To deploy agents to Windows clients, Microsoft's Simple File Sharing must be turned off. If Windows Firewall is enabled, file and print sharing must be enabled in the firewall configuration's exceptions list. According to the documentation, the Kace K1000 uses ports 139 and 445 for remote installation on Windows targets, but in tests, port 22 was deemed the culprit in cases where remote installation failed. Machines running Linux and Mac OS X have no such issues.
Once agents are installed on target machines, the Kace K1000 performs a detailed scan of those machines and populates a MySQL-based inventory database, storing information about software and hardware. Subsequent scans, which can be run at configurable intervals, result in reports about new information added since the last scan.