Install Desk

Capture target devices in Install.Desk:

  • Discover devices via domain list
  • Discover devices by IP range
  • Discover devices via Active Directory

Simple transfer with a mouse click from the respective device list.

Distribution of:

  • msi packages (These can be parameterized extensively to run standard installations or specially adapted installations)
  • Default setups (unattended - by "silent" parameters)
  • Snapshots (creation on the reference system, then distribution of the snapshot "silently" on the target systems)
  • Batch files and Windows commands
  • Entries, changes and deletions in the registry (registry keys)

Installation from a local directory or from a network path (share).

Distribution to:

  • Individual target devices
  • Distribution groups from several target devices (created by drag & drop)

Parameterize the installation:

  • Define packages from multiple jobs
  • Ask user permission before installing on client
  • Notify users after installation is complete
  • Specification of the retries
  • Force installation despite user refusal when the number of retries is reached
  • Automatic retries in case of problems on the target device
  • E-mail notification in case of error

Use variable:

  • Environment variables %ProgramFiles%, %windir%, %SystemRoot% can be used in the setup path specification
  • Variables %IpAddress% and %HostName% enable the use of the IP address or the host name of the respective client in the installation command

Run installation jobs:

  • Immediately after execution
  • at the next reboot
  • at a specified time in the future

Control installation orders:

  • Control station with traffic light function for installation success per target device
  • Detailed log (history) of all installation processes on the client
  • Log can be exported in various formats (e.g. xls)

Additional module: Active Directory manager

  • Distribution of software applications based on Active Directory groups

Additional module: Software Kiosk

  • Web-based self-service portal for employees in the company to independently select and install approved software applications


  • Integrated rights and user management (permissions can also be assigned individually for each package and job)

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012/R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
  • Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
    Each (32 and 64 bit)

Technical basis:

  • State-of-the-art Microsoft .NET technology

Supported database systems:

  • Microsoft SQL Server Express (from 2005)
  • Microsoft SQL Server (from 2005)

Supported languages:

  • German
  • English

integration with Asset.Desk:

  • Generation of distribution groups in Install.Desk directly from filtered inventory reports Asset.Desk (e.g. "Installed Software" report in Asset.Desk filter according to the question: "On which computers is a certain software not yet installed?" The distribution group in Install.Desk is then automatically generated from the result.)
  • Takeover of users from Asset.Desk after Install.Desk

Additional module: OS Packager

  • Creation of operating system packages including answer file for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Additional module: vulnerability management

  • Helps identify critical device vulnerabilities, schedule automated jobs, and remediate risks with CVSS and CVE certified recommended actions

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