K-imaging process

My company might be purchasing both Kboxes in the near future, so I've been tasked with doing some research.

There was a small area of ambiguity with the k-imaging process I just can't figure out...
When you initiate a task to image a computer from the kbox console, how does the client computer receive that task and start doing things if it doesn't require any agent software?
Do the clients need any open ports or file/printer sharing enabled to facilitate this?

Thanks for your help!

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Posted by: swvw 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
The Kace 2000 uses the PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) This is booting directly from the network
Posted by: gammatron 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
sorry for not being clear...
I know it uses pxe booting, but when you use the admin console to tell a computer to reimage itself, how do the clients listen for those commands? there has to be some kind of open port or way for the client to understand the commands from the k-box. It seems unlikely to me that client workstations would natively listen to "reboot yourself and pxe boot to k-box" commands without some kind of software.
Maybe I'm overthinking it...
Maybe that ability is standard for pxe booting (which i have no experience with)

can anyone shed a little light on it?
Posted by: ckubaska 12 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt
If your using boot actions the sytem will automatically boot to the k2000 and the actions will kick off the next time it boots up.
If the system is not on send a wak on lan to start it up.
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