DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS | July 13, 2016
With Setup Commander, software supplier ROVABU Software offers desktop administrators an advanced solution for the configuration and deployment preparation of Windows applications. This solution shortens the necessary configuration time for deployment significantly, supporting all major deployment solutions. ‘Setup Commander Quest KACE Edition’ is a 90 day full featured version which is now available to all Quest KACE customers worldwide at no cost.
Desktop administrators spend a lot of time configuring switches and settings in order to make the deployment of Windows applications on their Windows desktops as efficient and fast as possible. Some of these parameters are available in the software knowledge base at ITNinja.com, formerly AppDeploy.com. Setup Commander goes even further to assist in creating a “Managed Installation” for Quest KACE, using Configuration Wizards which are offered ‘as a service’ along with a built-in ‘Setup Store’ containing many of the most popular setups from all major vendors.
Typically desktop administrators may spend hours per application figuring out all the correct settings and switches before preparing the application for deployment in their deployment solution. ‘Setup Commander Quest KACE Edition’ prepares ‘Managed Installations’ for the Quest KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance in only a few minutes. Using both the ‘Configuration Wizards’ and the ‘Setup Store’ brings in speed, consistency and efficiency. ROVABU Software Owner and Managing Director Roel van Bueren: “Everyone using this solution will have a guaranteed uniform preparation of Windows applications for deployment with the K1000 Systems Management Appliance.”
Configuration Wizards ‘as a service’
Setup Commander includes an ‘as a service’ architecture for its Configuration Wizards for MSI setups, maintained and updated daily. Every MSI can be selected for configuration and preparation. For every MSI a Configuration Wizard is available or will be generated automatically, partly using the ITNinja database and deployment ‘best practices’ as a reference.
Setup Commander’s Setup Store has more than 2000 links to setups for ‘most common’ software. Its database is kept up to date with the latest versions and releases of setups which are suitable for enterprise deployment. Entries include software from vendors like Adobe, Apple, Citrix, Quest, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Oracle, RES Software, VMware and many others. Partners and customers have the ability to submit suggestions for new entries using a ‘Request Setup’ feature. The Setup Store is integrated with the ‘Configuration Wizards’ and a built-in ‘Repackaging Wizard’ to directly configure, and virtualize or repackage downloaded setups. Supported repackaging tools include Turbo Studio, Microsoft App-V, RayPack, VMware ThinApp and Flexera AdminStudio Repackager.
Van Bueren about this new collaboration with Quest KACE: “It is great that we, as a Dutch company, have been collaborating for years with a site like ITNinja.com, which is the largest information website in the world for package and deployment specialists and also an important resource for Quest KACE customers. Bob Kelly gave us any support needed when we started our Setup Commander journey more than four years ago. Now with Quest supporting Quest’s KACE customers with the ‘Quest KACE Edition’ we’ve started a new chapter in our collaboration”.
Bob Kelly, founder of ITNinja and Director, Product Management, Endpoint Systems Management at Quest: “This is a great solution to a problem regularly identified as among the most challenging of tasks. Each application to deploy is like a puzzle to be solved and Setup Commander is like a cheat application that provides the solution to these puzzles. Not only are Quest KACE customers getting a free 90-day subscription now, but ROVABU has gone the extra mile and added specialized support for the K1000 that I think our customers will really appreciate.”
John Verbosky, Technical Training Development Advisor at KACE, “I was impressed with how easy it was to configure an application for deployment for the K1000. Setup Commander solves the biggest pain point, providing installation options and commands, and makes software distribution a simple matter of point and click.”