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How to Deploy System to Multiple Computers in a Batch

EaseUS Deploy Manager is safe, quick and effective system deployment tool to provide multiple machines system installation in one time. This article will show you the step-by-step instructions.

Updated on 2021-02-22

This article applies to:
EaseUS Deploy Manager


This article provides you 2 solutions to deploy a system backup to multiple computers, based on whether the type of the hard drive is MBR or GPT. Please note that the system backup deployed in these 2 solutions can only be the one created in EaseUS Todo Backup. Click HERE to learn how to create a system backup in EaseUS Todo Backup.
 
Case 1: The type of the hard disk is MBR
For MBR hard disk, EaseUS Deploy Manager helps you to deploy and configure Windows systems to multiple PCs or servers, simplifying IT administration routine and improving the efficiency for your work. 

Before starting a deployment, please do as follows:

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

Procedures for System Deployment

On the Main Windows
Run the product in the main window. It contains the main features in the left pane and the operations are displayed in the right pane.
 
Create Machine Group
The product manages PCs or Servers with a machine group. By default, there is a group for All machines. You can add your own group for machine management by clicking Create group.

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

Select add machines icon to choose from file option. And then import a machine list file to add multiple machines. Normally, it is a text. File and a item can be added to a note pad with machines’ MAC address and Alias name included.


2. By MAC address

Select add machines icon to choose by MAC address option. Then input the Machine’s MAC address, Alias name, and choose the Group to add a single machine.

Create a Deployment Task
1.Click create in deployment page and it will pops a window to inform you to create a name for this task. Then select specified machine in three options as the pictures below to get a specific option for this deployment task.
 
2.Choose a image file that you need from the network path to deploy it and configure the Username and Password to access this Network Share, NAS or some other devices. When deploying to multiple machines, as they may have different hardware configurations, the product 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. 

Deploy to Destination Computers
Select the created task then click run to start deploying system. EaseUS Deploy Manager will show the recovery progress of the PC. If part of machines failed to execute the recovery, it will do the job automatically in the next boot. You can also select Run failure to only execute the task on those machines.

Case 2: The type of the hard disk is GPT
EaseUS Deploy Manager currently does not work with GPT drives. If the type of your drives is GPT, the PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) option in EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise can the target computers from the network card to do a system deployment. It is extremely helpful for bare metal recovery or network deployment.
 
Steps For System Deployment

1. Please enable PXE option in EaseUS Todo Backup.
 
2. Please ensure that the network card supports PXE boot. Then access computer BIOS to change boot order to network boot.

Note: Make sure there is a working DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) in your network, so that the booting computers can automatically get IP addresses and boot into EaseUS Todo Backup PXE environment.

3. Under the WinPE environment, please select system transfer option and click Browse to locate the system backup image file in the Browse to Recover window.
 
4. After finishes the recovery, you can restart your target computers.
Need Expert Assistance?

If you need more professional assistance, EaseUS 1 on 1 Remote Assistance Service provides to schedule a remote desktop session with dedicated support engineer to help you take care of the cases such as Operating System MigrationBackup Task CustomizationWindows Boot Error FixingData Recovery and more. Click HERE to learn more about this service. 

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