Templates are predefined configurations that help in achieving a specific
task. While you can perform any of these configurations by defining them
on your own, templates helps to get things done faster. The following
are advantages of Templates over the normal configurations:
- Helps to complete the configurations quickly.
- You do not need to know how to achieve a specific
task; just need to select the target computers to apply the configuration.
- You does not have to explore all the supported
configurations and then select to define.
To view the available templates, select the Admin tab and click the
Templates link from the left. This will list all the templates provided
by Desktop Central. You can also filter the view by selecting an appropriate
category from the combo box. The Type column indicates whether the configuration
is applied to Users or Computers. The templates are tagged as below:
- Control Panel
- Hard Disk Maintenance
- Internet Explorer
- Power Management
- Proxy Configuration
- Restrict Media
- Service Management
- System Tools
- USB Security
- User Management
- XP Firewall Management
To use the template, follow the steps below:
- Select Admin --> Templates to view the templates.
- Click the Template that has to be applied to view
its details; click the Create from Template
button to create the configuration. Clicking Create
Configuration link will also do the same action. This opens the
configuration with all the properties defined.
- Using the Defining
Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the configuration.
- Click the Deploy
button to deploy the defined Configuration in the targets defined. To
save the configuration as draft, click Save
Desktop Central supports various templates that can be applied to Users/Computers.
Follow the links below to view the details of the templates:
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