SmartDeploy vs. ManageEngine OS Deployer

SmartDeploy simplifies PC provisioning and Windows device management for distributed workforces. Unlike ManageEngine OS Deployer, SmartDeploy offers greater deployment flexibility and optimization. Deploy Windows images, apps, and drivers via the cloud (even without VPN) and automate postdeployment tasks, all from a single platform.

SmartDeploy versus illustration
SmartDeploy versus illustration
Michigan State Logo
Nissan Logo
GE Healthcare Logo
Universal Logo
BIC Logo
E*Trade Logo

See how SmartDeploy and ManageEngine OS Deployer compare

ManageEngine OS Deployer

You can use OS Deployer to image remote machines — but without integration with cloud service providers, devices must be connected to your corporate network. And if you want to deploy software, view device information, or execute postdeployment tasks, you need ManageEngine Endpoint Central.

platform pack checkplatform pack check


SmartDeploy lets you handle Windows imaging, deployment, and postdeployment tasks on local and remote devices from one platform. Deliver OS images, apps, drivers, and scripts using offline media, local networks, or the cloud. SmartDeploy also maintains a library of 1,500+ prebuilt driver packs so that you don’t have to track them down yourself.

Deploy an image with SmartDeploy in minutes


OS Deployer

Hardware independence



Prebuilt & customizable app packages



Cloud integrations



Remote imaging via cloud*



End-to-end automated deployments



Offline imaging



Network imaging



Driver pack library



View of device information



User profile migration



*Without using VPN or any additional infrastructure.

Features dial illustrationFeatures dial illustration

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.

Download trial

One platform, endless use cases

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

Computer monitor illustration

Computer imaging

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

Cycle illustration

PC refreshes

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

Settings illustration

Application management

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

Windows illustration

Windows updates

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

Laptop with cogs illustration

Device setup

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

Layers illustration

PC break-fixes

Reimage the operating system layer without affecting applications or user data


Ready to make the switch?

SmartDeploy is not affiliated with or endorsed by ManageEngine. The use of ManageEngine OS Deployer on this page is for comparison purposes only. Information last updated: 10/09/2023.