OnDemand Software Continues to Provide the Only FREE MSI Repackager

BONITA SPRINGS, FL, April 25, 2003 - ( OnDemand Software, Inc., the pioneers and creators of WinINSTALL, the leading software distribution

product for over ten years has released the new version of WinINSTALL LE; the most widely distributed and used MSI repackager in the world. WinINSTALL LE became the first MSI repackager for the Windows 2000 introduction of MSI and the Windows Installer version 1.0 when it shipped on the Windows 2000 Advanced Server CD. Through the years WinINSTALL LE has helped thousands of IT administrators around the world learn how to package applications for deployment to desktops in the new MSI file format.

Microsoft has decided to not include a MSI packager with the release of Server 2003 but from positive feedback from administrators and the technology industry OnDemand Software has decided to continue the continuity of providing a FREE standard edition MSI repackager for administrators to use in order to leverage the file format and its deployment capabilities.

“WinINSTALL has been the leader in the software distribution arena for many years,” says Jack Palmer, OnDemand president and CEO. “Continuing to provide WinINSTALL LE as a free administrator tool for MSI makes sure that there is no functionality taken away from administrators as they begin to migrate from Windows 2000 to Server 2003,” adds Palmer.

"Microsoft's inclusion of WinINSTALL LE with Windows 2000 and XP provided a terrific no-cost way to move to their then-new .MSI format. So it's a shame that Windows Server 2003 won't include any free MSI packagers on its CD. What a relief, then, to hear that OnDemand Software, WinINSTALL's new home, will offer the latest WinINSTALL LE as a free download!” says Mark Minasi, best-selling author, sought after technology columnist and a Microsoft Windows Server expert.

WinINSTALL LE 2003 is immediately available as a free download at This MSI repackager has all the functionality of any standard edition MSI repackager found on the market. It is a perfect stepping stone to the full WinINSTALL software distribution product family. In addition to the free standard edition MSI repackager WinINSTALL offers a Professional Edition MSI Packager as well as the well-known WinINSTALL product that addresses the most complete software distribution system available without the requirement for hardware platforms and expensive entry points.

WinINSTALL LE 2003 provides support for the most current MSI schema, 2.0. It allows package compression and supports Windows 2000 and Server 2003. For administrators that require additional support for merge files, MSM, patches, MSP, and transforms, MST as well as a myriad of additional capabilities found in the WinINSTALL editing console OnDemand provides two other product sets that address both enhanced MSI packaging as well as a complete software distribution and desktop availability solution.

WinINSTALL LE 2003 is the prelude to the new WinINSTALL version 8.0 that will be released soon that will not only provide new features such as hardware and software inventory but also address other MSI packaging capabilities such as conflict assessment, MSI validation and correction as well as reliable multi-cast replication. “We are very focused on where we are headed with WinINSTALL,” says Jack Palmer. “Eliminating the need to visit desktops to resolve software problems is the business problem that our customers want us to address.” “We believe that WinINSTALL is about to move software distribution to a new pinnacle in helping IT administrators proactively manage desktop environments,” Palmer adds. “Managing desktops shouldn’t be about managing a toolset but should be about truly lowering the cost of managing the desktops in the environment”.

“WinINSTALL LE 2003 was built by administrators for administrators” says Paul Pieske, OnDemand Vice-President of Marketing and New Business Development. “Competitive standard edition MSI repackagers sell for as much as one-thousand dollars not including support. OnDemand Software is providing this value for Systems Administrator’s for FREE in a down economy”, Pieske adds.

About the WinINSTALL™ Product Family

WinINSTALL, winner of 17 industry awards, is used by over 10,000 companies worldwide and currently supports millions of corporate desktops. A light version of WinINSTALL was selected by Microsoft as the re-packager for Windows 2000 and has been integrated with many of the leading network management platforms such as Microsoft SMS, CA Unicenter, and IBM Tivoli. It is one of the only client change management products that looks at software distribution from not just a packager and installation deployment concept, but from the management of how to build software installation packages and patches, how to install them and how to manage the success or failure of those installations once the change has taken place at the desktop. All of these functions take place from a single console, something not found in any other product today.

More information on the WinINSTALL product family and OnDemand Software, Inc. can be found

at or by calling 866/495-0541.

Resellers may receive information on reseller programs and pricing by calling 866/495-0541 or e-mail

About OnDemand Software, Inc.

OnDemand is a pioneer and a leading provider of software distribution solutions, for small, medium and enterprise IT environments. OnDemand’s WinINSTALL product family, winner of 17 industry awards, is used to institute and maintain desktop standards, automating the installation of operating systems, content and application load sets to networked and remote PCs. OnDemand customers – small, medium and enterprise IT environments – report a substantial return on investment (ROI) and a reduction in the total Cost of Ownership (TCO). OnDemand is committed to continuing the WinINSTALL product family’s leadership role in the software distribution and change management market. Over 10,000 companies worldwide, supporting millions of desktops use the WinINSTALL product. For more information on OnDemand, please see or call Paul Pieske at 866/495-0541.

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NetSupport Launches NetSupport School Version 7.0 Computer Lab Software

Alpharetta, GA—April 10, 2003 - NetSupport, Inc. announces the release of NetSupport School (NSS) v7.0 classroom management software. NetSupport School combines market-leading instruction capabilities with all new testing/polling modules and application/Internet monitoring functionality.

NetSupport School offers a wealth of advanced features including:

Testing Modules

A powerful test designer allows instructors to create customized tests including text, picture, audio and video questions and automatically distribute them to selected students. Once testing is complete, results are generated instantly.

Remote Control & Monitoring

Watch, share or control the screen, keyboard and mouse of any student workstation regardless of its color depth, resolution, network protocol or operating system. Use the multiple scan function to cycle through the class, displaying up to 16 student PCs simultaneously.

Instant Surveys

Find out whether students have understood the class by conducting an instant survey with the results to a Yes/No question being displayed in real-time on the Tutor screen.

Application Management Suite

Control and restrict application usage. Identify both active and minimized applications on the systems, displaying the actual application icon next to each student name. Drag and drop applications into either an “Approved” or “Restricted” list.

Web Management Suite

Identify active and background URLs running on student PCs. Drag and drop

URLs into “Approved” or “Restricted” lists and control student usage to:

“Any Website”, “Only approved sites”, “Any sites except those restricted” or “No Internet access”.

Screen Capture

Capture a studentÂ’s current screen content and save the contents to a file. Details for the machine name, currently logged on user, and date & time stamp are also recorded.

Show The Tutor Screen

Display the Tutor screen on the studentsÂ’ screens using your existing LAN to provide real-time computer training without the need for video splitters or any additional hardware.

About NetSupport School

NetSupport School is a complete computer lab software solution that allows teachers and corporate trainers to demonstrate, monitor and interact with their students simply and effortlessly. A 25 user classroom pack is priced at $999.00.

About NetSupport, Inc.

NetSupportÂ’s range of award-winning PC management products include NetSupport Manager, NetSupport School and NetSupport TCO. NetSupportÂ’s products feature desktop management, remote access, computer lab monitoring, instruction and additional functions that enable teaching, training, help desk, telecommuting and remote IT management of PC Networks. For more information, call 1-888-665-0808 or visit for a free 30 day trial.

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New Boundary Technologies Announces Prism Pack


SMS Integration, full Windows Installer support,

and innovative packaging features provide new software

distribution arsenal for the administrator

New Boundary Technologies™, Inc. (formerly Lanovation), maker of innovative software solutions that enable organizations to quickly benefit from emerging complex technologies, today announced Prism Pack™ 5.0, a comprehensive software distribution tool designed to reliably package any software or patch for timely distribution to any Windows-based computer.

With Prism Pack 5.0, system administrators easily and reliably maintain the latest software on all computers. Complex distribution tasks are made simple through powerful, smart Prism packages. Designed for the network administrator, Prism Pack is easy to learn. Administrators are often distributing packages within hours of initial evaluation with near 100% reliability. Prism Pack is robust, award-winning, fifth-generation software distribution technology and the most comprehensive software distribution tool on the market. New features in Prism Pack include SMS integration, complete Windows Installer support, Installation Rules, and configuration-based scripting.

“Our software solutions bring automation to complex distribution tasks to alleviate hours of complicated scripting,” said Kim Pearson, New Boundary Technologies’ President and CEO. “Administrators consistently upgrade the packaging software found in their management suite to Prism Pack for dramatic improvements in reliability and ease of software distribution,” he said. “No other software distribution tool on the market provides the power and reliability of Prism Pack,” he continued.

Some key features and benefits of Prism Pack 5.0 include:

· Achieve seamless integration with Microsoft SMS. Replace the SMS Installer with Prism Pack to achieve superior installation results. Prism Pack integrates completely with SMS, including options for easily importing information about Prism Packages into SMS and for reporting installation results directly to SMS status reporting.

· Receive full Windows Installer support. Prism Pack can create .MSI installations for legacy applications. Through a partnership with InstallShield®, Prism Pack also includes the InstallShield Developer™ and Tuner™ products. Administrators can now create and edit Microsoft Installer (MSI) files and Microsoft Transform (MST) files. Prism Pack can package, edit and customize any type of file format, making it the most comprehensive software distribution tool on the market.

· Safeguard your installations. Installation Rules give administrators total control, including the power to prevent unwanted installations. Administrators can safeguard and control on which computers a package installs, without writing complicated scripts. Administrators can also define which operating system must be present, the amount of available disk space required, and more.

· Automate the most complicated tasks in complex environments.

The powerful Prism Pack scripting language provides direct, instant access to the hardware, software and network configurations of target computers. This feature gives administrators complete control over even the most difficult tasks.

About Prism Pack

Prism Pack packages any software for deployment to any desktop or laptop anywhere in the world. Prism Pack revolutionizes software distribution by making it easy, fast and above all else, reliable. The simple interface puts complex scripting tools to shame; distribution packages created with Prism Pack are used with the leading management suites to increase the speed and reliability of installations.

Prism Pack 5.0 Pricing and Availability (US)

New Boundary Technologies offers corporate site licenses for Prism Pack. For smaller networks, Prism Pack pricing starts at $2750 for 100 seats, including all product upgrades and support for a period of one year from date of purchase. Product evaluations can be ordered direct from New Boundary Technologies by calling (612) 379-3805 or at Prism Pack is also available worldwide through a network of international authorized resellers and distributors. A list of distributors can be found at

About New Boundary Technologies

Founded in 1985, New Boundary Technologies™, Inc. (formerly Lanovation) creates innovative software solutions that enable organizations to quickly benefit from emerging complex technologies. The company’s Prism technology, winner of eleven industry awards, remotely installs, updates and repairs software on Windows computers. The company’s Radiem® technology monitors and controls remote equipment via the Internet. Located in Minneapolis, MN, New Boundary Technologies’ products are sold worldwide direct and through key distribution partnerships. For more information, please visit our Web site at or call (800) 747-4487.

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InstallShield Integrates with IBM Tivoli for Seamless Software Packaging and Deployment

IT Managers Can Now Easily Distribute Quality MSI Packages

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 9, 2003 – InstallShield® Software Corporation, the acknowledged leader in software installation, packaging, and deployment solutions, and IBM today announced a partnership to provide Systems Administrators with a complete solution for repackaging and deploying applications in the enterprise, via tight integration between InstallShield AdminStudio® 5 and Tivoli Configuration Manager.

Increasingly more enterprises are migrating legacy applications to take advantage of the many benefits of MicrosoftÂ’s Windows Installer (MSI) Service. But in order to save time and prevent desktop failures, systems administrators and desktop management teams need a reliable, easy-to-use solution for repackaging and deploying their applications. The integration of AdminStudio 5 with Tivoli provides a complete solution that handles every aspect of preparing software for corporate deployment including: repackaging, testing, conflict solving, transforming, updating, and distribution.

“Tivoli Configuration Manager is a key solution for enterprises that need to achieve rapid, centralized application deployment,” said Viresh Bhatia, CEO of InstallShield. “AdminStudio’s new integration with Tivoli allows systems administrators to modify, test and analyze their packages before deployment, enabling them to ensure their packages will work properly and avoid catastrophic failures on end user desktops.”

The integration gives Tivoli customers the ability to package, customize, manipulate, test and build quality MSI installations. When packages are ready for distribution, customers simply open the AdminStudio Distribution Wizard and specify the Software Package Definition (SPD) parameters that are employed to create the SPD file in a network location along with the MSI package and the associated files. The software package is then ready for distribution with Tivoli.

"This integrated solution reduces the cost of IT by greatly simplifying the deployment of application software,” said Bob Madey, vice president, Tivoli Software, IBM. “AdminStudio’s quality package creation coupled with Tivoli’s distribution process provides a powerful solution to customers desiring Windows-specific packaging and distribution solutions."

Integration Benefits

Bridges the gap between MSI applications packaged with AdminStudio and deployed with Tivoli.

Saves time by eliminating the manual step of populating Configuration Manager with the packaged application.

Provides Tivoli customers with a Windows-centric packaging solution that directly integrates with the deployment process.

About Tivoli Configuration Manager

IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager can help enterprises gain total control over their software and hardware. Its software distribution module provides the ability to rapidly and efficiently deploy complex mission-critical applications to multiple locations from a central point. After systems have been deployed, the inventory module lets organizations automatically scan for and collect hardware and software configuration information from computer systems across your enterprise.

About AdminStudio

AdminStudio is the most complete and reliable enterprise software package lifecycle management solution, enabling systems administrators and desktop management teams to successfully migrate to Windows Installer and manage the entire lifecycle of every enterprise application. AdminStudio combines the flexibility of a Web-based portal for data and workflow management with a suite of powerful repackaging, customization, and conflict-solving tools to produce a complete, end-to-end application management solution based on industry best practices. With AdminStudio, enterprises can easily prepare any application for seamless deployment into every business unit in the network and reduce the total cost of ownership of every desktop in the organization.

About InstallShield Software Corp.

InstallShield Software Corp. is the acknowledged leader in software installation, packaging and deployment solutions for independent software vendors and IT systems administrators. InstallShield technology powers deployment for the top 100 independent software vendors and is used by more than 200,000 corporate and commercial software developers and systems administrators worldwide. InstallShield is headquartered near Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill., with European headquarters in Bristol, England. For more information, visit

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Midwest Reseller Ummel Group International

Press Release

For Immediate Distribution

HOLTON, KS., - April. 8, 2003 - Insystek, Inc. , today announced Ummel Group International has joined Insystek's Authorized Reseller Program as a Premier member. Ummel Group International is working directly with Insystek, a provider of enterprise systems management, to extend the availability of the NSMC Product Family to customers in Midwest region allowing them to to monitor systems, applications for performance and availability, in addition to System Inventory and Software Distribution. Insystek's NSMC products provide companies to manage their entire windows enterprise from a central console.

About Ummel Group International

UmmelGroup understands the challenges facing IT organizations today. They partner with you to identify, manage, and minimize complexity within your IT service organization. The result is a positive effect on your ability to provide exceptional IT services, which are melded with your business strategy, and which will lead your company to success. UmmelGroup understands the future role of IT in your organization, and will light the way to the most effective investment of this capital resource. UmmelGroup specializes in delivering optimal business and IT agility to your enterprise through a innovative suite of proven, process-improvement methodologies and assessment services. About Insystek

Insystek provides affordable solutions for enterprise management and monitoring. Our customers include government agencies, small and medium businesses that rely on the NSMC daily to track, manage and monitor remote desktops and servers. Insystek's non-invasive approach to inventory management, software distribution and system monitoring is unparalleled in the industry. Insystek helps corporations monitor workstations and servers, locate lease returns and provide clear accurate inventory data. Insystek's solutions simplify the management of software licenses, computer leases, machine configuration, PC retirement, device allocation, and is an indispensable tool to support helpdesk teams.

Founded in 1999, Insystek is currently headquartered in Holton, Kansas, with resellers in the United States and Europe

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