Desktop Central MSP offers configurations that help administrators manage applications, system settings, desktop settings, and security policies. These are extremely helpful in baselining systems and targets can be selected at user or system level. A group of configurations can also be applied together using the collection feature. The selected settings comes into action either during user logon or computer startup (depending on the type of configuration applied) to minimise the loss of productivity. Status of the applied configurations can also be tracked anytime.
Refer the below-mentioned document for further insights on configurations:
Configurations can be defined for computers or users. You can define a configuration from scratch or use predefined configuration templates. You can also create a group of configurations and deploy them as a collection.
Defining configurations is a four-step process. It comprises of the following steps:
After you define a configuration, you must apply it to specific targets (computers/users) in your network.
When you deploy a configuration using Desktop Central MSP, the configuration settings along with the required files will be stored in the Desktop Central MSP server. Desktop Central MSP agents, which are installed in the client computers in your network, will contact the server to collect this information and apply the configurations to specific client computers. The agents will contact the server during the following intervals to collect the required information:
Re-applying Failed Configurations
When you deploy a configuration to client computers, the deployment could fail in a few computers due to various reasons. In such cases, you can re-deploy the configuration. Desktop Central MSP enables you to automate the redeployment process through the Execution Settings option. This option enables you to do the following:
Based on the specified input, configurations will be re-deployed on the computers on which the deployment failed till either of the following takes place:
Desktop Central MSP does not take backup of the settings that you make when you create configurations. Therefore, it is very important that you remember the settings you have made. In most cases, you cannot revert the configuration. However, you can modify the settings that you had made earlier and re-deploy the configuration.
You can modify configurations and re-deploy them in the following scenarios:
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