Scripting Question

What are the advantages/disadvantages of deploying software via Kace distribution vs. scripts?

03/19/2013 4098 views


Our company has 125 workstations that the IT Department manages. 

Recently we purchase the K1000 appliance to help manage this inventory. 

Im still in the process of learn all the capabilities of the K1000, but I understand that through the Distribution and Scripting tabs we can deploy software to all of our workstations.

Im looking for best practices in regards to software deployment.  (Distribution VS. Scripting)

We want to streamline the intial setup and management of our workstations by using Kace to silently deploy all of the necessary software and updates.

Intial Deployment Setup:

     Adobe Reader XI

     Adobe Flash Player

     Java 7

I would greatly appreciate information on how to setup software deployment via Distribution & Scripting;

also best resources to configure and manipulate command lines.

Thank you,



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I use managed installs for everyday packages. You basically ZIP all of your install files along with a .cmd file that walks through the install. You then upload that ZIP to the Kbox.

I use scripts for quick changes to the registry, or deleting files.


Take a look at these sites. There's a ton of knowledge here.

K1000 KKE's: https://support.software.dell.com/k1000-systems-management-appliance/kb?k=KKE

Answered 03/19/2013 by: dugullett
Red Belt


One difference would be that managed installs use Local System instead of a user account to install software.  If you need it installed under a user instance or with admin rights, you would then have to use a script.

One way to determine this is to try and install the software using the method in the link below.  If it installs properly there, it should be able to be deployed through a managed install.


Answered 03/19/2013 by: jknox
Red Belt

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