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Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

Windows Vista Enterprise helps global organizations and enterprises with complex IT infrastructures lower IT costs, reduce risk, and stay connected. The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance further extends this value by reducing application deployment costs, enabling delivery of applications as services, and allowing for better management and control of enterprise desktop environments. Together these technologies deliver a highly cost-effective and flexible Windows desktop management solution.

What is the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack?

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for Software Assurance is an add-on subscription license available to Software Assurance customers. It uses innovative technologies to help reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the Windows desktop by accelerating operating system and application management and enhancing IT responsiveness and end-user uptime. It will enable you to better control the desktop, accelerate and simplify desktop deployments and management, and create a dynamic infrastructure by turning software into centrally managed services.

MDOP facilitates accelerated deployment and manageability of Windows through these innovative technologies—available only to Windows Software Assurance customers.

MDOP Technologies



Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization

Enables you to deploy software applications that are never installed to minimize regression testing, yet follow users anywhere, on demand. It turns Windows applications into centrally managed virtual services that are delivered to any desktop or laptop client worldwide. It can also be integrated and managed within Microsoft SMS.

Microsoft Asset Inventory Service

Reduces application management lifecycle TCO through advanced software inventory scanning and by translating inventory data for more than 430,000 titles into useful, admin-friendly information. The tool is an easily administered, Internet hosted service.

Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management

Helps IT take control of the desktop through effective change management and roll-backs via GPOs and a robust role-based administration and delegation model.

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

Allows you to quickly repair unbootable or locked-out systems, restore lost data, remove malware from infected systems while the system is safely offline using existing antivirus software, and diagnose system and network issues.

Microsoft System Center Desktop Error Monitoring

Enables you to proactively manage problems with applications and system components that crash or cause live PCs to hang. This is an enterprise-ready, scalable, low-cost deployment solution for granular error filtering and alerting. It identifies the impact, probable cause and resolution for failures—making desktops more stable and reliable.