Deploy OS for work from home users

How to remotely distribute operating system for WFH users?

With the entire global work force shifting to work from home, it is safe to say that Covid-19 has made the digital era switch to the remote workforce model. However, it is a tough cookie to adapt to the new norm as most enterprises do not have contingency strategies or adequate tools. Needless to say, IT admins are having a difficult time coping up with the sudden surge in remote devices.

Real-time challenges in remotely deploying OSs

Most organizations were initially off the cuff and then devised various "work from home" policies to get going. However, IT admins grapple the stress of getting things done remotely. So, what's the stumbling block? here are a few points.

More corporate laptops, and usage of personal devices

Not all organizations have enough corporate laptops. So, to facilitate remote work, the companies either have to purchase new ones or let the employees use their personal devices. Both ways, the machines have to be fully provisioned with updated operating systems and necessary applications.

On-boarding new hires

In normal times, it used to be bustling activity for admins to set up work-spaces for new on-board. As employees are urged to work from home, no one knows when they will meet their co-workers and IT admins face-to-face. There by, IT admins have to safely configure laptops and send the devices to the new employees' home.

Dangling on VPN connections

As most functionalities can be done only by connecting to corporate network, users cling-on to the VPN. This VPN constrain makes provisioning remote computers with operating system tedious.

Flexible working model

Work from policies have not just been defined in the benefit of the organization but the employees to maintain a safe work life balance. With that said, employees are not just working miles away from office, they work at flexible timings. This means more support tickets and frequent call all day. And most admins have stay up all night maintaining computers when no one is using them.

 

ManageEngine OS Deployer comes to your rescue

OS Deployer - the comprehensive imaging and deployment solution has come up with stand alone deployment, that allows IT admins to deploy Windows images on computers that are not connected to corporate network.

System admins can now simply create a standalone task with the golden image and let the end-user access the standalone tool. The end-user can themselves deploy the Windows image unassisted, irrespective of their locations and the network their devices are connected to. To be precise this serves as a self-service portal that empowers end-users to deploy OSs themselves.

Isn't this interesting? know more on the creating a standalone task.

That's not all

OS deployer comes with a set of incredible features including,

  1. Easy to access and easy to use web-based user interface that provides IT admins a birds' eye view on the imaging and deployment activities.
  2. Ease your driver management frustrations with our automated driver management option.
  3. Hardware independent deployment that lets you deploy one universal golden image across all the computers irrespective of makes and models
  4. Migrating or updating from one version to another has always been a night mare. OS Deployer's user profile migration ensures seamless migration experience.
  5. deployment templates to streamline and customize your deployment routines based on your needs.
  6. Distribute applications right when you are deploying operating system.

 

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