Installing Software and Updates

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Face the challenge of keeping your software and operating systems up to date. With new software and OS versions being released frequently to patch security vulnerabilities, it is crucial to manage your updates and ensure that the IT environment you deploy is always up to date.

Challenge

Installing software can be a cumbersome process. The same applies to Operating Systems. Many software solutions require regular updates, but you don't want your users to be able to install anything themselves. This requires from system administrators to update software on hundreds, sometimes even thousands of computers. A first challenge is knowing exactly which software is installed on which computer. A second step is to automate the installation process. When outdated software or operating systems pose a security risk, good update management is even more pressing.

Solution

By using one of the Lansweeper scanning methods for Windows, you can discover assets in your network and also automatically scan installed software and their version. You can use IP range, Active Directory or workgroup scanning to get a complete overview of all software installations and versions in your network.

Analyze and deploy your IT environment

Use the built-in reports, in combination with the dashboards to create an overview of what is present in your network. You can even create fully customized reports which display just the information you need: a list of Google Chrome installations and their versions, an overview of all assets without the latest OS update, all assets with your preferred anti-virus software installed on it and much more. Create the perfect report for any situation.

Take actions based on your data

Use the built-in reports, dashboards and your own customized reports to take action where needed. With the Lansweeper deployment module, you can create deployment packages that install, remove or update software, perform command line or registry changes and even run custom scripts.

Deploy packages any way you want. Customize your deployments to control how, when and on which machines your custom deployment packages are executed. Deploy your packages using different security contexts to either do a silent deployment or user specific changes. Execute your packages based on schedules. Additionally, use options like deploying after a scan and Wake-On-Lan allow you to deploy your packages whenever you want. Use your custom reports to create a selection of assets to deploy a package on.

Combining all the customization options allows you to control your network in the most efficient way possible. As an example, you can schedule your deployments based on custom reports. Automatically update your environment as assets appear in the report.

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