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ON Technology Supports Microsoft at Windows XP Launch
in New York City

ON Command CCM Automates Enterprise-Wide Migrations to Windows XP, Providing Rapid, Consistent and Unattended Deployment with Minimal IT Resources, and Efficient Ongoing Administration

Waltham, MA, October 24, 2001 - ON Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:ONTC), a leading provider of remote software and content management solutions, today joined Microsoft Corp. in New York City to demonstrate its support of the Windows XP launch. As a member of the Microsoft Management Alliance (MMA), ON Technology worked closely with Microsoft and beta customers of Windows XP to develop an end-to-end software management solution that automates enterprise-wide migrations to Windows XP Professional. This automated approach allows enterprises to cost-effectively deploy as well as provide ongoing support for Windows XP environments from centralized management servers, without incurring the time and labor costs of sending technicians to all end-user locations to manually install and configure software.

"Windows XP brings us numerous benefits including enhanced performance, reliability, and security," said Carl Easton, Director of IS, Palmer Dodge LLP, a nationally-recognized law firm based in Boston. "Thanks to ON Technology's software solution and services, we are migrating to Windows XP Professional faster and with minimal IT resources. ON Command CCM also provides us with an ongoing management infrastructure that significantly reduces our support requirements and frees our people to focus on proactively creating new IT solutions for end-users."

"Windows XP, with superior reliability and efficiency, offers corporate customers the tools to achieve the highest level of productivity," said John Frederiksen, general manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft. "It is through the support of companies such as ON Technology, that we are able to deliver a great computing experience to business users."

ON Command CCM™ supports remote unattended installation and personalization of Windows XP as well as of off-the-shelf applications such as Microsoft Office XP and Outlook, client/server applications such as Oracle and Siebel, and internally-developed applications. ON also provides automated routines for migrating user files and personalized settings to the new Windows XP environment. ON Command CCM leverages key Microsoft standards such as the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), Windows NT Domains or Active Directory, Microsoft Software Installer (MSI), SysPrep, and WinBOM, to provide seamless integration with Microsoft environments. It also supports heterogeneous environments with multiple PC operating system platforms (Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Windows 95 and 98), from centralized Windows NT, Windows 2000 or UNIX management servers.

"ON Technology is committed to helping enterprises deploy Windows XP faster and more reliably, while lowering IT costs," said Phil Neray, vice-president of marketing, ON Technology. "Our solutions also deliver significant ongoing benefits by providing a powerful management infrastructure for deploying and tracking all critical software, such as security patches, anti-virus updates, and new or updated applications, as well as performing one-click disaster recovery."

Click here to view the XP Migration Suite data sheet

About ON Technology Corporation
ON Technology empowers IT organizations and service providers to manage the full lifecycle of their computing systems over large-scale corporate networks. Our solutions are used to rapidly and reliably deploy critical applications, operating systems, and content to desktops, mobile PCs, handhelds, servers, retail point-of-sale (POS) terminals and banking workstations. Our customers leverage our solutions to significantly reduce IT costs, improve availability and reliability of business-critical applications, and enhance both IT and end-user productivity. ON’s management solution has been chosen by more than 1,000 enterprises worldwide to manage in excess of 1.2 million networked computer systems. For more information visit ON Technology’s Web site at or call 800-767-6638.


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