System Requirements

The system requirements when using Desktop Central include the following:

Hardware Requirements

This section gives you information about the hardware requirements for distribution servers, Desktop Central servers and agents.

Hardware Requirements for Desktop Central Servers

The hardware requirements for Desktop Central servers include the following:

No. of Computers/Devices Managed Processor Information RAM Size Hard Disk Space
1 to 250 Intel Core i3 (2 core/4 thread) 2.0 Ghz  3 MB cache 2 GB 5 GB*
251 to 500 Intel Core i3 (2 core/4 thread) 2.4 Ghz  3 MB cache 4 GB 10 GB*
501 to 1000 Intel Core i3 (2 core/4 thread) 2.9 Ghz  3 MB cache 4 GB 20 GB*
1001 to 3000 Intel Core i5 (4 core/4 thread) 2.3 GHz. 6 MB cache 8 GB 30 GB*
3001 to 5000 Intel Core i7 (6 core/12 thread) 3.2 GHz. 12 MB cache 8 GB 40 GB*
5001 to 10000 Intel Xeon E5 (8 core/16 thread) 2.6 GHz. 20 MB cache 16 GB 60 GB*

* May increase dynamically according to the frequency of scanning

Note: While managing more than 1000 computers/devices, it is advised that you install Desktop Central on a Windows 2008 R2 Server Enterprise Edition.

Hardware Requirements for Distribution Servers

The hardware requirements for distribution servers include the following:

No. of Computers Managed Using the Distribution Server Processor Information RAM Size Hard Disk Space
1 to 250 Intel Core i3 (2 core/4 thread) 2.0 Ghz  3 MB cache 2 GB 4 GB*
251 to 500 Intel Core i3 (2 core/4 thread) 2.0 Ghz  3 MB cache 4 GB 8 GB*
501 to 1000 Intel Core i5 (4 core/4 thread) 2.3 GHz. 6 MB cache 4 GB 12 GB*

* May increase depending on the number of software applications and patches that are deployed

Hardware Requirements for Desktop Central Agents

The hardware requirements for Desktop Central agents include the following:

Hardware Recommendations
Processors Intel Pentium
Processor Speed 1.0 GHz
RAM Size 512 MB
Hard Disk Space 30 MB*

* May increase dynamically depending on the operations performed on the client computer

Software Requirements

This section gives you information about the software requirements for distribution servers, Desktop Central servers and agents.

Supported Operating Systems

You can install a Desktop Central server, distribution servers and Desktop Central agents on computers which have any of the following supported operating systems installed on them:

Desktop-related Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1

Server-related Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Note: Desktop Central can also be installed on virtual computers, running any of the supported operating systems specified above, and terminal clients.

Supported Browsers

You are required to install any of the following browsers on your computer to run the Desktop Central console:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and later versions
  • Netscape 7.0 and later versions
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.0 and later versions
  • Google Chrome

Note: The screen resolution should be 1024 x 768 pixels or higher.

 

Managed Operating Systems

Desktops

  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Mac 10.6
  • Mac 10.7
  • Mac 10.8
  • Mac 10.9

Servers

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows 2008
  • Microsoft Windows 2008
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 R2

Virtual Machines running any of the supported Operating Systems specified above,

and Terminal Clients

Mobile Devices

  • iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 4 and above
  • Smart Phones and Tablets running Android 2.2 and above

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