K1000 Express

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An inventory-focused systems management solution for Windows laptops, desktops, servers and tablets.

K1000 Express



The Dell KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance Express (K1000 Express) enables you to easily determine system hardware and software inventory, assess Intel® vPro™ readiness, apply Dell BIOS and driver updates and manage Dell system warranties. The K1000 Express is a free, introductory version of the award-winning Dell KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance.

Available as a software-only virtual appliance, the K1000 Express is an inventory-focused software solution designed for systems that run Microsoft Windows® on x86 and x64 microprocessors-including laptops, desktops, servers and tablets. While optimized to manage Dell Windows systems, the K1000 Express also manages Windows systems from other hardware manufacturers at no additional charge.


  • Inventory – Auto discovers network-wide software and hardware configurations through managed agents for the most complete computer inventory possible
  • Reporting – Provides more than 60 built-in reports and wizard-based reporting tools to easily generate routine and ad-hoc reports for a 360-degree view of your IT environment

  • Dashboard – Features a dashboard with a number of charts that display important summary information about hardware and software inventory, Dell warranty and Dell updates for easy viewing of critical information

Additional benefits for Dell systems: K1000 Express provides additional management capabilities specifically for Dell computers, including the ability to inventory, report, and renew Dell warranties, and the ability to inventory, report upon and deploy Dell BIOS and driver updates for even easier management.

  • Deployment – Downloadable, virtual appliance can be easily deployed to existing VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V environments within minutes enabling you to get started quickly
  • Maintenance – The hardened and self-healing appliance with built-in backup ensures both security and low cost to maintain, without dedicated support staff

  • Upgrade – Easy, in-place upgrade allows K1000 Express customers to easily transition to a full K1000 Systems Management Appliance and unlock more features, such as multi-OS support, patching, help desk, software distribution, and more without the need to redeploy the solution and while maintaining all inventory data and settings.

  • The K1000 Express is supported by a self-help community on ITNinja.com and is limited to one year and 1,000 nodes. K1000 Express server requirements include:


    Processor(s) 4 or more vCPUs
    Memory 4 GB
    Network Interface 1 Ethernet Port
    Storage Capacity 500 GB available disk
    Operating System 64-Bit server and operating system

    Managed system requirements

    For minimum specifications refer to OS vendor minimum requirements. The KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance Express imposes no additional requirements, and supports 32-bit and 64-bit architectures where applicable.

    Windows 8.1 (Professional, Enterprise)
    Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)
    Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate)
    Windows XP SP3 (Professional, Tablet PC Edition, Media Center Edition)
    Windows Server 2012 (Foundation, Essentials, Standard*, Data Center*)
    *Cannot be running in Server Core mode
    Windows Server 2012 R2 (Foundation, Essentials, Standard*, Data Center*)
    *Cannot be running in Server Core mode
    Windows Server 2008 (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, HPC Edition)
    Windows Server 2008 R2 (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition, HPC Edition)
    Windows Server 2003 (Web Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Datacenter Edition)
    X86 system architecture
    Windows 64-bit support

    Virtualization infrastructure requirements

    For VMWare® installations
    VMware ESX™/ESXi 4 or higher Open Virtualization Format (OVF) 1.0

    For Microsoft Hyper–V® installations
    Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 with Hyper-V
    Hyper-V Server 2012/2012 R2

    Web administration interface requirements

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x +, Mozilla Firefox 20.x +, Safari 5+

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