Capture target devices in Install.Desk:

  • Detect devices via domain list
  • Detect devices via IP range
  • Detect devices via Active Directory

Simple transfer per mouse click from the respective device list.

Distribution of:

  • msi packages (these can be extensively parameterized to run standard installations or even specially customized installations)
  • Predefined setups (unattended – through “silent” parameters)
  • Snapshots (creation on reference system, then distribution of the snapshot “silent” 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:

  • Single target devices
  • Distribution groups from several target devices (to be created via drag & drop)

Parameterize installation:

  • Define packages from multiple jobs
  • Ask user for permission before installing on client
  • Inform user after completed installation
  • Specify number of retries
  • Force installation despite user’s refusal when number of retries reached
  • Automatic retries in case of problems on target device
  • Email notification in case of error

Use variable:

  • Environment variable %ProgramFiles%, %windir%, %SystemRoot% can be used in the path specification of the setup
  • Variable %IpAddress% and %HostName% allow to use the IP address and host name of the respective client in the installation command respectively

Execute installation jobs:

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

Control installation jobs:

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

Add-on module: Active Directory Manager

  • Distribution of software applications based on Active Directory groups

Add-on module: Software Kiosk

  • Web-based self-service portal for operations staff to self-select and install approved software applications

Other:

  • Integrated rights and user management (permissions can also be assigned individually per 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 (2005 and later)
  • Microsoft SQL Server (as of 2005)

Supported languages:

  • german
  • english

Integration with Asset.Desk:

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

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