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Systems Management Question


Using KACE1000 for a Server Document tool

04/24/2017 1004 views
Hi all,
We currently use a Word Document that describes all our running server, their roles, etc. However it hasn't been updated for 2 years. Is anyone using KACE to manage something like this, or have another tool?  It seems there are a number of solutions out there, but have more features than I need. Thanks.
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  • For those who might stumble upon this...I ended up going with a tool called Netbox buy a developer at Digital Oceans to document my infrastructure. Much cleaner and specific to this need. Thanks.


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the main function of the appliance is inventory management.
So if you inventory your servers you have many informations about them (hardware, asset location, IP, OS, patch level etc)
If you need additional info: use custom inventory rules to collect this info too. All you can imagine and collect via command line is possible. I use this to get the Role of the systems (Server, Primary, Workstation etc), big files, WLAN profiles (ok, nothing which is needed for servers), original config (if there are Dell systems), SMART info etc

Answered 04/24/2017 by: Nico_K
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In our org we pretty much put everything in Google Docs nowadays (before that we used a restricted-access wiki).

I wouldn't suggest using KACE for this, but the closest thing would be creating a KB article in Service Desk > Knowledge Base.
Answered 04/24/2017 by: JasonEgg
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  • Thanks - do you manage in a spreadsheet, or word type document. Also no cares about Google looking your data? We consider our stuff confidential. How do you control sharing, etc.?
    • I only manage a few servers, so I have a google doc (instead of a sheet) for each one. We're a non-profit so, ostensibly, Google is not scanning our content to have targeted ads. Our Information Security department has approved Google Drive for storage of sensitive data (your InfoSec department might disagree). The standard way we do permissions is by folder-level access.
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Here's something that I've worked on over the years.

Its UI is...quirky in places and there's a ton of redundant code but, being an HTA, you can do whatever you like with it.
Answered 04/25/2017 by: VBScab
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