OS Deployment

Automate your OS deployment.

Take advantage of your automated OS image deployment for the following scenarios:

  • Provisioning desktops for new employees.
  • Redeploying the OS of corrupt PCs to save time on troubleshooting
  • Organization Policy to re-deploy the OS periodically

Supported OSs:

  • Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Home
  • Windows Vista Ultimate (x86, x64)
  • Windows Vista Business (x86, x64)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (x86, x64)
  • Windows Vista Home Basic (x86, x64)
  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions
  • Windows Storage Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86, x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (x86, x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86, x64)
  • Windows 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 (x86, x64)
  • Windows 8 Pro (x86, x64)
  • Windows 8 Enterprise (x86, x64)
  • Windows 10 home (x86, x64)
  • Windows 10 pro (x86, x64)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise (x86, x64)
  • Windows 10 Education (x86, x64)
  • Windows 2012 (Foundation, Essential, Standard, and Datacenter)
  • Windows NT/4.0 Server
  • Windows 98/Me

Explore the features of OS deployment.

Manual deployment

Manual Deployment

Consider a scenario-, where you received new hardware for which you do not know the MAC Address. When installing your OS on these computers, you'll need to manually change the boot sequence of all the computers- to ManageEngine environment using ManageEngine bootable media or the ManageEngine PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) Server before you can deploy the created image. The deployment configurations can either be set in the deployment templates or can configured manually while deploying the image.

Event-driven deployment

Event-Driven Deployment

Event-Driven Deployment is ideally suited in cases where you need to deploy OS to multiple systems simultaneously and yet control the bandwidth during deployment. Administrators can configure to start the deployment when the predefined computers are ready for deployment after which the OS image is multicast to all the target computers. Optionally, administrators can also set a time-out period after which the deployment will begin irrespective of whether the predefined number is reached or not.

Scheduled deployment

Scheduled Deployment

Scheduled Deployment is ideal for situations where you need to deploy OS to multiple systems with known list of MAC Addresses. For example, if you have received a consignment of 100 new computers along with its MAC Addresses for which a nightly deployment is needed, you can schedule the deployment by specifying the list of MAC Addresses. OS Deployer will power on the computers using the Wake On LAN functionality and deploy the image at the scheduled time.

Custom deployment

Custom Deployment

Custom Deployments are initiated by the users. The administrator creates a set of deployment templates that meet the organization’s needs and assigns to each template a name that can be easily understood by a user. The administrator creates bootable media or a PXE package containing the set of templates and switches on the custom deployment mode. Users that need to re-deploy their computers boot the computers from bootable media or PXE and select the template by name from the boot menu. The deployment starts immediately and proceeds independently on each computer.

Standalone Deployment

Standalone Deployment is a deployment on a computers that is not in the network or, in other words, that cannot be reached from the ManageEngine OS Deploy Server. Standalone deployment is performed locally using the bootable ManageEngine Standalone Utility.

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