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Microsoft Management Console gives PC-Duo Enterprise v2.0 a familiar face
V2.0 of PC-Duo Enterprise snaps into Microsoft’s ‘standard’ framework for system management tools

Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK - Vector Networks Ltd. , a provider of desktop management solutions that reduce the cost of owning PCs, announces the release of its PC-Duo Enterprise v.2.0 brand of software. PC-Duo Enterprise v.2.0 adopts the familiar Microsoft® Management Console (MMC) in a move that reinforces Vector Networks’ commitment to providing software that offers user-friendly installation and implementation for the enterprise market.

Version 2.0 of PC-Duo Enterprise has a sleek user interface based on Windows XP look and feel and the Microsoft® Management Console (MMC) provides a simple, integrated administration user interface and administration model to meet the ‘standards’ requirements of larger corporations.

Tim Wilson, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates, states, “By being MMC compliant, the PC-Duo Enterprise product offers capabilities that many other vendors can’t currently provide.”

PC-Duo Enterprise is a first-of-breed modular desktop management suite

PC-Duo Enterprise has a unique modular architecture allowing IT organisations the flexibility to purchase and implement functional modules as required. The suite includes: Inventory Management, Software Metering, Software Distribution, Diagnostics, Remote Control and web-based HelpDesk Issue Tracking modules. There are 39 different combinations available to meet the specific needs of corporations without them having to buy software whose functionality overlaps with existing software or performs functions unnecessary for their organisation. The product is fully expandable so future needs can easily be met.

Colin Bartram, Product Marketing Director, states, “Over the last six months, the flexibility of the new modular approach we took with the launch of PC-Duo Enterprise has found great favour in today’s hugely cost-conscious business environment – and in particular larger corporations. These customers frequently collect their preferred system management tools inside the MMC and so becoming MMC compliant was a natural move for us to make.”

PC-Duo Enterprise serves the multi-national marketplace

In its effort to provide multi-national companies with a product that is affordable and scalable, Vector Networks’ PC-Duo Enterprise v.2.0 is localisation-ready, making local language text conversion a simple and expedient process. Bartram, adds, “Increasing interest from multi-national companies has justified an investment in making the product more ‘localisation-friendly’. By making changes to the structure of the software we can respond more quickly and cost-effectively to requests for local language versions outside the mainstream language choices.”

More about MMC

The introduction of MMC to PC-Duo Enterprise greatly reduces training costs for new and upgraded users by allowing them to work within a standard interface with which they are familiar. The MMC creates a programming framework in which consoles (collections of administrative tools) can be created, saved and opened.

Adopting the MMC allows all areas of the PC-Duo Enterprise product to be presented through the familiar tree view. This view exposes all the main value areas of the product, indicates clear structure and reinforces to customers the ease of managing and maintaining the software in their unique environment.

Some PC-Duo Enterprise v2.0 product highlights

A sleek new user interface based on the Windows XP look and feel

Microsoft® Management Console implementation provides a familiar environment

Self-healing automatically detects and fixes application problems

Localisation-ready for multi-national customers

Remote Control module enhancements

Real-time Software Distribution enhancement

Diagnostics module enhancement

HelpDesk Issue Tracking module enhancement

Improved and more comprehensive Hardware Inventory detection

About Vector Networks

Vector Networks Group specialises in the development and marketing of Windows-based desktop management software for the enterprise market. Through Vector’s ever-increasing reseller channel and direct sales, the company services customers in over 40 countries with software installed on over 3.5 million PCs. Vector Networks is positioned for exponential growth with its focus on acquiring products and companies with complementary technology. Development over the coming months will be high paced to provide additional modules that further expand the functionality of the PC-Duo Enterprise product.

For a free 30-day evaluation copy of PC-Duo Enterprise v2.0 visit

For more information, product and screen shots please contact:

Rose Ross and Hannah Knowles

Omarketing Limited

T: +44(0) 20 8255 5225



Phil Robinson

Vector Networks Limited

T: +44(0) 1827 67333


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