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In this presentation from Dell-KACE we are going to highlight the challenge, solution, and key appliances that will make your life easier. As Bryon Black, an IT Manager from South Coast Water District said. “I deployed Windows 7 on my workstation, and it took 25 minutes from start to finish – just phenomenal. It just blew me away it was that simple to make that happen.”Systems Management for anEasier Migration
As previous OS systems become outdated many companies are preparing to transition to Windows 7. You are going to have to worry about the preservation of user data, identification of which machines are or aren’t able to be upgraded. Not to mention license tracking and a new set of compatibility challenges migrating to a new OS. But, fret not!The Challenges
KACE Management Software helps you to optimize the migration, management, and deployment of Windows 7. Whether you are upgrading from XP or Vista, to a PC or Mac, this software is one of the very best available at executing a simple and streamlined migration.The Solution!
Inventory assessment – Review every machine’s The Capabilities hardware to verify Windows 7 readiness The capabilities with KACE User state migration – Retain settings and user make migration simple and information when migrating from XP to 7 safe with enhanced security, Native Imaging Toolkit Support – No need to write ease of use from the new OS, and increased manageability. scripts, simply capture and deploy Windows Imaging Format or Apple Disk Image filed straight from K2000 K-Imagine – Does away with redundant transfers in the capture, storage, and deployment of Windows 7 Asset management – Makes tracking software licenses and system use information at your fingertips
Inventory Assessment – This assists in checking machines for migration readiness. Collect Detailed hardware & software inventory With efficient client to server communication you can be sure you are getting up-to-date inventory analysis.The K1000 Management Appliance
Remote site management – permits the migration of remote machines in your network. No dedicated software required Stay with the convenience of a central administrative console while at the same time using the remote network for a deployment engine.K1000
Asset Management – Easily keep track of Windows 7 software license and system compliance. With this appliance you can monitor assets as they undergo changes in hardware and software because of a 7 migration Also meter the software usage by machine, group, or other specification for easy software re- allocation and save on licenses and maintenance costs.K1000
Patch management – Allows seamless an relevant deployment of all available Windows 7 patches. This will include both local and remote machines on the network. No need to waste time waiting for full Microsoft service packs anymore.K1000
Windows user state migration – Retains user-specific files and settings. Migration is easy with a centralized user state management process By using offline migration it minimizes the total end-user’s downtime as well as the risk of losing critical info There is also offboard storage that allows the migration of larger datasets and can grow along with your organizationThe K2000 Deployment Appliance
Network OS install – Gold Master reference machine builds are automated with Windows 7. Drives can be Slipstreamed with a network OS for hardware for an independent 7 deployment The capture and deployment of DMG and WIM files is possible with the Native Imaging Toolkit using the K2000 Boot Environment tools.K2000
Pre and post installation tasks – Bundle the relevant applications while using thin images. Maintain only needed application images Downtime eliminated with more reliable deploymentsK2000
Driver management – Stay up-to-date with the most recent drivers for everything you need. Windows 7 drivers are automatically downloaded Upload drivers for manually updated machines using the driver harvesting tool With the KBE you can get target driver and hardware verificationK2000
K-images – A flexible file-based imaging format. Files and folders can easily be added to a Windows 7 K-image Do away with redundant transfers in the 3 stage capture, storage, and deployment of Windows 7 imagesK2000