KACE Product Support Question
Issue Automatically deploying an image with a specific KBE
I found a pdf called "K2000 Advanced Topics" I am trying to utilize the section called "Automatically deploy an image with a specific KBE". I created a KBE that boots to the menu and users can select which image they want to install...that method works fine. When I use the KBE Manipulator to add a "Custom DOS command" I used y:\scripts\system_image_9.bat “LOCALE=en_us.utf-8”. 9 being the image I want to auto load. The workstations can boot to the KBE with no issues, I see the preinstallations tasks run, I even see the image auto install (which is what i want). However went it gets to the post tasks they all fail with "unable to find specified file". What I noticed was in the tasks.xml the pre tasks are not using a system variable they use y:\ and when it gets to the post tasks the tasks.xml are using %systemdrive%. Inside the KBE if I bring up a command prompt I see that %systemdrive% is using X:\ which is why the post scripts fail they are located on Y:. These same exact post scripts and image work just fine as long as I do not use the KBE Manipulator to try and specify an image with DOS commands. This is version 3.6 of the K2...A quick fix I think would be to just make a copy of the tasks.xml and make the post tasks use Y: instead of %systemdrive%...however as far as I can tell I only have read access to this share. Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks.
Community Chosen Answer
How come you are not using a normal kbe and just assign the deployment to the machine by its mac.
If you have pxe booted the box once to the kbox it will show under the systems tab or you can scan the network to get it in the kbox. Once the machines are on the list, check the machines you want this image to go to and from the drop down choose boot actions and assign the image to those macs, the next time you pxe boot they will start imaging automatically