The K2000 appliance is setup to make the product turn key for the customers. With this ease of use model comes a certain lack of customizations with regard to things like using cmdlines.txt. There is a way, however, to use the flexibility of scripted installs with the speed of images and also leverage cmdlines.txt to change the behavior of the install.
Although this has been tested we CANNOT privide any support for this through Technical Support.
Here is an example of how this can be done:
- Create a scripted install
- Apply all post install tasks
- Use a boot action to deploy the scripted install to a computer.
- For the "First boot action" select the scripted install.
- For the "Next boot action" select " Windows deployment and recovery.
This will allow the K2000 appliance to stop the installation after the files have been copied to the target hard drive.
- Once the computer has rebooted to PXE after the first part of the install, enter the recovery and the file browser.
- Using the file browser, go to C:\$WIN_NT$.~LS\$oem$ and add any support files you need to this folder such as REG or BAT files you want cmdlines to execute.
- Edit the existing cmdlines.txt and place your command in front of "RunOnceEx.cmd". RunOnceEx.cmd is the clean up routine the K2000 appliance uses to remove the C:\KACE and its contents.
- Next capture the image of the target computer as is. You might have to reboot and enter KPE again if the image capture fails on the first try. Now you have a scrtiped/Imaged install with customized cmdlines.txt.