It’s Easy to Get Started

Industry-leading, easy to use IT management software allows you to manage your user’s devices in as little as 15 minutes.

Step 1: Install SmartDeploy

Setup your IT Workstation
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Inactive time: up to 30 minutes

Step 2: Install the Client

Manage your endpoints from the Console
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  • Install the client on endpoints you want to manage from the Console
  • You can also install the client using Group Policy
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Inactive time: 5 minutes

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO?

Select an endpoint management task to get started

Deploy Applications
With the click of your mouse deploy pre-built Application Packages or create your own

  • Be sure the SmartDeploy client is installed on your endpoints first
  • Application Packs allow you to deploy individual applications, patches, or tasks
  • Deploy Application Packs over your network or use your cloud storage provider to deploy over WiFi

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Deploy Windows
Create and deploy an image to any device

Get Ready to Create your Image

Get your virtualization software:

Get your Windows media:

1. Build Reference VM
Create a virtual reference machine with the target OS and apps

  • Install Windows and all available updates on your VM
  • You do not need to Sysprep your reference machine, SmartDeploy runs Sysprep automatically at deployment time
  • Fully shutdown the virtual machine using the command line shutdown /s /t 0
Active time: 30 minutes
Inactive time: up to 60 minutes

2. Capture Image
Create an image of the reference machine

Active time: 2 minutes
Inactive time: 10 minutes

Platform & Application Packs
Acquire driver and application packages for your target device

    • Platform Packs are downloadable model-specific driver packs built by SmartDeploy technicians
    • SmartDeploy uses WMI queries to deploy only drivers specific to each hardware make, model, and OS version
    • Download pre-built Application Packs or create your own
    • Application Packs allow you to deploy individual applications, patches, or tasks

You can also deploy Platform Packs and Application Packs separately to keep machines up-to-date and secure.

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Inactive time: 5 minutes

4. Answer File
Create an answer file to automate deployment

  • Advanced options include setting default Windows settings, disk options, and running custom scripts. For more information visit our support center
  • Include the SmartDeploy Client in your answer file
  • By default, answer files are marked unattended for Network Deployment with SmartDeploy
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5. Boot Media
Create boot or deployment media

  • To use a USB/DVD for deployment, create boot media or offline deployment media
  • SmartDeploy leverages WDS for PXE boot
  • Create a deployment package for deployment from the SmartDeploy Console
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6. Deploy Image
Deploy your image to your target device

  • Console-initiated deployments can be scheduled
  • Sysprep runs automatically during deployment
  • Use Multicast when deploying to 25+ machines
  • During your trial a network connection is required to deploy machines
Active time: 5 minutes
Inactive time: 10+ minutes

Update Device Drivers
Keep devices up-to-date with Platform Packs

  • Be sure to install the SmartDeploy client on your endpoints
  • SmartDeploy will indicate when there is an update available for Platform Pack in your library, and when a device doesn’t have the latest Platform Pack
  • Deploy Platform Packs over your network or using your cloud storage provider to deploy over WiFi
Active time: 5 minutes
Inactive time: 5 minutes

Migrate User Data
Capture and deploy user data

  • Be sure the SmartDeploy client is installed on your endpoints first
  • You can capture and deploy user data during a Windows migration, or migrate user data from one machine to another
  • For more information on USMT visit our support center
Active time: 5 minutes
Inactive time: 10+ minutes

Use Cloud Services
Deploy images, applications, or drivers from your cloud storage provider

  • Launch the Upload Wizard to post your Cloud Deployment Package to Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive or OneDrive for Business.
  • Once posted, you can push images to target computers in your organization from your preferred cloud storage provider.
  • After uploading, create media that references your Cloud Deployment Package
Active time: 5 minutes
Inactive time: 15+ minutes

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