBOX to automate and manage system patching saves time and helps IT departments maintain security compliance."

In a recent review of 33 IT asset and software management tools, industry-leading tools analyst Steven Russman reported in ECPWeb.com's Tools Manager report: “KBOX offers surprisingly robust software-reconciliation and knowledge-base functions for a mid-market product. The user interface is well designed, straightforward and easy to navigate. We give it high ratings for workflow management (e.g., job, policy, and script-scheduling wizards), event notification (i.e., creating custom alerts using a combination of conditions) and the ability to add custom data fields.”

“KACE’s new help desk module brings the end-users of Windows business desktops into the IT management process by helping IT staff identify technical problems in a manageable way,” said Rob Meinhardt, CEO of KACE. “The KBOX is designed to automate IT management and give IT managers more time to keep their networks secure and running smoothly.”

The KBOX IT Management Suite automatically manages, monitors, and controls the inventory, distribution, patch, security, compliance, messaging, licensing and performance demands of every node on the network.

New features in version 2.1 include:

New Help Desk module – Trouble ticket submission, tracking and management integrated with the KBOX knowledge base, hardware and software inventory, remote control, and customizable reporting;

Automation of Microsoft Security Bulletin updates - Automated creation of managed installs for individual patches and all patches in Microsoft Security Bulletins;

Additional Security and Configuration Wizards - New wizards enable IT managers to easily prevent programs from running, set and lift quarantine policies, deploy McAfee SuperDAT Updater and Symantec Norton AntiVirus, enforce remote desktop configuration, and MSI Installer wizard;

Automated Power-on for late night virus scans and patch updates - Wake-On-LAN support allows IT managers to schedule all your machines to power on at midnight for the important virus scan or software distribution;

Support for Multiple Remote Control Packages – Easy integration and customization for VNC, NetOps, XP Remote and Dameware;

User Self-Service Under IT Control – Users can install approved software, download approved files and run approved scripts without the need to have administrative privileges on their desktops;

New hardware design - 1U rack mount with cool silver faceplate; Dual Intel Xeon 3.0 GHz 2MB Cache with 800 MHz Bus; 2 GB Memory; 3x160GB SATA hard drives; Dual NIC cards.

Pricing for KBOX™ IT Automation Appliance 2.1 starts at $7,500 for a 100-node network. The KBOX™ Policy and Scripting Module, the KBOX™ Security Enforcement and Audit Module and the KBOX™ Help Desk Module are priced separately. For more information, please contact KACE at 888-522-3638 or via email to sales@kace.com.

About KBOX™ by KACE

The KBOX IT Management Suite is an inclusive secure appliance that instantly manages, monitors, and controls the inventory, distribution, patch, security, configuration, compliance, licensing and performance demands of every node on the network. KBOX automates routine and complex IT maintenance tasks, improves IT productivity and security, and robustly promotes network uptime in an extremely flexible, intelligent and unique approach.

About KACE™

KACE is a privately-held technology company that's Rethinking IT through its KBOX™ product line which delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive IT automation solutions that are affordable and really work. KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit www.kace.com or call 1-888-522-3638.

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New KBOX Systems Deployment Appliances Take the Legwork Out of Provisioning

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New KBOX Systems Deployment Appliances Take the Legwork Out of Provisioning

KBOX 2000 Series Provides Affordable, Centralized Systems Deployment and Remote System Recovery for Mid-Market Organizations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - August 14, 2006 - KACE™, the leader in IT management solutions for mid-market organizations, today announced the new KBOX™ 2000 Series Systems Deployment Appliances, an easy-to-use, comprehensive, affordable family of turnkey appliances that allows remote, unattended provisioning – including operating systems, applications, and files, of servers, desktops and laptops. Targeted specifically to the mid-market, where complexity and cost are enemies to IT productivity, the KBOX™ 2000 Series frees systems administrators from the overly-complex, time-consuming manual process of deploying and re-provisioning machines for use, installing and updating applications, and systems recovery.

According to the December 2005 Gartner Report "Saving Money on PC Deployment" by Michael A. Silver, "(c)ompanies spend too much time and money deploying new PCs. Tools are available to help organizations reduce deployment costs, but lots of process is required to get to the point where deployment can be fully automated." Unfortunately many currently available tools are too costly and complex, especially for the mid-market. The KBOX™ 2000 Series addresses these issues by providing affordable centralized systems deployment in a plug-and-play appliance-based solution for back-office and remote provisioning of desktops, laptops and servers. The new appliance will benefit mid-size companies by reducing time spent on manual systems deployment and repair, and eliminating user downtime, costs of travel and after-hours work.

The KBOX™ 2000 Series is a secure, robust family of appliances that allows systems administrators to centrally provision systems anywhere on their network directly from a easy-to-use web-based administrative console:

Centralized Systems Deployment

Disk Imaging allowing remote capture and deployment

Integrated image library that eliminates the scatter and confusion of storing installation data on CDs and shared network directories

Scripted Installation for remote, unattended installation of operating systems

Slipstream install of files and applications

Single agentless solution for desktops, laptops and servers

Windows and Linux support

Remote Systems Recovery

Remote recovery of corrupted systems regardless of OS condition

Bundled recovery console with integrated remote control eases system repair, provides rapid re-provisioning of unrecoverable systems

Affordable, Robust Appliance Delivery

Intuitive, integrated Web-based user interface boosts ease of use

Plug and play deployment

Optional directly attached storage for scalable image management

The KBOX™ 2000 Series is the only appliance-based solution to combine disk imaging, scripted installation and remote system recovery into a centralized, affordable and easy-to-use solution for automating the end-to-end systems provisioning of desktops, laptops and servers. “The KBOX 2000 eliminates the need to run from machine to machine with stacks of boot disks,” said Marty Kacin, president and CTO of KACE. “It takes the legwork out of systems provisioning with its unattended deployment and remote system recovery capabilities for servers, desktops and laptops." The 2000 Series is available in the following models:

· KBOX 2100 for deployments of 100-1000 systems

· KBOX 2200 for deployments of 1000 or more systems

· KBOX 16 optional direct attached storage for use with KBOX 2200

Pricing for KBOX™ 2000 Systems Deployment Series Appliances starts at $12,900.

About KACE™

KACE, a privately-held technology company, is the leader in IT automation appliances. KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit www.kace.com or call 1-888-522-3638.

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