Scripting Question

Set a KACE script to run at next check in?

06/10/2015 4125 views
 I have a script set up in KACE to install a printer on a group of laptops, but the laptops aren't always on at the same time.  Is there a way to schedule the script to run at the next inventory, or next boot up… anything like that, so I don't have to keep running the script when I think they're online?  

Right now they are all being reimaged and getting KACE installed for the first time, so they do not yet have the smart label applied to them.  That means I can't just set the script to run now and wait for them to come online because they won't have the label until after the script is scheduled.

I'm going to have about 20 carts of 30 laptops each that I'll need to install a printer on, which is why I'd like to automate this and not babysit them.
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An Offline KScript can be set to run at device boot up or once at next client check-in. You may have to wait until their second check-in to get the printer installed if you want to target a smart label. 

Are you imaging them with the K2000? If so, you could run that script as a post-installation task. 
Answered 06/10/2015 by: rockhead44
Red Belt

  • No, we only have the K1000 and are imaging through Windows Deployment Server. The offline KScript should work - I should've thought of that - thanks!

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Also setup a smart label, which contains the machines who don't have the printers installed.
So you have the effect, that less and less machines are pointed by the script (esp. if you need an online script)
Answered 06/10/2015 by: Nico_K
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I was also trying to do printing on Windows computers with Kace but just decided to do it through Item-Level Targeting (ILT) in a Printer GPO in AD. It's so much easier and quicker I found to go the GPO route. ILT for my environment is great because I can specify who gets what printer installed based on security group.
Answered 06/11/2015 by: bens401
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