You can use Desktop Central to complete different tasks
like scanning for patches and inventory. However, to complete tasks like
installing patches, changing the wallpaper of desktops in all the computers
in your network, sending custom messages to users in your network, and
installing software applications you must create configurations and deploy
them to the computers in your network.
The following sections provide information required
to configure various Windows-application settings, security settings,
display settings, and firewall settings for Windows users and computers:
user configurations: This section provides information about various
user-based configurations that you can deploy using Desktop Central and
the steps to define them.
computer configurations: This section provides information about various
computer-based configurations that you can deploy using Desktop Central
and the steps to define them.
collections: This section provides information about defining a collection
of configurations and steps required to deploy them simultaneously to
several users or computers.
targets: This section provides information about defining targets
to which you want to deploy configurations or collections.
execution settings: This section provides information about configuring
execution settings while defining a configuration. Desktop Central enables
you to automate the redeployment process through the Execution Settings
configurations and collections: This section provides information
about managing defined configurations. It gives you information about
configuration statuses displayed on the Desktop Central server
configurations or collections
the status of the defined configurations or collections
configuration reports: This section provides information about viewing
a detailed report about configurations that you define and deploy using
Desktop Central. You can also view the status of each configuration in
system-uptime reports: This section provides the details of uptime
and downtime of computers during a specific period.