Device Control Plus installs an light-weight non-intrusive agent on the computers that have to be managed using Device Control Plus. You have an option to configure the settings for these agents.

Agent General Settings

  1. Click the Admin tab to invoke the Admin page.
  2. Click the Agent Settings link available under Global Settings.
  3. The General Settings tab is selected by default. You can specify the following from here:
    1. Server IP Address - The IP Address of the computer where Device Control Plus server is installed is displayed here.  The agents residing in the client computers communicate to the Device Control Plus server using this IP Address. Device Control Plus automatically detects the server IP Address whenever Device Control Plus Server is started. If you wish to automatically detect and save the IP Address, select the Automatically detect and save the IP Address change option.  You can also enter the DNS name of the Server.
    2. Enable Secured Communication - Select this option, if the communication between the Agent and the Device Control Plus Server should be secured (HTTPS)
    3. Restrict Users from Uninstalling Agents from Control Panel - Selecting this option will ensure that users do not uninstall the Device Control Plus Agents from their computer.
    4. Restricting Users from Stopping Device Control Plus Agent  service - Choosing this option will restrict the users from manually stopping the Device Control Plus agent service. 
    5. Enable Firewall Settings - Device Control Plus requires the Windows Firewall running in the client computers to be configured for using all its features. Select this option to configure the firewall for enabling Remote Administration, DCOM, File and Printer Sharing, and Simple File Sharing in Windows XP.
    6. Click Save Changes.

    Configuration Settings

    When a computer is added to the OU / Active Directory, all configurations that were deployed to the group will automatically get applied to the newly added computers. Configuration settings will help you to specify the time when and how often should Device Control Plus look for the newly added computers and deploy the configuration.  This can be customized as per the options mentioned below.

    1. Click the Admin tab to invoke the Admin page.
    2. Click Configuration Settings
    3. Under Auto-detect OU/Group changes and Apply Configuration, click the checkbox to configure the settings.
      1. Enable "Detect and Apply Configurations at every System Startup or User Logon" to apply configurations to computers during user logon and  system startup.
      2. If you choose to enable the configurations at scheduled time, then the change detection will happen at the nearest refresh cycle and the configurations will be applied after the specified time subsequently .
    4. Click Save Changes.

    Note : If the configurations are applied to a Custom Group/OU/Active Directory,  the newly added computers will have all the configurations applied to it automatically. Whereas, if any computer is removed from the Active Directory / OU/ Custom Group, the applied configurations will not be removed automatically.