Local or Remote OS Management
SquareOne OS Recovery Tool supports two ways of managing a fleet of Windows devices:
Local Management: Suitable for unconnected devices, the SquareOne Recovery Tool supports capturing an existing Windows image from an existing device to a standard .WIM image, reverting to a known-good image in case of corruption or boot failure, and deploying a new OS image to update a device. All these changes are performed by having someone physically present at the device.
Remote Management: Suitable for connected Windows devices, adding the SquareOne Agent to an OS image allows for management of devices remotely. In addition to all of the local management options described above, the SquareOne Companion web portal allows the status and condition of all devices to be monitored remotely and supports both Operating System and application software updates to whole fleets without requiring a visit to the devices.
In both the local and remote management cases, it is recommended that when updating the Operating System on a device, the “known-good” Windows Image or the image about to be written is stored in a hidden SquareOne Recovery Partition.
If the target system does not have sufficient disk space for this additional recovery partition (see SquareOne Recovery Tool), only Local Management can be used. In this case it will not be possible to revert to a stored known-good image, and it will be necessary to install the OS image from a USB key.