We deploy systems in the production of computers, as well as in computer classes and Internet cafes

    The preparation of large batches of computers is associated with the need to provide them with a standard set of software. At the same time, depending on individual requests, a typical list may undergo some changes.

    Obviously, manual image restoration on each PC is not only a tedious and routine work, but also an inefficient use of resources. In order to simplify and automate this process as much as possible, our specialists have prepared Paragon Deployment Manager 10 (DM10).

    So, using the Hard Disk Manager, which is part of DM10, create images for the “reference” computers and place them on the Infrastructure server.


    In principle, an image for deployment to many computers can be prepared using Paragon Adaptive Imaging Tools, included in DM10, or through Microsoft SysPrep, which has similar functionality.

    Next, create a script with a session identifier and assign a system image. Using the session identifier, you can determine which scenario to use at boot and which image to deploy.

    We prepare the PXE image used for the initial boot of computers over the network using Boot Media Builder, which is also part of DM10. As a basis, systems based on DOS, Linux and WinPE can be used. We keep in mind that we can bring any additional scenarios of work, in addition to the main function - loading and deploying a system image.

    After connecting the PXE image to the PXE server, you can start computers - they will start loading the PXE image with the working environment, and later the system image.

    At the same time, we can always add various scripts to configure disk space and configure the operating system using PSL scripts, retrieving SysPrep configurations, downloading files, and launching third-party programs.

    We work with SMB.

    In any modern company there is a certain fleet of computers, which must be maintained and supported. It is clear that each department can use a different set of software. In addition, configurations may change over time, as will the computer park.

    A long-standing problem is the centralized storage and deployment of typical software configurations on various computers. Undoubtedly, these actions can be performed manually, but in the context of the growth of the computer park or its updating, the cost of work increases significantly. Any tool that can reduce the cost of these operations significantly affects business performance.

    In the case of DM10, you do not even need to leave your workplace to upgrade or deploy the system - all operations can be performed remotely. You will need to assign a task with the necessary system image and identifier, reboot the client, wait for the PXE image to load, and observe the system deployment process.

    In addition, we will have at hand the images of all the necessary configurations for their quick deployment in case of emergency. And using the Adaptive Imaging Tools as part of DM10 will allow you to forget about the specific hardware of the computer.

    Computer classes and Internet cafes

    One of the main problems in computer classes and Internet cafes stems from the features of their work, namely the large flow of visitors who do not really care about the safety of data and programs on computers. Often after their work unnecessary programs appear in the system, malware, the original configuration of the system changes or deteriorates.

    One solution to this problem may be to deploy the configuration from a pre-prepared “reference” image. But manual execution of all this, as you understand, can take a long time.

    With DM10, it will be possible to automate this process, having managed to deal with it in a short time (for example, for a change in school).

    The administrator will only need to maintain the set of necessary system images, PXE images or boot disks. Deployment can start automatically after a computer reboot or manually.

    General functionality of Paragon Deployment Manager 10

    On the server side:

    • Hard Disk Manager - used to create backup copies of data, archives, manage partitions on hard drives.
    • The PXE server organizes the loading of client machines over the network. Includes DHCP and TFTP server services.
    • Infrastructure server manages the deployment of software environments on client machines and the DM10 infrastructure.
    • Deployment Console is used to configure and manually manage data deployment processes.
    • Boot Media Builder is designed to create bootable media and bootable images for the PXE server.
    • Adaptive Imaging Tools are used to create device-independent system images for further deployment on machines with different hardware configurations.

    On the client side:

    • Multicast / ConstantCast, which identifies the computer as the target for deploying data and connecting to the server.
    • Hard Disk Manager - managing partitions on hard drives, creating and restoring backups, copying data.
    • Simple Restore Wizard - restore data from backups.
    • Log Saver - save operation logs.

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