Acronis is known for its top-notch backup and restore solutions, ready to help you return a system to a functional configuration. One of its applications is Acronis Snap Deploy, a tool dedicated mostly to the business environment, providing a fast and cost-effective way to deploy an operating disk image to multiple computers, regardless of their hardware structure.

What this application actually does is generate a disk image of a system configuration (called the 'master system') and then deploy it to other workstations in the same network. The built-in wizards are ready to guide you through each step, making every task easy to carry out.

Using the advanced technology that Acronis relies on, the software can create a facsimile of a system (where the 'Management Agent' is installed), configurations and installed programs included.

Alternatively, you can instruct it to generate a bootable disk, which can be used for installing a master image on the local or a remote machine or creating an image of the host system. The output can be saved locally or transferred to a removable drive or a network shared location. Machines can also be booted from Acronis PXE Server, provided this utility is installed.

All the machines in the network can be administered centrally with the help of the 'Management Console' (displays status, progress, identification data and configuration details), while the 'OS Deploy Server' allows you to organize deployment tasks. This latter component can initiate deployment procedures on demand (manually) or automatically, due to its scheduling capabilities. Also, the wake-on-LAN function helps you awaken any PC in the network.

Thanks to its versatile configuration options, Acronis Snap Deploy can provide business users with the perfect disk imaging tool. Its flexibility allows you to quickly return a system to its original configuration, no matter its specifications and customize workstation settings for any PC in the network.