Hello, friends! We’ve prepared a sizable update for Total Software Deployment. In this new version, you will find a number of changes aimed primarily at improving usability. As always, let us first look at the full list of changes before delving into details:
- BIG FEATURENew Assistant for searching for software and computers to use in deployment.
- BIG FEATUREImproved user interface.
- NewProgress indicator when loading a storage.
- NewSearch in program settings.
- ImprovedNetwork storage will load faster in certain scenarios.
- ImprovedSimplified desktop log: now completely separate and independent from the deployment log.
- ImprovedSignificantly improved load times for deployment lists.
- FixedError detecting Windows 8.1, 10 and Server 2012 R2 in Software editor’s information panel for Macro and Sysshot.
- FixedVisual artifacts on Windows Server.
- FixedErrors in deployment log messages when adding computers to the Deployment targets list.
- FixedInactive window scrolling in Windows 10.
The more flexible, thought-out and convenient Assistant comes in place of the Software update helpers. This tool combines the functionality of both helpers and, what’s most important, is easier to use. The Assistant allows you to quickly look up which software is already installed and on which computers, as well as to determine if any versions are outdated. Furthermore, search logic has been revised and its stability improved.
Let’s review both modes.
1. Find computers for deployment.
Let’s suppose that you need to find out whether particular software is installed on network computers (or whether it’s up-to-date). It’s very simple to do: just drag any software from the software storage to the software deployment list, and the results will appear below.
Using this mode, you can search for software on all computers in the network storage. You’ll see a list of computers where the software of interest is installed, and you’ll be able to verify if it’s the same version as the one in your storage. Software search strings can be quickly changed right from the list. A few handy buttons will help you add computers where the software is missing or out of date to the list of deployment targets.
2. Find software for deployment.
This is when you need to find software only on those computers that are of interest to you. In contrast to the other, this mode allows you to search for all software in the software storage. Add one or a number of computers to the list of deployment targets, and bingo: TSD will present you with a full list of programs installed on each computer and highlight the ones that can be installed or updated straight from the software storage.
Please note that in order for the Assistant to work properly, the passport for each program has to be filled out in the software editor.
As you may have already noticed, the software interface has been updated. This facelift is aimed at making the program more accessible and user-friendly. The process of loading a storage will now be accompanied by animation. We’ve also changed the position and appearance of several buttons and panels.
A few changes affected the method of logging. Now, more events are written into the Deployment log, and in more detail, thereby allowing you a better insight into the process.
Finally, we’ve significantly improved program stability and storage load speeds.
The new version of Total Software Deployment can as always be accessed by Checking for Updates from TSD’s Help menu, or simply click here. We’re looking forward to your feedback!
P.S. An update for Total Network Inventory is coming soon as well. Don’t miss it!
Greetings! We’re releasing the first major update for Total Software Deployment! Gradually, we’re improving our software and making your wishes a reality. The key feature introduced in today’s update is the ability to deploy Microsoft Office products. But first things first. Let’s have a look at the full list of changes:
- BIG FEATUREFor Silent deployment of Microsoft Office 2013/2016: support for Office installers that use the Click-to-Run technology.
- NewFor the Silent method: the option to set the installer timeout to kill the process during the deployment or test run if incorrect parameters were specified.
- NewFor the Macro method: fixed installer timeout for killing the process after the playback of all recorded actions.
- FixedErrors in deployment log entries and in the deployment history in various scenarios.
- Some other fixes and improvements.
Now Total Software Deployment can silently deploy recent versions of Microsoft Office that use the Click-to-Run technology. This technology — an alternative to the traditional method of installation/update using MSI files — is used by Microsoft since Office 2013. To deploy a package using the Click-to-Run technology, you’ll need to add the Click-to-Run setup.exe to the Software storage and attach the Office distribution folder after ticking the multi-file option. After, simply follow the instructions on the information panel.
We’re looking forward to your feedback. Thanks to you, TSD can become better and better!
Great news! TNM 2 release is still fresh, but we’ve already got another treat for you. And this time it’s not just a new version, but a proper release of a brand new tool for remote software deployment in local networks: Total Software Deployment!
What can Total Software Deployment do?
To start, TSD offers a simple and intuitive network scanner, borrowed from well-proven Total Network Inventory. It allows to quickly scan all MS Windows computers in the network to be able to start deploying to them. TNI users don’t have to bother with scanning and may simply use their TNI Network storage with TSD.
Add any installer to TSD – it will be automatically stored in the Software storage. Then create a deployment scenario and select the computers to deploy to. All that remains is to press Start deployment. Created scenarios are also saved in the Software storage for future use.
The program can create deployment scenarios for any kind of installer, be it MSI or EXE from a third-party developer.
Versatility is what sets Total Software Deployment apart from other similar products! TSD offers three deployment methods, which can be used for creating deployment scenarios in different situations:
To ensure correct operation of the newly created scenario, you’ll be able to test it locally before deploying to selected computers.
You’ll ask: “How do I know which version is this or that program on a remote computer and does it require an update?”
Total Software Deployment will help you keep your software up to date by automatically scanning your network computers and building a software inventory report. You’ll see which programs are installed on each computer, discovering outdated installations at a glance.
And most importantly: remote deployment does not distract remote users from their work!
By purchasing Total Software Deployment you’re getting a lifetime license and free technical support. All types of licenses are already available from our store.
Receive Total Software Deployment free of charge
During a successful beta test, discovered faults were fixed, and task lists were filled with new ideas for future implementation. As promised, all users who actively participated in beta testing by submitting bug reports or feature suggestions, will receive a free license for 25 computers. We’ll send out the free licenses next week. If you actively participated in the beta testing program, but haven’t received your license within a week, please drop us an email.
And don’t forget about the Send Feedback button. Your feedbacks and bug reports made this release possible. Please continue sending them in, so that TSD becomes even better!