Computer Configuration Templates Computer Configuration Templates

 

Change local admin account password 

To enhance the security, the administrators will prefer to change the password periodically. This template enables you to change the password of the local administrator account in the client machines.   

Cleanup Recycle bin to free-up Hard Disk space  

This helps in freeing up the hard disk space by removing the unwanted files/data from 18 different locations.  

Create Alternate local Admin Account  

To keep the computers secured, the administrators will prefer to change the local administrator account periodically. This template enables you to create an alternate local administrator account in the client computers.   

Defrag Hard Disk for performance  

A fragmented disk reduces the performance. It is recommended to defragment the disk periodically to improve the hard disk performance.
 
This template enables defragmentation of the hard disk at the scheduled time.  

Delete local Administrator Account 

This template enables you to delete the local administrator account in the client computers.   

Disable the USB drives  

To prevent data theft, the administrators prevent the users from using USB drives. This template, when applied to client computers, prevent them from using the USB drives.  

Disable Unused local Guest account  

Unused guest accounts are vulnerable points for the hackers. It is recommended to delete or disable any unused guest accounts from the client computers to avoid any misuse.
 
This template helps to disable the unused guest accounts from the client computers.   

Open MEDC ports for communication  

Desktop Central requires port 8021 for agent server communications and port 6100 for Remote Desktop Sharing. These port should not be blocked by the Windows Firewall for smooth functioning.
 
This template, when applied to client computers, will open up these ports to enable proper communication between the agent and server.   

Restrict CD-ROM access  

This template restrict the users form accessing the CD-ROM drives.    

Restrict Floppy Access to locally logged on users 

Allowing locally logged on users to access the floppy drives is a vulnerable point for hacking. Administrators prefer to disable access to the floppy drives when the users have not logged on to the domain.
 
This template helps in restricting the locally logged on uses to access the floppy drives.   

Scan and Fix Hard disk Errors  

The hard disks have to be periodically scanned for any errors and fix them. This will improve the life and performance of the disk.
 
This template enables scanning and fixing the hard disk errors in the client machines at the scheduled time.    

Start MEDC Agent Service  

When Scope of Management is defined, Desktop Central agent is installed in all the client computers that are within the scope. The Desktop Central agent has to be running as a service in the client computers to ensure proper communication with the Desktop Central Server.

  This template helps you to start the Desktop Central Agent service in the client computers.   

Write Protect the USB Storage Devices

To prevent data theft, the administrators prevent the users from writing data to USB storage devices. This template, when applied to client computers, prevent them from writing any data to the USB storage devices.

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