How we tested endpoint management tools

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Each of the products in this test were installed, configured and used on a Windows server based network, running Windows Server 2008r2 – four endpoints were configured, with the following OSs – Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista Business Edition, Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (32bit) and Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64 bit). 

Prerequisite packages (such as SQL server or IIS) were installed as needed to support the product under review. In one case, an additional Windows Server had to be added to the mix to fully test the product. Another product was delivered in appliance form, requiring very little configuration of the test network.

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