Desktop DNA r11 speeds up migrations to new machines or upgrades of old by automatically grabbing machine-specific application settings, system settings, user profiles and accounts, and locally-saved data. DNA then saves this desktop reproduction to a server, from which those settings and data can later be sent to the new or upgraded workstation.
Among its new features, Desktop DNA now lets administrators schedule one-time or recurring incremental snapshots of a specific machine's settings and data, guaranteeing that the information on the server is always up to date and ready to deploy in an upgrade or migration to a new PC. It also includes enhanced tools for remotely troubleshooting and restoring a user's information.
"Before implementing Desktop DNA, we had to disrupt our end users whenever we had to perform a desktop upgrade," said Joe Loobeek, the lead information services analyst at United Defense Industries, a company which designs and builds vehicles and artillery pieces for the U.S. Department of Defense. "With Desktop DNA r11, we can manage and migrate all unique end-user information, while executing upgrades faster and more cost effectively, minimizing disruptions to our business."
Unicenter Desktop DNA r11's price starts at $22 per node (for 100 nodes).