Smart imaging needs automation that wraps around the traditional static image

Quest Software

With traditional methods for systems imaging, each image captures a particular hardware and software configuration at a specific moment in time — static, unchanging, unmanageable. Even in the days when IT had to support only on-site Windows PCs, this approach had serious limitations. In today’s IT environments, which are far more diverse and complex, traditional methods for imaging are simply unworkable. A smarter approach to systems imaging is to layer atop the core image a set of unique drivers, updates, applications, configurations and user personality — turning a basic systems image into a viable user experience. This white paper explains how to get there in five easy steps.