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Installing Desktop Central

Desktop Central is distributed in the EXE Format. Run the self-extracting EXE with an Install Shield program for installation and follow the instructions provided. The installation wizard will guide you through a series of instructions like the installation directory, web server port, etc. You can either install the product with the default values or can change the values as required. If you are changing the web server port (default port is 8020), ensure that you open the appropriate port in the firewall. Upon successful installation of the product, all the required components like the web server and database server will automatically be installed.

Uninstalling Desktop Central Server

It is recommended to uninstall the agent from the client computers prior to uninstalling the product. If the client computers are in the same LAN as that of the Desktop Central Server, the agents can be uninstalled from the SoM page of the Desktop Central web console.

To uninstall Desktop Central, select Start --> Programs --> ManageEngine Desktop Central --> Uninstall.

If you have uninstalled the product before removing the agents and if you wish to remove later, refer to the online knowledge base for steps.

Decoding Desktop Central

Here are a few steps that will help you in traversing the product -