Software Deployment Question
How to push out Dell Updates only to Computers that need them
My first post so please be forgive me if this is in the wrong place.
I'm learning to use the K1000 although we have had it a while.
I've recently setup the Dell Updates download, then a schedule to Detect what's needed against Inventory and spit a report out for Urgent and Recommended Dell Updates on a weekly basis.
Now I want to be able to automate the deployment of these updates, but not all at once.
e.g. Dell Command | Monitor updates seem to come in versions that are dependant on the Hardware age, (Version 10.1.0.382 is recommended for older Dells and 10.2.0.432 for most recent hardware)
So how do I split and Automate Dell Update Deployments based on a scenario like above? As the Kace Device knows which device needs which version of the application?
Any advice appreciated
Answer Chosen by the Author
This is what the default setting is.
You run a Detect job, which checks which versions are installed and which versions are in the catalog (it is an own catalog, the Dell provided catalog, it is not linked to Dell Command)
Then you run a Deploy job to deploy the drivers/firmware needed.
This means, a driver which is not needed, will not be deployed.
Please be aware:
Due to the structure of the catalog you need a minimum version of firmware and bios versions to update them.
If you use BIOS passwords or bitlocker you also should exclude System BIOS and deploy them manually (can be done via KACE scripting) to disable bitlocker, deploy it and reenable bitlocker and also provide the BIOS passwords, since the deployment tool (provided by Dell) is not able to use them.