Upload of files for Post Install Task

What is the maximum file size the can be uploaded for a Post install task on the K2000?

What is the maximum file size the can be uploaded for a Managed install on the K1000?

We are trying to script some apps into the install and don't currently have a K1000, so it has to go on the K2000.


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Posted by: Dunc the Punk 10 years ago
Purple Belt

For those that don't want to watch the whole video here a trascript of a slide that I found useful:

Option 3: Modify an uploaded file using the Resources Tab (Sambe Share).

Useful for local delivery to each target machine, as K1000 normally would.

Potentially useful for remote users where network access is less available.

1. Upload a small file to the software record you want to ultimately have installed (Adobe CS5, AutoCAD, etc.)

2. Using the Resources tab on the 1000 (Settings -> Resources), export the record to the samba share.

3. Download the file from \\k1000\client

4. Open it with 7zip

5. Locate the file within the ZIP that you uploaded to the K1000 in Software-##.kpkg\Sofware-#\PAYLOAD\

6. Add your ZIP of the large installer and remove the other file.

7. Save the package.

8. Upload the package to \\K1000\clientdrop

9. Import the modified file using the Resources tab on the K1000

10. Set up the MI as usual if a ZIP file is used (Configure manually, and provide full Command Line).

Note- Similar could be done with a script on the K1000, or Post Installation task on the K2000. For K2000 use "Packlage Management" (Previously "Export") tab instead of "Resources", Samba share on K2000 is \\K2000\Restore

  • I have since written a doco explaining how to do this on a K2000. It should be similar on the K1000.

    http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/creating-a-large-post-installation-task-on-a-dell-kace-appliance - Dunc the Punk 10 years ago
Posted by: jaskelly3578 12 years ago
Orange Belt
Nevermind found the answer here.

Posted by: morganr 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
Out of interest is this the same for managed installations/software library on the k1000. I'm trying to upload visual studio premium 2010 which is 2.5gb, it reports that it works fine but then the file size count is 0bytes and it's a dead link. If this is the case i'll look at doing some script/network drive workaround but wanted to confirm before i submit a new post in the k1000 forum


Posted by: jrscribner 12 years ago
Purple Belt
There is a KKE session discussing how to manage these larger installations on the K1000 you can watch the KKE at this link:

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