Twocanoes Software’s Boot Runner is a popular startup solution for dual-boot Macs in classrooms, labs and enterprise workspace. The latest version (2.3) adds support for Mac OS X El Capitan.

Boot Runner makes it easy to automate startup control to ensure that Mac-based Windows systems are ready when critical security patches arrive. Version 2.3 includes detection of and notification for OS X 10.11 El Capitan’s System Integrity Protection.

Boot Runner includes a user-friendly startup selection screen to assist users in choosing the Mac, Windows or virtual environment they need to get work done. A deep set of controls are available to administrators for remote startup of groups of machines for specific uses or to perform maintenance.

Boot Runner scheduling enables administrators to ensure the availability of Windows or other operating systems during scheduled maintenance windows. Mass deployment of Boot Runner managed preferences or configuration profiles takes effect immediately, giving full remote and automated control of Mac boot behavior and state for all of the Macs under management.

The app’s selection screen provides a user-friendly guide for users to choose among available startup volumes. This selection screen can be further customized to include class or curriculum information, graphics and branding.

Boot Runner 2.3 requires Mac OS X 10.9 or higher. It’s available now at the Twocanoes online store ( Volume and educational pricing is available for any number of Macs. Boot Runner 2.3 lab and site licenses now include the first year of premium support and maintenance for free. Version 2.3 is a free update for Boot Runner 2 customers.