Hardware Transitions Using Adaptive Restore,
Windows, like most operating systems, is extremely sensitive in regards to hardware. This makes replacement of failed hardware or even hardware updates difficult at best, impossible at worst. New hardware sometimes lacks drivers and Windows often has configurations that lead to the hardware not being recognized. This is a frustrating and problematic reality, but Adaptive Restore can resolve these issues quite efficiently, making hardware changes effective and efficient.
The program fixes the Windows kernel, makes HAL compatible with new hardware, tracks new and old hardware, determines what is required (drivers, network cards, connections, etc.) for Windows to recognize the software, searches through a Windows repository for the requirements, and installs everything automatically. In the event the repository lacks the necessary driver, it will seek user intervention either to be pointed to another repository or to accomplish manual driver installation. After the diagnostics and installation, the program makes sure that all components are actually enabled, which ensures that the newly added hardware interfaces with the operating system.
The software can perform all of these functions automatically or can be operated manually with a skilled user. In a manual mode, the program displays available information on drivers needed, installed, and missing. It does the same with hardware component status. Then, it allows the user to manually direct the installation of the drivers. An option is available to force install all drivers from a repository, whether or not hardware immediately requires it or if it already has the driver.
Adaptive Restore also streamlines the virtualization process. Many times, new systems are not desired when creating virtual machines. It is often better for a company to create virtual versions of existing physical systems instead. Using archive data, this software accomplishes that goal. The software creates a virtual replica of the original physical machine, which makes the transition from physical to virtual much easier. Continuity is maximized using this process, and productivity loss is reduced during the virtual migration.
Oftentimes, companies hold back on necessary migrations because of the fear of downtime during the process. Replacing hardware is far easier and faster with the help of this software, and it makes for simpler transitions to virtual platforms. All of this is accomplished without a sacrifice of administrator control. Interruption of workflow represents lost profits and ongoing corporate risk. Companies should investigate all options that can minimize the exposure that idle time can create. In the ongoing management of IT requirements, Adaptive Restore is a valuable resource for business continuity during technical transitions.
tags: Adaptive Restore, HAL, IT