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Getting started with Modern Management

With the wide rage of trend and technological changes, organizations are taking a big leap towards enterprise mobility and security. To cope-up with such trends, Desktop Central adopts the approach of Modern Management. To unleash the Modern Management capabilities of Desktop Central, ensure you are using the Desktop Central - UEM Edition.

Benefits of using UEM edition

  1. Manage Windows 10 desktops, laptops, mobile devices and surface pro tablets from a single suite.
  2. Uncomplicate your Desktop Central license management. Mobile Device Management is no more an add-on. Puchase licenses to manage computers and mobile devices as endpoints and unify your license management.
  3. Read the full set of benefits here.

How UEM works?

Desktop Central's UEM Edition is exclusively packaged to cater the needs of enterprises looking for one solution for all the system management needs. UEM edition serves as a centralized expertise, that could help system administrators manage everything right from desktops to modern mobile devices from a single console.

  1. The first step to manage endpoints using Desktop Central is to include all the network computers under Desktop Central's Scope of Management. Ensure that all the ports used by Desktop Central are not blocked by the network firewall.
  2. The next step is to configure NAT settings from: Admin->Server Settings->NAT Settings. Fill in the public FQDN/IP of the NAT device in the space provided. Secure agent-server communication with a secure gateway.
  3. Once you are done with these two steps, all the computers running in Windows 10 OS will be listed under Mobile Device Management tab -> Enrollment -> Laptop and Surface pro enrollment from where you will have to assign a user to that particular machine.
  4. Note: In UEM edition, when the Windows 10 OS devices have the DC agent installed in them, the MDM agent will automatically be added on the devices.

After completing the enrollment process, you can leverage the following Modern Management capabilities in Desktop Central.

  1. Geo Tracking

    Know how to locate all the managed Windows 10 laptops, desktops and mobile devices.

  2. Corporate or Selective Wipe

    All the configurations and applications that were installed using Desktop Central will be wiped out. This will not disturb any personal data other than the corporate data which has been distributed through Desktop Central. This endpoint will no longer be managed by Desktop Central. In case of Windows device, this action will be performed only when the device contacts the Desktop Central server.

  3. Complete Wipe

    All the data in the endpoint will be completely wiped out. The endpoint will become as good as new. You can also wipe all the data from the SD card, for SAFE and KNOX devices. In case of Windows devices, the enrollment is retained (OS version 1803) even after the data is wiped. If PPKG enrollment is used for other devices, the provisioning package is retained. The endpoint can be used again by just assigning new users.

  4. KIOSK mode

    Read and find how to distribute applications in KIOSK mode.

  5. Windows store app distribution

    Distribute Windows store apps to Windows 10 laptops, desktops, surface pro tablets by adding the software packages.

  6. Distribute Profiles ( restrictions and configurations)

    Impose policies and restrictions to the managed Windows 10 computers, tablets and mobile devices.

  7. Distribute Certificates with SCEP

    Read and understand how certificates can be distributed using SCEP.