Using Dameware with Device Actions

I just attended KACE Boot Camp.   I highly recommend it to all.  Shout out to Veryl White and Mark Weathersbee for running a great class.  

Among the great things I learned about in the class were Device Actions.  This feature looks to save me a lot of time when it comes to troubleshooting once I get it working right.

One Device Action I would love to get working would be Dameware.  Meaning I bring up my inventory listing, look for the device i want then select the device action and clock Dameware to log into that device using Dameware.  

I found the command line argument for Dameware:

dwrcc.exe -c: -h: -m:(device name) -u:(username) -p:(password) -d:(domain) -o:6129 -a:2

My question is, what are the variable names from the K1000 to populate (device_name) , (username) and (password).  I want username and password to be the same as the one used to log into the K1000.

Many Thanks

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  • Glad you liked BootKamp.

    Try this:

    In Device Actions, name it Dameware by IP
    Action leave Custom
    Try command Line: dwrcc.exe -c: -m:KACE_HOST_IP

    This should connect you to the the Dameware console and take you directly to the device however you have the settings.

    Let me know how that works out. - larcher 1 year ago
  • This doesn't work. Where did you put dameware on a central server? Workstation? - anaccarato 1 year ago
  • We use Dameware and they said when we bought the SMA we could integrate it like this, but documentation on how to get it working has been sparse. Anyone able to do this on SMA 9/10/10.1? - JS_DC 1 year ago

Answers (1)

Posted by: DanHarmon 9 months ago
Blue Belt

I actually googled to figure out how mine broke (I'm blaming Win10 2004 but still looking).  Anyway, we've been using kace 1000 and Dameware both for a long time (10 & 15 years, respectively).  I love the integration.

We don't use dameware server...I haven't figured out how to get it working.  We just download the client and connect that way.

Settings >> Control Panel >> General.

Scroll down to Device Actions.

Add new

Dameware, Custom action ...

"C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\DameWare Mini Remote Control x64\dwrcc.exe" -c -m:KACE_HOST_IP

(you may need to modify the path...we're using DW 12.1.x, 64bit)

I didn't have to do anything further in Chrome or Edge that I recall.  In IE I think you have to edit the zone (intranet, trusted, whatever) to allow all active-x stuff.  This is likely outdated since it does work in Edge & Chrome usually and they've never supported active-x.

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