Swimage & SCCM 2007

Swimage leverages the strengths of SCCM 2007 by enhancing and simplifying its deployment capabilities


–      Advanced Workflow:   Swimage Encore provides an advanced workflow engine that steps the project lead or manager through the deployment process.

–      Single Management Console:   Swimage Encore has a simple web portal for all access that allows deployment technicians to manage all aspects of an OS deployment for those without access to the SCCM console.

–      Automated Image Management:   Swimage Encore has a fully automated process for defining, creating, and maintaining the binary images.

–      Image Layering:   Swimage Encore leads the industry in the imaging process.  We pioneered and perfected dynamic image layering techniques. Dynamic layering transforms the thin-image technique to allow individual role-based applications and settings to be applied per computer, fully automated.

–      Data Protection:   Swimage Encore adds sophisticated and proprietary processes for data protection, providing several layers of data protection, including:

                                                1. ) Full integration with USMT
                                                2. ) 100% protection of both known and unknown data
                                                3. ) Proprietary process for encapsulating data and imaging around it, saving significant time copying data
                                                4. ) 3-minute rollback to previous operating system regardless of drive size
                                                5. ) Support for data protection and in-place migration for full-drive encryption without decryption necessary.

–      Hardware Driver Interrogator:   Swimage Encore simplifies the driver provisioning process through our unique process in which we can extract needed drives directly off working computers in the environment.

–      Active Deployment dashboard:   Swimage Encore provides a detailed and interactive dashboard that lists every deployment activity as it occurs, real-time, regardless of how the deployment is initiated.  This interactive dashboard allows technicians to resolve issues remotely without dispatch, (even if the problem occurs in the WinPE phase).

–      Deployment Validation and Dry-run:   Swimage Encore provides a pre-deployment validation that runs through all deployment steps at defined intervals prior to the actual deployment to ensure that all necessary components are in place ahead of time.

–      Application Matching:   Swimage Encore can automatically reinstall applications based on inventory matching rules to ensure that any critical application is always reinstalled and available for the users when deployments occur.