A Simple Imaging Experience

ARCHITECTURE

Hardware independence and layering technology

BUILD

Software information (images) and hardware drivers (Platform Packs) are stored logically and physically separate allowing your image to be deployed to any hardware model.

 

OS & Software

Create your image containing the Windows operating system, corporate applications, patches, and settings that you choose. SmartDeploy images are hardware independent and can be deployed to any hardware make and model.

 

Drivers

Choose the Platform Packs for the models you support and we’ll handle drivers from there. At deployment time, SmartDeploy automatically applies the software image as well as the driver-specific information unique to your target device.

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DEPLOY

Your deployment package can be deployed to any target device, regardless of hardware model, by following the same simple process. This step is extremely simple and often handed off to lower level technicians.

 

Offline Media

SmartDeploy can work completely offline or in environments that aren’t well-connected. It takes minutes to create a USB or optical media that includes the image and Platform Packs for any device you want to deploy.

 

Remote Deployment NOW AVAILABLE

Deploy images to remote offices or computer labs over your existing network with SmartDeploy. Create an answer file using our Answer File Wizard for a completely unattended, remote installation initiated from your SmartDeploy IT admin console.

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BUILD

BUILD

Software information (images) and hardware drivers (Platform Packs) are stored logically and physically separate allowing your image to be deployed to any hardware model.

 

OS & Software

Create your image containing the Windows operating system, corporate applications, patches, and settings that you choose. SmartDeploy images are hardware independent and can be deployed to any hardware make and model.

 

Drivers

Choose the Platform Packs for the models you support and we’ll handle drivers from there. At deployment time, SmartDeploy automatically applies the software image as well as the driver-specific information unique to your target device.

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DEPLOY

DEPLOY

Your deployment package can be deployed to any target device, regardless of hardware model, by following the same simple process. This step is extremely simple and often handed off to lower level technicians.

 

Offline Media

SmartDeploy can work completely offline or in environments that aren’t well-connected. It takes minutes to create a USB or optical media that includes the image and Platform Packs for any device you want to deploy.

 

Remote Deployment NOW AVAILABLE

Deploy images to remote offices or computer labs over your existing network with SmartDeploy. Create an answer file using our Answer File Wizard for a completely unattended, remote installation initiated from your SmartDeploy IT admin console.

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Take the next step. Get started!

WE MANAGE DRIVERS

Platform Packs ensure devices get the drivers they need

What are Platform Packs?

Platform Packs (PPKs) are downloadable driver packages created by our team of driver experts. They contain all of the necessary drivers and software to successfully deploy SmartDeploy images to target computers.

Each Platform Pack is built for a specific endpoint make and model, physical or virtual, and includes only the drivers needed by that device. They are organized by manufacturer, model, and OS type and are fully customizable, including running custom scripts or tasks such as updating the BIOS as a post image task.

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Why Platform Packs?

SmartDeploy makes driver management easy for hardware-diverse environments. Instead of updating your image each time you need to support a new hardware type, you simply download the corresponding PPK file to your IT workstation.

Other deployment tools require drivers to be stored within the image resulting in a large library of model-specific images. Alternatively, some utilize a driver stuffing method or a “driver blob” resulting in a bloated image and leaving Plug-and-Play to choose the drivers to install. This unreliable approach often causing issues such as BSOD. With SmartDeploy, we avoid all of this by installing only the drivers necessary for the specific model you are deploying.

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How do Platform Packs work?

SmartDeploy manages drivers separately from your image. You build your image in a virtual machine that contains no device-specific drivers. For each manufacturer and model you support, you simply download the corresponding PPK file from SmartDeploy. When you create your deployment media you include them in your deployment package. At deployment time, SmartDeploy uses WMI queries to ensure only the drivers for that specific machine end up on the device.

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What are Platform Packs?

What are Platform Packs?

Platform Packs (PPKs) are downloadable driver packages created by our team of driver experts. They contain all of the necessary drivers and software to successfully deploy SmartDeploy images to target computers.

Each Platform Pack is built for a specific endpoint make and model, physical or virtual, and includes only the drivers needed by that device. They are organized by manufacturer, model, and OS type and are fully customizable, including running custom scripts or tasks such as updating the BIOS as a post image task.

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Why use Platform Packs?

Why Platform Packs?

SmartDeploy makes driver management easy for hardware-diverse environments. Instead of updating your image each time you need to support a new hardware type, you simply download the corresponding PPK file to your IT workstation.

Other deployment tools require drivers to be stored within the image resulting in a large library of model-specific images. Alternatively, some utilize a driver stuffing method or a “driver blob” resulting in a bloated image and leaving Plug-and-Play to choose the drivers to install. This unreliable approach often causing issues such as BSOD. With SmartDeploy, we avoid all of this by installing only the drivers necessary for the specific model you are deploying.

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How do Platform Packs work?

How do Platform Packs work?

SmartDeploy manages drivers separately from your image. You build your image in a virtual machine that contains no device-specific drivers. For each manufacturer and model you support, you simply download the corresponding PPK file from SmartDeploy. When you create your deployment media you include them in your deployment package. At deployment time, SmartDeploy uses WMI queries to ensure only the drivers for that specific machine end up on the device.

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GETTING STARTED IS EASY

Setup and use SmartDeploy in five simple steps

Five Easy Steps

SmartDeploy makes imaging and deployment simple with its wizard-driven interface and built-in best practices, so you can complete deployment projects faster and more effectively.

Get started with a 45-minute live demo, then download our fully-functioning 15 day free trial and walk through the five simple steps.

Build Master Installation
Capture Image
Download PPKs
Create Media
Deploy Image
Setup your golden reference machine by creating a new virtual machine (VM) and then adding the operating system, applications, and configuration that suit your needs.
The Capture Wizard is used to create images in Windows Imaging (WIM) format. Browse to the virtual hard disk and SmartDeploy will create the image file. This is all done completely offline without using complex command-line interfaces.
Download Platform Packs for the models you support from directly within SmartDeploy. We’ll automatically inject device drivers at deployment time.
The Media Wizard is used to create boot or offline deployment media for target computers.
Deploy your hardware-independent image to any endpoint in your organization. It’s that easy!

Build Master Installation
Capture Image
Download PPKs
Create Media
Deploy Image

Step 1: Learn the basics from a demo. Step 2: Use the free trial.