Managing computers in LAN
Desktop Central installs an agent in all the client computers that have
to be managed using Desktop Central. The agent properties can also be
customized prior to installing the agents. For details on customizations,
refer to Configuring
Installing Agents from Desktop Central Console
- The client computers can be added from Admin tab --> SoM --> Add Computers
button. This will list the domains and workgroups that have been added.
- Click the Select Computers link pertaining
to a domain/workgroup. This opens the Select Computers dialog listing
all the available computers of the domain/workgroup.
- Select the computers that have to be managed
using Desktop Central and click OK. You can also manually specify the
computer names instead of choosing them from the list. The selected computers
gets added to the Selected Computers table in the Add Computers view.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 for adding computers
from multiple domains/workgroups.
- Select the "Start Agent Installation
Immediately" check box to install the Desktop Central agents in the
selected computers immediately. When this option is not selected, the
computers are only added. You need to install
the agents later to manage them.
- Select the Configure
Agent Settings option for configuring the agent properties and post
- Click Done to add the selected computers. All
the selected computers gets added to the Scope of Management.
The Scope of Management page will list all
the computers that are being managed by Desktop Central along with the
status of the agent installation and the agent version.
also be installed at a later stage, by selecting the computers from Admin --> SoM page and clicking the
Install Agent button from the
Desktop Central Console
If you have problems in installing the agents,
refer to our online
knowledge base for possible causes and solutions.
Installing Agents Using Windows GPO
Agent installation through the console might
fail due to various reasons like some security restrictions, firewall
configurations, etc. There is a possibility that even after trying the
resolutions provided in the online knowledge base, the installation can
still fail. In such cases, you can install the agents with a startup script
using Windows GPO. The agents gets installed during the next computer
Refer to the online
knowledge base for the steps to install the agents using Windows GPO
Installing Agents Manually
- Click the Admin tab.
- In the Global
Settings section, click Scope
- Click Download
Agent --> Local Agent(LAN) button.
- Extract the .zip
file to a directory and locate localsetup.
- Double click the "setup.bat" to invoke the installation process.
To uninstall the agents from the computers, select the desktops from
the list and select Uninstall Agent from the Actions box.
Removing the Computers
To remove the computers from the list, select the computers and select
Remove Computer from the Actions box. The Desktop Central agents have
to be uninstalled prior to removing a computer from the scope.
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