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OS Deployer automates the disk imaging and deployment process. It helps administrators capture images of different OS versions and store them in a network share, to create different deployment templates for various employee roles, and deploy the images to the new systems all from a central management console. With central image capturing and deployment capabilities, OS Deployer reduces support, training and management costs by standardizing your entire organization on one or more operating systems. OS Deployer creates an exact disk image of the given system including standard configuration, operating system, configuration files and all applications that can be deployed to multiple systems simultaneously, making it ideal for rapid bare-metal provisioning. Supported OS : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 2012, and Windows 2012 R2.
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM, formerly SCCM or System Center Configuration Manager) is a software management suite that allows users to manage large numbers of Windows-based computers and servers.
Configuration Manager features software distribution, operating system deployment, remote control, network protection, security management, patch management, and hardware and software inventory, among other services. It allows you to set configuration and security policies, keep your software up-to-date, and monitor your system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on whatever devices they choose.
Configuration Manager allows you to manage computers using macOS, Windows UNIX, or Linux, and mobile devices running iOS, Windows, or Android operating systems. It can be integrated with Microsoft Intune, allowing you to manage computers connected to a corporate network.
With Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.
Benefits and Features
Reviews from Real Users:
Users of MECM like that it is stable and flexible. Patching is one of its most useful features, although users cite many other features as useful as well. One user stated that "It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments." Overall, “the entire solution, from end to end, is excellent.”
ManageEngine OS Deployer is ranked 20th in Configuration Management while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 31 reviews. ManageEngine OS Deployer is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "Works well with Windows, very stable, and can scale well". ManageEngine OS Deployer is most compared with Ansible, HashiCorp Terraform and WinReporter, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Ansible, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and Quest KACE Systems Management.
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