EaseUS Deploy Manager : Restore System Image to Multiple Computers

Normally when we build our own computers, we first install the operating system, then we install the device driver software and this is followed by installation of the essential software like the web browsers, email clients, security software, office suites and so on. This does take almost an hour to complete, but it is alright for a single computer. But what if you have to install all of this on 50, 100 or 500 computers? Then you would not only be wasting your time installing everything manually but you will also get awfully tired doing so.

In large OEM factories, they do not install Windows or Linux on individual computers manually. But they just clone the hard drive from a successful working computer to the rest of the computers. Cloning is done only in a few minutes and is even faster on the modern solid state drives. If you have to deploy the hard drive image from one known good computer to the rest of the computers having either the same or different hardware configuration then you can use EaseUS Deploy Manager.

EaseUS Deploy Manager is system deployment software for configuring systems for new computers or servers, and for restoring PC / Server systems to the desired state or to other hardware. It supports all kinds of popular file systems like NTFS, FAT32, and the archaic FAT16 or FAT12. In addition to the internal hard drives, and SATA drives, it also supports the external eSATA drives. It can work with all levels of SCSI, IDE, and SATA RAID controllers.

EaseUS Deploy Manager works with the hard drive images created using another of the EaseUS tools called EaseUS Todo Backup. And it cannot work with the partial backups, you must create a full and un-encrypted backup of your system using Todo Backup.

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Once you have the hard drive image from the master computer (the computer that has everything working, all software installed and configured properly), you can launch the EaseUS Deploy Manager. It will auto-launch PXE server. At this stage, you should ensure that your router has DHCP enabled so that new machines can be assigned a new IP address automatically.

You can create a new task by specifying which machines it should deploy the image to (you can select all) and then choosing the disk image in addition to some other settings. For example, you can choose to deploy the image to machines having dissimilar hardware. After creating the task, simply run it and then all the machines that are configured to boot from PXE will receive the image restores on their hard drives or SSDs automatically.

When you want to stop this deployment, you can stop the task. You can, of course, create many different tasks for many different system images as you see fit. This makes deployment of system images or recovery to factory settings a breeze.

Conclusion: EaseUS Deploy Manager is a must to have tool for IT admins working for small or large organizations. It makes resetting systems back to factory settings a hassle free task and you can even deploy updates or new operating systems to hundreds of workstations in just a few minutes.

You can download EaseUS Deploy Manager from https://www.easeus.com/backup-software/deploy-manager.html.