But while the packages are clearly targeted at businesses, they could be useful to anyone who has to manage a network.
The core functionality is the same as you’ll see in the other editions. So, for instance, DiskImage 6 Server Edition is a versatile tool for backing up everything from selected files and folders, to individual partitions or complete hard drives. It’s highly flexible (you can exclude particular files from an image backup, or restore only whatever elements of an image that you actually need), and is packed with essential features.
And Defrag 15 Server Edition is perhaps even more configurable, with multiple defrag methods (on demand, on schedule, at boot time, automatically, and more) and strategies so your system is always running at its peak performance.
In combination with O&O’s Enterprise Management Console, though, you’re able to deploy and remotely install the programs on other networked PCs, then control them from your own system. So in just a few clicks you’re able to set up jobs to automate the backup or defragmentation of your entire network, but without ever leaving your own PC, or requiring other network users to do anything at all.
And, as you might guess from the “Server Edition” name, the programs can also be installed on Windows Server (2003, 2008 and 2008 R2). While other business-friendly features include O&O Defrag 15 Server Edition’s Active Directory integration.
There is a price to pay for this extra power, of course. O&O Defrag costs $23 for the Professional Edition, $99 for the Server; DiskImage 6 is $29.95 for the regular Professional Edition, $99 for the Server option. The network management features could save you a great deal of time, though, and of course if they appeal then you can sample the trial version before you buy.