K1000 - 5.3 Agent Commands (runkbot.exe)

This is a list of agent commands given to me by support recently for 5.3:

Trigger inventory: KInventory.exe -machine -out "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Dell\KACE\inventory.xml"

Verify the inventory being submitted. There should be an inventory.yaml file in the same directory


Repairs kinventory: c:\program files\dell\kace\kinventory.exe -autorepair

Enables debugging: amptools.exe debug=true

runkbot 1 0 does bootstrap

runkbot 2 0 is called K1000 client run and runs Kupdater

runkbot 3 0 does scripting updates

runkbot 4 0 does check in/inventory

runkbot 5 0 does agent upgrades

runkbot 6 0 does managed installs and file syncs


Cache Directories:

For Win 7 - c:\programdata\dell\kace

For XP - c:\documents and settings\all users\dell\kace


Resets the hostname in the amp.conf: c:\program files\dell\kace\amptools.exe -resetconf host=hostname


To Access the log files with 5.3 Agent installed:

For Windows 7 - C:\ProgramData\Dell\Kace

For Windows XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Dell\Kace


  • This is great info to have. Thanks for sharing. - WGM_Jeff 8 years ago
  • Great stuff, Thanks for posting. - ckubaska 8 years ago
  • Very helpful info - Thanks for posting - RaquelS 8 years ago
  • Is there a equivalent list for the Mac agent?
    I have tried the same options on the Mac, and it returns that it's running the Windows scripts, which obviously, don't work on a Mac - nseery 8 years ago
    • http://www.itninja.com/question/can-i-force-a-mac-to-do-an-inventory-update-from-command-line - dugullett 8 years ago
  • This is awesome! Thanks for sharing, airwolf! - awingren 7 years ago
  • Most helpful, thanks. - Karllen 7 years ago
  • Very good info here. I know it is somewhat old, but still very useful. Thanks! - Jhogue 6 years ago
  • So is runkbot 6 0 the equivalent of doing a forced inventory command via K1000, or is that runkbot 2 0? - bpatton 6 years ago
    • Forced inventory on a Windows machine is 'runkbot 4 0'. - airwolf 6 years ago
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