Licensing the Product

Desktop Central is available in four variants- Free, Standard, Professional, and Enterprise Editions

Download the product from the Website.

The Free Edition, Standard Edition, Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition, come packaged as a single download. During the evaluation phase, the Enterprise Edition is installed, and can be evaluated for 30 days. After 30 days, it is automatically gets converted to the Free Edition, unless the Patch/Professional/Enterprise Edition license is purchased. Given below is the comparison matrix of the features available in the various editions:


Patch Edition



Free Edition**

Software Deployment


Patch Management

Non-Microsoft Patch Management

Antivirus Definition Updates

Asset Management


Mobile Device Management *

Mobile Application Management *

Remote Control


Transfer Files in Remote Session


Service Pack Installation

Windows Configurations


USB Device Management


Power Management


Windows System  Tools


User Logon Reports

Active Directory Reports


Managing Desktops Across WAN

Manage Desktops of Roaming Users

Multi-Technician Support

Role Based Administration

Active Directory Authentication

Distribution Server for Bandwidth Optimization

*Add-on Product

# These features can be used for up to 25 computers.

** Free Edition can be used to manage up to 25 desktops and 5 mobile devices free of cost.

*** Granular reports on Active Directory are not available in the Free Edition.

For purchasing the license or for any pricing related queries, please contact

To upgrade from a Trial/Free Edition to Patch/Professional/Enterprise Edition

  1. When you purchase the product, the license file will be sent through e-mail, which can be used to upgrade the product.

  2. Click the License link available in the top right corner of the Desktop Central client. This opens the License details of the product.

  3. Click the Upgrade Now link and select the license file received from ManageEngine using the Browse button.

  4. Click Upgrade button to upgrade.


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