Jul
29
2014

K1000 Kloser Look: Manipulating Printers on Mac OS X

As with nearly everything for Mac OS X, there are ways to accomplish administrative tasks via the command line and via the GUI. Printing is no different. Printers on OS X are controlled using CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) which has its own set of command line tools. The basic capabilities include viewing, adding, and removing printers, as well as changing printer options and viewing print queues.

There are many things that can be done with CUPS, and once you master a few of them you’ll be able to implement them in K1000 Scripting. Once you’ve scripted the CUPS commands you need you can make them available to users if you want, or you can distribute them from the admin side of the table- it’s your call. One of our favorite Kace Koaches has written up some great details and examples on ITNinja just for you. See more at: http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/managing-printers-on-os-x-with-kace

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Jul
24
2014

News You Can Use

With information coming in from all directions, we all miss things from time to time. In case you missed something from KACE, here’s some useful announcements, news, and knowledge base articles that you might be interested in:

News & Announcements:

Knowledge Base:

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Jul
23
2014

Mile High Backyard Boot Kamp

Oh, how we love Denver! There’s so much to see, so much to do, and so little time. We thought about skipping class and going to explore the city, but we would much rather explore the KACE appliances with you! Registration is open, and we’ve got a few seats remaining for the Denver Backyard Boot Kamp. More details and registration can be found at https://www.regonline.com/KaceDenver14.

We want you to learn all the latest tricks and tips for using your Dell KACE Appliance. We’ll be using K1000 v6.0 and K2000 v3.6 in the classroom, so if you aren’t using them yet, this is the perfect opportunity to get comfortable with them!

You’ll gain step-by-step guidance to help you with initial agent provisioning, software management, patch management, user roles, inventory, scripted installations, native imaging, and much more. Visit the event website for the full list of upcoming events and cities. Remember – seats are extremely limited for these training events, so register now for the city or time frame that best suits your needs!


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Jul
21
2014

Dell World User Forum 2014 Savings

This year, the biggest Dell World ever will take over Austin the first week of November. Meet industry powerhouses, experts and your peers at the Dell World User Forum 2014 in Austin, Texas. Maybe you know it as KACE Konference, or Software User Forum, but no matter what you call it- it’s certain to be the learning event of the year!

We are pleased to announce that the Buy-One-Get-One offer that many attendees have enjoyed in past years is happening again for 2014! You must pre-register, or complete your registration before August 31st to be eligible for this special pricing. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to pre-register to lock in your savings. You and a colleague can attend User Forum for the price of one! Since each User Forum pass comes with a Dell World general admission pass, it’s really like you are getting 4 passes for the price of 1!

Mark your calendars for Dell World User Forum taking place November 4 – 7, 2014 at the Austin Hilton and the Austin Convention Center!

Registration is opening soon- pre-register for User Forum at http://www.dellworld.com/ for special pricing and more registration information.

 

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Jul
17
2014

Calling All System Administrators!

Are you ready for SysAdmin Day? System Administrator Appreciation Day 2014 is on its way! July 25th will be a day where all system administrators will feel the love. Starting July 14th and all the way to the end of July 25th, SysAdmin Day, we are running our #ITMess4Success Sweepstakes!

Check out the Dell KACE Blog post how you can win an Alienware laptop or 1 of 5 Amazon gift cards!

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