ManageEngine Releases OS Deployer; Simplifies and Centralizes Remote Operating System Deployment to the Desktop

ManageEngine’s Desktop Management Suite to Provide Full PC Lifecycle Management

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - August 5, 2009) – ManageEngine, makers of a globally renowned suite of cost effective network, systems, security and applications management software solutions, today announced the release of OS Deployer, a remote operating system deployment application allowing administrators to easily establish a standard operating system (OS) configuration on desktops across the enterprise.

ManageEngine OS Deployer creates an exact disk image of a given system -- including operating system, configuration files and all applications -- and deploys that image to multiple systems simultaneously, making it ideal for rapid bare-metal provisioning. Standardizing desktops can increase security while reducing support and management costs.

The new software plays an important role in end-user support activities. A significant number of help desk tickets are related to corrupted operating systems and associated errors that demand an OS re-deployment. ManageEngine OS Deployer makes this easy, allowing administrators to simply push a new desktop configuration to the end-user.

Key features and benefits provided by OS Deployer include:

  • Centralized disk image capturing
  • Deployment Templates for various roles/departments that enables easy deployment
  • Flexible OS deployment options, including Manual Deployment, Scheduled Deployment, Event-Driven Deployment, and more.
  • Post-Deployment Customization of the OS, applications, configuration information; such as computer name, domain participation, and more.
  • Ability to automatically provision dissimilar hardware using a single image.

With ManageEngine Desktop Central and OS Deployer, administrators can effectively handle all aspects of PC Lifecycle Management, from provisioning to retirement. Organizations can now more easily automate and standardize desktop management while ensuring compliance with security and audit standards.

"OS Deployer is the perfect fit for enterprises that are looking for a comprehensive and affordable desktop provisioning application," said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management at ManageEngine. "With centralized OS imaging and deployment capabilities, the software saves administrators' valuable time. When combined with ManageEngine Desktop Central, the product offers a complete PC LifeCycle Management Solution at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions, such as Microsoft System Center, LANDesk and Altiris desktop management software."

Availability and Pricing

ManageEngine OS Deployer is available now for download directly from the ManageEngine website at A trial evaluation license is available. For administrators wishing to implement full PC Lifecycle Management, the software can be used in conjunction with the existing ManageEngine Desktop Central application. The Desktop Central and OS Deployer combination is priced at approximately $30 per system, in a network comprising 500 computers on average.

About ManageEngine

ManageEngine is the leader in low-cost enterprise IT management software. The ManageEngine suite offers enterprise IT management solutions including Network Management, HelpDesk & ITIL, Bandwidth Monitoring, Application Management, Desktop Management, Security Management, Password Management, Active Directory reporting, and a Managed Services platform. ManageEngine products are easy to install, setup and use and offer extensive support, consultation, and training. More than 30,000 organizations from different verticals, industries, and sizes take advantage of the ManageEngine 90-10 promise, i.e. 90 percent of the features of the Big 4 at 10 percent of the price. ManageEngine is a division of ZOHO Corporation. For more information, please visit .

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