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Configuring General Computer Settings

 

Description

This configuration is for defining the general settings of the computers in your network, such as displaying the last user name & synchronizing the system time with the time zone.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the General Configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

The table below lists the general settings that can be configured using Desktop Central. Specify the values only if a change is required for a particular parameter, else, leave it blank.

Parameter Description

Display last User Name

To specify whether to display the previously logged user name or not. This is displayed when a user logs on to the system. To leave it unchanged, select Preserve client settings option.

Registered Owner*

The name of the registered owner of the system. This is displayed in the General tab of the My Computer properties window.

Registered Company*

The name of the company. This is displayed in the General tab of the My Computer properties window.

Time Server

Browse and select a time server to synchronize the time of the computer with of the time server. Time synchronization happens when the computer starts.

* - Click the icon to select and assign a dynamic variable to this parameter.

Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the General Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined General Configuration in the defined targets. The configuration will take effect during the next system startup.

To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.

Learn more about the different computer configurations that can applied to computers belonging to Windows domain.