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How to Deploy System to Multiple Computers

EaseUS Deploy Manager provides effective system deployment solution. Perfect solution for setting up systems to new PCs and Servers, returning PC and Server systems to desired state, and fully support system deployment to different hardware.

Updated on 2018-10-29

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EaseUS Deploy Manager 2.0

Introduction

EaseUS Deploy Manager provides effective system deployment solution. Perfect solution for setting up systems to new PCs and Servers, returning PC and Server systems to desired state, and fully support system deployment to different hardware. It could deploy system to multiple computers at same time without installing on each computer.


How to deploy system to multiple computers

Step 1: You need to do following preparatory works:

1. There should be a Microsoft DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server on your network.
2. You need to create a full system backup images which EaseUS Todo Backup generated without encryption can be deployed (The image should be stored on a network place where you can access from the master machine).
3. Ensure all the computers which you want to deploy System to are under same LAN.
4. Install EaseUS Deploy Manager.
5. Click the “Enable PXE server” to enable PXE.

Step 2: Add computers

If you want to deploy different backup images to different computers, we suggest you create machine groups then set different backup image for each group. By default, there is a group All machines. You can add your own group for machine management by clicking Create group.

Create group for deploying different backup images

EaseUS Deploy Manager identifies machine by its MAC address. To Add machines, there are two methods:

By Mac Address - Input the Machine’s MAC address, Alias name, and choose the Group to add a single machine.

Add computer by mac address

From file – Import a machine list file to add multiple machines. The file should be a TXT file and items should be as the follow Pic. Separate Mac address and Alias with Space or Tab.

Add multiple machines from a machine list file

Step 3: Create a task for deployment

To create a task for deployment, click Create in the Deployment page.

Create a task for deployment

The machines listed below - Select specified machine to execute this task. You can select the machines from the Machine list you have added before, or add new machine by its Mac address.

Select specified machine to execute this task

Specify the image file which needs to be deployed. Only Network Path can be set as the source for image deployment. So you need configure the Username and Password to access the Network Share, NAS or some other device.

When deploy to multiple machines, they may have different hardware configuration. The software will try to search for the available drivers and install them into the deployed system to make a bootable Windows system. You need to specify the drivers’ storage directory here before deployment. 

Fill in the details in Create deploy task wizard

Note:

The image file must be a full Disk/partition/system backup image which is created by EaseUS Todo Backup. And encrypted backup image cannot be used for deployment. 
Driver files should be an .inf file and a .sys file in most case. When deploy Windows Vista or previous OS, you may need to prepare crucial for recovery such as SATA controller driver, or system may not boot after recovery.  


Step 4: Deploy to destination computers

Select the created task then click the Run to deploy.

Run and deploy task to destination computers

Confirm there is an available DHCP server in your Local Network. If all the settings are correct, once the machine you specified when created the task boot from network, it will enter into EaseUS Deploy Manager recovery environment and run the recovery automatically.
Confirm there is an available DHCP server in your Local Network
EaseUS Deploy Manager will show the recovery progress of the clients. If part of machines failed to execute the recovery, it will do the job automatically when next boot. You can also select Run failure to only execute the task on those machines.

Check the status of deploying task and ensure all task is finished

After it finish the deploying, you could use the system on destination computer directly.