Secure boot Dell hardware to Kace K2000 - information - resources - anything?
Hello all -
I have just learned from our Dell reps that future Dell desktop systems will not be able to disable secure boot in the bios. It also appears that the Kace K2000 still can't do secure boot. See:
Given this and the extremely short time frame I have to purchase the systems I need, I am resorting to purchasing nearly end-of-life hardware on which we can still disable the secure boot setting in the bios for this year.
I am clearly missing something that I need to learn quickly. So, I'm asking all of you if you have any experience with this. If the Kace K2000 isn't going to do secure boot, what other deployment options are available that will do this? A few years back, when the Apple hardware required a version of secured booting, that drove me to using an MDM platform for my deployments. Am I now at the same point for our windows hardware?
Any and all helpful suggestions, pointers, resources, etc would be gratefully received.
- Lynna Jackson @ Williams College
Based on the release notes of today SDA is finally fully supporting secure Boot devices it's listed under the new functions as (ESMEA-3318).
And finally we have the IBM/Lenovo and HP Driverfeed.
Have to test this at once...
Hello All -
As others have said, as of this morning Quest has a new version of the K2000 deployment appliance that reports a new feature of:
See the link provided at:
I haven't tested this yet myself so I can't claim to have first hand knowledge that this works. If someone does test it, please post a quick update to confirm this is working for you or not.
Thanks again for helping to move this along.
It's working fine for KACE SDA\RSA version 9.0
Make sure your DHCP option 67 is requesting the ipxe.efi file, and you are booting from an UEFI source in your Device Boot Options