Using the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Offline, in an Air Gap Network

The KACE Systems Deployment Appliance can be used in a secure environment without Internet connectivity.  However, there are a few options that will be unavailable.

One of the main questions or concerns regarding using the SDA (K2000) offline is, "Will I be able to add the license key and register my new product with no Internet connection?"  The answer is yes, there will be no problem registering your new Systems Deployment Appliance offline.

Now let's discuss all of the options that will NOT be available due to requiring an internet connection.  Please note all of these options can be manually accessed or downloaded from another device that does have internet connectivity.  Your off-line appliance will have all of the same functionality except the following items.

1. Knowledge Base Articles
2. ITNinja Most Popular Posts
3. Latest News Articles
1. Driver Feed
1. The Tools page provide links to our developer tools hosted on ITNinja.com
1. Documentation
2. ITNinja
3. Quest Support Website
4. Contact Quest

All of the items that are NOT accessible due to no Internet connectivity can be found by browsing to the following URLs from another device that has an Internet connection.

Knowledge Base Articles: https://support.quest.com/kb

Dev Tools

Deployments to a workstation without an Operating System, read the link above for a full description.

Allows for manipulation of KBE that is uploaded to your K2000, including assigning static IP, adding ADSI, ODBC, DCCTK, Command | Configure, .Net4, Powershell, adding custom DOS commands, or uploading custom .wim/.iso's.

Walks user through creating an unattend file for Windows 7/8/10.

Harvest or extract executible drivers and upload to the K2000.

Allows saving of computername from workstations or apply new names.

Tasks to help change the contents of unattend.xml based on administrator needs.

Toolkit that allows deployment of K2000 captured wims to be streamed.

Script that allows deployment of a default image/scripted install to machines.

Script that will export profiles and .zip them up with a script to deploy them with a K1 or K2.

Script to show the driver feed path of a workstation, via the K1000 or K2000.

Tasks that provide a solution to upgrading a workstation to Windows 10 using the K2000.

A script that will copy the files necessary into USMT so that a Windows 7 deployment is successful with loadstate.

Change the autologon count in an unattend file of a sysprepped image

Modify the task timeout period of each task on version 3.6 or higher.

Be able to remote into Windows during Windows PO Tasks.

Dismiss Windows 7 Scripted Install Error in WinPE4 and WinPE5: http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/windows-7-scripted-install-error-in-winpe4-and-winpe5
Pre Installation task that will dismiss the errors when deploying a Windows 7 SI with WinPE4/5

Disable the DPInst Reboot for Windows 7 or higher Images that use driverfeed: http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/disable-the-dpinst-reboot-in-k2000-3-6
Disables the reboot for dpinst since it is not needed for Windows 7 or higher.

Be able to remote into Windows during Windows PO Tasks.

Creates an .html report of exported packages..

Allows for the deployment of linux kickstart.

A script that behaves similarly to wsname for Windows.

Capture the kuid of a Macintosh system and put it back to the workstation as a midlevel task.

A script to either maintain screen resolution from each workstation, or assign a new one.

All drivers can be manually downloaded as Driver Pack(s) and transferred to the appliances Samba Share for future use in any of your scripted and / or system images.

Note: at the time of this FAQ the latest Systems Deployment Appliance is running version 6.0.425.


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