SmartDeploy vs. Microsoft Configuration Manager
SmartDeploy lets you create a single golden Windows image and deploy it to any on-site or remote PC. Unlike complex software like Microsoft Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), SmartDeploy’s guided interface and built-in features make computer imaging a simple and seamless process.
See how SmartDeploy and Microsoft Configuration Manager compare
Microsoft Configuration Manager
Part of the Microsoft Intune family, ConfigMgr (previously known as SCCM*) is an on-prem endpoint management solution. To reimage devices, ConfigMgr needs to be manually configured with WDS and MDT. Technically demanding, using it requires time, expertise, and added operating costs.
*System Center Configuration Manager
With SmartDeploy’s imaging solution, you can streamline and automate workflows right away. Deploy your custom Windows golden image, apps, and drivers to any PC in your environment. Whether users are on-prem or remote, you can reimage, provision, and troubleshoot devices with ease.
Deploy an image with SmartDeploy in minutes
Yes (via WDS/MDT)*
Windows OS image capture
Yes (via MDT)
Out-of-box integration with
Additional training recommended
Additional infrastructure costs
Prebuilt driver package library
*WDS = Windows Deployment Services
MDT = Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
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.
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“What I like best about SmartDeploy is how easy it is to use. You can learn the tool in five minutes and master it in 10. You get 90 to 95 percent of the functionality of Microsoft SCCM without having any demands on infrastructure or a steep learning curve.”
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, EW HOWELL
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“Don’t have to learn SCCM or MDT. You’re up and running deploying images in an afternoon. Guides and wizards walk you through the entire process. Driver packs make adding drivers to your golden image a breeze.”
Senior Systems Engineer
“SmartDeploy has made our image deployment so easy from what it used to be. Our organization used to use SCCM and starting as a novice in terms of enterprise image deployment, SmartDeploy was very easy to pick up and use right away. Almost all our issues of driver mismatching, software errors, and configuration errors disappeared due to SmartDeploy’s driver packs and easy-to-use task sequences when booting and logging into the computers for the first time.”
IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
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One platform, endless use cases
SmartDeploy is your one-stop shop for PC provisioning and lifecycle management.
Keep all your users files and settings consistent while rolling out new hardware
Seamlessly roll out images, drivers, and applications to entirely new devices
Reimage the operating system layer without affecting applications or user data
SmartDeploy is not affiliated with or endorsed by Microsoft Corporation. The use of Microsoft Configuration Manager on this page is for comparison purposes only. Information last updated: 12/21/2022