O&O BlueCon 9: The Swiss Army knife for administrators

As a rule, a when a server or pc no longer starts it means a lot of work for an administrator. In some cases, he is left with no choice but to set up the system anew. When this happens, O&O BlueCon can repair systems, correct errors and recover lost data, all in a matter of minutes. This saves a substantial amount of time and money.

Berlin, 13th December, 2011 – If a server stops or only starts with errors, then every minute of outage costs money. In such a situation, a solution must be found within minutes. Often, administrators simply switch to another system or restore a backup, if one is available. But what if these options are not available? It means that a whole new installation is required, with substantial down time. It is exactly here where O&O BlueCon 9 comes into play: using a standalone Windows system, which can be run from a USB stick or CD, the installed operating system is bypassed and can be analyzed and repaired using the integrated tools in O&O BlueCon. From disabling faulty drivers to resetting user passwords, and to the reconstruction of lost data, this product provides every tool that an Administrator ever needs in his kit.

Support too for Hyper-V

The new and extended support for Hyper-V means O&O BlueCon 9 will also run on host systems. This gives users in the otherwise quite sparsely decorated system environment a complete set of applications to locate and remedy problems. The time factor for recovering a system is even more crucial with virtual machines, because should the host system fail there are as a rule not just single servers but a whole series of virtual systems affected.

Create and restore data images: O&O DiskImage 6

O&O DiskImage 6 lets the administrator create images of drives (an Image) or files (a Backup) which can quickly and easily be restored in an emergency or when data is lost. O&O BlueCon 9 includes in the new Plus Editions a license to roll out images across an administrator’s own company or across a customer’s network using the service technician license. This enables ready-made reference systems to be installed on new machines with just a few clicks. Of course, this also includes the component “Machine Independent Restoration (M.I.R)” from O&O DiskImage for automatic image restoration onto different hardware.

Professional Data Recovery: O&O DiskRecovery 7

The new O&O DiskRecovery 7 searches for and then reconstructs data that was accidentally deleted or lost through a software defect. O&O DiskRecovery searches through every sector on hard disks, memory cards or USB sticks for lost data.

Start straight from the boot medium

O&O BlueCon and all the integrated programs start directly from CD or USB stick – no installation is necessary. All the tools in O&O BlueCon are familiar to users thanks to the Windows-like user interface, so the learning curve is very short. The boot medium in O&O BlueCon is optimized for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2.

Easy integration of Drivers: O&O DriverLoader

A special highlight is the integrated O&O DriverLoader that automatically detects all system components and loads the appropriate driver. If a driver for a specific hardware device is missing, the user can integrate this with just a few clicks into the current system so that he has full access to this device.

Simple disk management: O&O PartitionManager 3

With O&O PartitionManager users can create, delete, extend or shrink partitions and change the size of the system partition, as well as arranging files on the disk to save space.

Solutions to daily problems with the tools in O&O BlueCon

  • Backing up and restoring data: O&O DiskImage
  • Restoring accidentally deleted data: O&O DiskRecovery
  • Driver problems and service issues: O&O DeviceManager
  • Secure deletion of data volumes: O&O SafeErase
  • Resetting passwords: O&O UserManager
  • Partitioning hard disks: O&O PartitionManager
  • Combat errors in the registry database: O&O RegEditor
  • Advanced error detection: O&O EventViewer and O&O CheckDisk
  • Locating and removing data: O&O FileExplorer
  • Downloading additional tools: Integrated web browser

Different Editions

O&O BlueCon is available in two editions: Admin and Tech Editions.

The Admin Edition is person-bound, i.e. it is licensed per administrator and can be applied to all computers in the company. The Admin Edition Plus also contains O&O DiskImage for backing up and restoring data.

The Tech Edition allows the user to provide a data recovery service to clients. It is licensed per technician, i.e. it allows a technician to work on any number of different computers. The Tech Edition Plus also contains O&O DiskImage for backing up and restoring data.

O&O Business Suite

For just a very small monthly fee, small and medium-sized businesses can buy the entire product range from O&O Software in one pack. This complete solution for data and system management increases the performance of network computers, saves and restores data and saves Administrators substantial amounts of time and stress. The price also includes updates to new product versions whenever they become available.

Prices and availability

Under the O&O EasyLicensing SMB, all product updates are free of charge. Prices for O&O BlueCon 9 Admin Edition start at $/£/€ 1,090.00, and for the O&O BlueCon 9 Tech Edition Plus at $/£/€ 3,590.00. O&O resellers can obtain O&O BlueCon 9 from O&O Authorized Distributors, a full list of which can be found at http://www.oo-software.com/partner/en/distributor/. Interested users can request a free trial version of O&O BlueCon 9 on the O&O website at http://www.oo-software.com/en/oobluecon/demo