Discover the best computer imaging software

Sysadmins need good tools to do good work. Secure and simple to use, SmartDeploy is the best computer imaging software for on-prem, remote, or hybrid Windows environments with diverse hardware. With integrated cloud-based features, it's a flexible, scalable solution that can make IT life a whole lot easier.

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One platform, endless use cases

SmartDeploy is your one-stop shop for PC provisioning and lifecycle management.

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Computer imaging

Build and maintain a single Windows golden image, regardless of PC make or model

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PC refreshes

Keep all your users files and settings consistent while rolling out new hardware

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Application management

Deploy, update, and patch applications zero-touch to any endpoint

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Windows updates

Push periodic updates or centrally manage entire migrations for local and remote PCs

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Device setup

Seamlessly roll out images, drivers, and applications to entirely new devices

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PC break-fixes

Reimage the operating system layer without affecting applications or user data

How SmartDeploy simplifies computer imaging

With SmartDeploy, you can deploy a single golden image to any Windows machine in your environment with slipstream installations of custom apps and device drivers. Deliver to devices anywhere with offline media, over local networks, or over the cloud without a VPN (yup, you heard us right). We also maintain more than 1,500 prebuilt driver packs supporting major OEM business models — so you’ll never have to hunt them down again.

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See what features SmartDeploy offers

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Macrium Reflect

Acronis Snap Deploy

KACE UEM

Driver Pack Library

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Hardware independent

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Prebuilt & customizable script packages

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Cloud integrations

yes

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Training

yes

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Patch management

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Scheduling

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Remote imaging via cloud

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Offline imaging

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Network imaging

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The best computer imaging software (and don’t just take our word for it)

Our customers span a wide range of industries, supporting organizations of varying sizes and complexity. Whether they’re managing 50 devices or a thousand, they’ve chosen SmartDeploy for the same reason. Because they know that the best computer imaging software saves a ton of time, making it so much easier to keep devices secure, up to date, and running smoothly. 

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How SmartDeploy’s computer imaging solution stacks up against the competition

See why SmartDeploy is a top-rated alternative to traditional computer imaging and endpoint management solutions.

Meets requirements

Ease of use

Ease of setup

Ease of admin

Quality of support

Ease of doing business

Product direction

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Meets requirements

96%

Ease of use

95%

Ease of setup

92%

Ease of admin

96%

Quality of support

95%

Ease of doing business

97%

Product direction

85%

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Meets requirements

85%

Ease of use

89%

Ease of setup

94%

Ease of admin

92%

Quality of support

83%

Ease of doing business

90%

Production direction

97%

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Meets requirements

87%

Ease of use

79%

Ease of setup

76%

Ease of admin

82%

Quality of support

81%

Ease of doing business

83%

Production direction

75%

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Meets requirements

80%

Ease of use

70%

Ease of setup

61%

Ease of admin

67%

Quality of support

68%

Ease of doing business

83%

Production direction

68%

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Meets requirements

71%

Ease of use

77%

Ease of setup

73%

Ease of admin

75%

Quality of support

73%

Ease of doing business

79%

Product direction

46%

Source: G2, 2022-23

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How it works

Set up, update, and manage endpoints with greater flexibility and ease. Flexible layers enable you to manage the OS, applications, drivers, and user data independently from each other rather than baking everything into a locked image.

  • Step one

Build your golden image containing the Windows operating system, apps, and settings that you need.

  • Step two

Download any of our prebuilt device driver packages for all the hardware models you support.

  • Step three

Pick the software and scripts you need from our library — or build a custom installer to fit your specific needs.

  • Step four

Save and deploy with ultimate flexibility using any combination of USB, network server, or cloud storage.

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There is no better alternative to SmartDeploy

Customers who made the switch to SmartDeploy have never looked back. Want to know if we’re the best computer imaging solution for you? See how our tool compares with others.

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