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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:

https://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82717-sda-k2000/suggestions/17791252-uefi-secure-boot

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.


Thank you,

- Lynna Jackson @ Williams College


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  • We're very interested in this as well. I see that the uservoice entry was marked "PLANNED" in Feb 2020 but I did not see this in the v8.1 release notes. Since "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" I would suggest opening a support ticket (and I'll do that as well). - JasonEgg 6 months ago
  • "I have just learned from our Dell reps that future Dell desktop systems"
    Strange, the certification process for secure boot, is entirely managed\supervised by Microsoft itself.

    Doing that will force everyone to jump the ring in order to boot stuff... (Secure boot prevents other boot methods from working, not just PXE).

    And that will lock-out from PXE booting... open source solutions or homebrewed software, because they will need to spend $$$$$ to get that certification from MS. - Channeler 6 months ago
  • From what I understand by talking with KACE they are fighting to get their certificate going with MS so then we can do PXE with Secure Boot enabled. For now you could use this as a workaround https://www.itninja.com/blog/view/how-to-uefi-boot-with-secure-boot-on-the-sda-with-usb - RandomITdude24 4 months ago

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Posted by: RandomITdude24 4 months ago
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From what I understand by talking with KACE they are fighting to get their certificate going with MS so then we can do PXE with Secure Boot enabled. For now you could use this as a workaround https://www.itninja.com/blog/view/how-to-uefi-boot-with-secure-boot-on-the-sda-with-usb


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  • This has been a thing in the works for a while now... It is going to be a hard requirement for windows 11 as well. Are there specific barriers quest is encountering? - Kiyolaka 4 months ago
 
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