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OnDemand Software Releases WinINSTALL 8 - Introducing Real Integration of MSI Packaging, Distribution, Inventory, Client Reset & Patch Management

WinINSTALL expands market leadership Providing the First Product to Compare MSI Packaging Data with Real World File-level Inventory Preventing True Desktop Conflict

Bonita Springs, FL, January 7, 2003 - (http://www.ondemandsoftware.com) OnDemand Software, Inc. a leader in desktop availability solutions, today announced the general availability of WinINSTALL 8. New features include advanced hardware and software inventory, a new, single task based console, unified database, advanced MSI packaging features, multicast replication, a patch management system and new levels of notification and reporting.

WinINSTALL 8 introduces new functionality not only for the full WinINSTALL 8 product but also for the widely used WinINSTALL MSI Packager Professional Edition. New features for MSI packaging include conflict assessment checking, MSI validation and automatic repair, discover archived base-lining, a new MSI patch wizard, and several other new performance related MSI packaging features.

Over a Decade of Increasing End User Productivity WinINSTALL has introduced many of the “firsts” in the software distribution market. WinINSTALL developed the first non-scripting approach to packaging in 1994. WinINSTALL was awarded the very first Network Computing Well Connected Award for best software distribution product in 1995.

WinINSTALL developed the first MSI Packager that ships on the Windows 2000 Advanced Server CD. WinINSTALL LE, the first free MSI packager is now used by thousands of administrators worldwide and downloaded over 200 times daily making it the most widely used MSI packager on the market.

“Desktop management products have used the term integration way too loosely for years,” says Jack Palmer, OnDemand Software President & CEO. “Now for the first time packaging data and inventory data can be compared to show exactly what will happen when changes are made to desktops. This goes a long way to eliminating the need to send technicians to desktops to resolve software problems,” adds Palmer.

A New Approach to Desktop Availability: WinINSTALL 8 New Features and Benefits Through the foundation of a centralized database, WinINSTALL 8 provides a single source that holds all of the information about software packages, conflict assessment checks, inventory to the file level and the ability to relate that to machines in your network. WinINSTALL brings to the table an award winning MSI packager and patch management system, an advanced asset

management system, combination push and pull distribution methodologies and advanced results reporting and notification.

• New Common Task Start Page makes it easier than ever

-Point and click and task oriented makes it easier than ever to navigate through various functions such as package management and editing, Inventory, client reset etc.

-Automatically populate the console with Active Directory, NT domain groups, Netware NDS or any combination of these in mixed network environment

• New Asset Management / Hardware and Software Inventory like no other product

-More than traditional asset management products that take a census of networked assets

-Help manage availability of machines

-Show relationship of applications and files. Can even tell when an application file is missing!

• New Notification and Reporting

-Provides over 100 reports directly from the console

-Report on Conflict results, asset management and distribution results

-Published database schema allows data mining

• New WinINSTALL Database

-Uses a robust SQL or Oracle database

-Builds a complete "bill of materials" for each machine. Stores MSI package contents and conflict assessment results for easy problem detection

-Provides a complete understanding of what happens after packages are installed. Don't wait and see- analyze and manage machines

• More Software Distribution options than any product available

-Discover your assets and target machines for delivery directly from the WinINSTALL console

-Provides 8 ways of distributing software, updates and patches to machines

-Provides automated OS deployment

-Create policies to install and remove applications, updates and patches

-New MSI and Patch Packaging

-Elevated process for MSI installation while maintaining security

• Fast and Accurate Software Packaging

-Conflict assessment, validation and automatic correction

-Easy to use Wizard based technology for creating MSI packages and patches

-Identify and automatically eliminate conflicts

-Guaranteed application installation. Uses bill of materials to provide real world environment

-Contains all features found in the WinINSTALL MSI Packager Professional

-Supports the NAI native WinINSTALL package format that provides a great deal of flexibility when MSI just can't get the job done

• Intelligent Multicast Replication and Checkpoint Restart

-Replicate a package or a list of packages to multiple remote sites using multicast

-If a connection is lost distribution picks up where it left off when connection is restored Know?

About the WinINSTALL™ Product Family

WinINSTALL is used by over 5,000 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. Through the foundation of a centralized database, WinINSTALL provides a single source that holds all of the information about software packages, conflict assessment checks, inventory to the file level and the ability to relate that information to machines in your network. WinINSTALL brings to the table an award winning MSI packager and patch management system, an advanced asset management system, combination push and pull distribution methodologies and advanced results reporting and notification. WinINSTALL Automatically populates the console with Active Directory, NT domain groups, Netware NDS or any combination of these in mixed network environment. 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 www.ondemandsoftware.com or by calling 866/495-0541. Resellers may receive information on reseller programs and pricing by calling 866/495-0541 or e-mail sales@ondemandsoftware.com.

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, based on the company’s Discover Snapshot™ technology, 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 5000 companies worldwide, supporting millions of desktops use the WinINSTALL product. For more information on OnDemand, please see www.ondemandsoftware.com or call Paul Pieske at 866-495-0541.