OS Deployment is the first step in PC Life Cycle Management. Subsequently, the desktops and servers have to be effectively managed to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Some of the desktop management tasks include, deploying the required software and version updates, patch them periodically, manage the assets, managing software licenses, software metering, troubleshoot them when required, configure the application, applying security policies (USB, CD ROM, etc.), and so on. With a software in place of these tasks, you can achieve complete PC Life Cycle Management.
ManageEngine Desktop Central perfectly compliments the desktop management need of your organization. And the easy integration of OS Deployer with Desktop Central makes your job simple.
Desktop Central uses a thin agent component to perform the desktop management activities.
OS Deployer, with its post deployment customization, provides the ability to automatically install the Desktop Central Agents in the target computers. Installing the agents will enable Desktop Central to automatically manage the newly provisioned computers that gets added in your network.
Follow the steps to install the Desktop Central Agents after OS Deployment:
In the OS Deployer Post Deployment Action, choose to transfer the DesktopCentralAgent.msi located in a network share and select to execute this file with the parameter "ENABLESILENT=YES".
Fig: Add Desktop Central Agent from the Network Share
Fig: View the Files to be Transferred
This will install the Desktop Central agents automatically in all the newly provisioned computers. Now, these computers can be managed using Desktop Central to perform the following functions: