Systems Deployment Question
Headless KBE Boot W/Out PXE
08/28/2017 1086 views
Currently my environment does not have pxe boot. As a workaround I've been using USB for new machines and the K1 to push out something Corey posted a few years ago on a KKE. A whitepaper called Imaging Windows Tablets and Other UEFI Systems over the Network with KACE was also published. This works fine when a display is connected, but if the computer is headless, it doesn't seem to work. VNC doesn't work and hooking up a monitor after the fact doesn't do anything. The hard drive led does blink so it's doing something, I just can't get in to choose the proper deployment.
I think my two options are:
- Go a step further and actually make a KBE with the command line options built in that automatically choose a deployment and go. Since I am not able to remote in and choose one. I think that's covered in the video. Command listed below.
- Buy one of those headless hdmi adapters.
The command listed in the video is:
start /wait y:\scripts\system_image_id#.bat
Any other thoughts on a solution to this problem?