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   HI,   I'm Flemming Varmer, and I am the guy who makes ABC-Deploy

The first code for my project ABC-Deploy was born way back in 1994, first public available version was in 2009, and a lot have happened since then.

1994 was the era of the minicomputers and mainframes.
IT managers at that time were sitting in their technology castles and looked with apprehension at the PC's that was marching in fast. We worried about the cost for maintaining such environments, with so much complexity and power at users desktops. Analysis’s predicted that the PC's would not just go away.
And therefore I decided to make ABC-Deploy, to control the chaos.

The main driver in development is always input from you.
Please write me at info@abc-deploy.com, when you have a need that is not covered, or if you find problems or things that could be better implemented.

What's new in ABC-Deploy 9.0.0
June 26th, 2021

• Option to have a webapp to support the remote workforce. VPN not needed.
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• Pie diagram showing Windows 10 Release versions.
• Better way to assign software.
• Inventory collection 150% faster when delivering to SQL.

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.5.6
February 7th, 2021

• More Diagrams showing patch status
• Automated logging of Windows installer operations
• Option to set exit codes a task will accept as success
• Screen Flickering when starting agent removed

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.5.5
November 14th, 2020

• A more elegant way of assigning software
• Remote registry opens in 64bit mode
• Filter out noninteractive users from inventory views
• Inventory collection bypasses UAC
• Fix a permission problem in localized Windows versions
• Some stability issues addressed

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.5.4
May 17th, 2020

• Bypass User Account Control - No more UAC prompts to users during installations !
• User agent restart when ABC-service restart

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.5.2
November 12th, 2019

• MS Updates dashboard with drill-down and export to excel
• Win10 Build version now in inventory datagridviews
• Agent now sync ABC-Inventory.exe from deploy share to local system for ABC-Update to use when reporting
• Default MS update scan interval now every fifth day
• WOL - send tree TCP packages to port 0,7,9 as broadcasts and as subnet directed broadcasts
• Better ipv4 data for inventory and WOL
• Bugfix - Search in systems datagridview Next/Prev
• Bugfix - Delete user, no longer create shadow system

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.5.1
August 4th, 2019

• GUI enhancements
• WAN optimizations
• Rewritten agent, faster and with smaller footprint at clients
• Graphics showing freespace over time

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.3.1
April 9th, 2018

• Remote features also supported when clients are with only .NET V2
• Remote Registry now start service at target if needed

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.3.0
January 27th, 2018

• Faster load
• Remote processes changed, stop using WMI, now more robust
• Inventory collect roles and features
• Check for new version

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.2.5
October 23th, 2017

• Assign SW to multiple PC's
• Redeploy SW to multiple PC's
• Start live log after agent restart
• Asynchronous firing off remote processes • Fix Crash when user assign in inventory views
• Inventory, SW installed in user profiles (Typically Spotify, DropBox, Skype and others)
• Inventory, Windows OEM Product Key collected
• Inventory, List IP enabled NIC’s first
• Inventory, Network speed and Duplex
• Inventory, Show users managers

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.2.3
August 3rd, 2016

• User device affinity. See who uses the computers and when
• Computers, Task and Usernames are now active links
• Online/Offline status in computer view
• More data collected
        o Computer and AD Descriptions
        o Computer role in the domain
        o AD Group data. Group type, owner, description and more
        o Forest and Domain data. Forest/Domain mode, FSMO owners and more

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.2
March 6th, 2016

• Inventory information shown when selecting Computer/User/Group
• Inventory now keep historic SW data
• Fix XP Deployment problem

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.1
December 6th, 2015

• Faster Agent performance
• Faster Inventory scanning
• Inventory Scan Profiles
• Fix sorting problem with tasks
• Blacklist a PC now also count for users logging on

What's new in ABC-Deploy 8.0
September 2nd, 2015

• New GUI
• New inventory reports
• Assign tasks to many computers in one operation
• Windows 10 optimizations
• Performance enhancements

What's new in ABC-Deploy 7.3
September 22th, 2014

• All inventory information are now in the MS SQL database
• Reports from WSUS / MS Update history and Status
• Reports with Tasks history and status
• Copy to Excel from all inventory views
• Column order in inventory views are remembered
• Processes kicked off by agent are now native 64 bit (If 64 bit OS)
• Adapter RAM for video controllers now in MBytes

What's new in ABC-Deploy 7.0
January 20th, 2014

• Searchable inventory views
• See which systems has what software installed
• Auto update Inventory after deploys
• Register purchases, costcenters and waranty periods

What's new in ABC-Deploy 6.4
May 11th, 2013

• Remote Uninstall
• Remote Command
• Push Inventory scan
• GUI performance scaled for 1000+

What's new in ABC-Deploy 6.2
December 12th, 2013

• Software inventory
• Better presentation of Hardware inventory

What's new in ABC-Deploy 6.1
May 23th, 2012

• Ultra VNC integration
• Remote tools for client management
• Introducing the package library - download preconfigured tasks
• Deploy Software to AD groups and organizational units
• Status reporting by e-mail
• Tight control of appearance to end user
• Realtime log view

What's new in ABC-Deploy 5.6
May 13th, 2011

• Windows AD integration enhanced to support Multi-Domain forests
• Console performance enhancements
• Fast agent push installations, and better error messages

What's new in ABC-Deploy 5.5
February 8th, 2011

• Hardware inventory
• Real time log view
• More ways to  redeploy a task or part of a task

What's new in ABC-Deploy 5.1
May 31st, 2010

• GUI reworked
• Integrates smoothly into any Windows powered infrastructure
• Proof of concept to manage distributed networks using DFS

What's new in ABC-Deploy 5.0
November 10th, 2009

• The first public available version