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System Manager

As networks grow, IT departments need to efficiently manage remote computers. Desktop Central's System Manager enables administrators to perform various system management tasks silently with no user interactions. You can monitor the processes, services, software, users and other details about the systems you manage.

To get started with System Manager go to Tools -> System manager -> Computer Name -> Manage

The following are the system management tasks that can be performed:

  1. Process
  2. Services
  3. Command Prompt
  4. Registry
  5. File Manager
  6. Event Viewer
  7. Device Manager
  8. Shares
  9. Printers
  10. Groups
  11. Software
  12. Users

Process

The Process tab displays a list of all running processes on managed computers from where you can remotely view, manage and kill processes that are not required.

Services

The Services tab allows to remotely perform actions to start, stop, restart the service as well as set their mode of start up as needed for best performance.

Command Prompt

Using Command Prompt, you can execute commands used to automate tasks via scripts and batch files, perform advanced administrative functions and other DOS operations on managed computers. You can also switch to view the user's command prompt by clicking Run As available in the right corner.

Registry

The Registry contains settings, options, and other values for programs and hardware installed on all versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Remote registry displays registry details of managed computers. Using the remote registry, you can:

  1. Remotely view the registry of the managed computer.
  2. View or modify all keys and values in the Registry of managed computer.
  3. Make use of the 'Search option' to identify a key/value/data.
  4. Use Export to download registry details of a managed system for troubleshooting purposes.

File Manager

File Manager lets you view the drives of the remote machine. This comes handy when all the files present in remote machine need to be viewed. Additionally, files can be transferred from the local machine to the remote machine.

Device Manager

With Device Manager, you can get the list of devices associated to each computer and choose to enable/disable the drivers related to the devices.

Event Viewer

The Remote Event Viewer displays details of events logged in the managed computer. These logs (classified as errors, information messages and warnings) help in auditing and troubleshooting.

Device Manager

With Device Manager, you can get the list of devices associated to each computer and choose to enable/disable the drivers related to the devices.

Shares

Remote Shares displays a list of all shared folders by the managed computer with path and description given. It allows you to view and manage the shared folders with it's sessions and open files details and also set restrictions for number of users to access.

Printers

This displays the list of printers connected to the managed computer.

Groups

You can view and manage local users and groups of the managed computer. You can also perform actions like adding a new group removing group, adding new members and removing members from group.

Software

Using this, you can view and manage currently installed software of the computer. You can also uninstall a software that is not required.

Users

Using this, you can view the list of users of the managed computers and their current status - active or disabled users.

System Manager Settings

By configuring your system manager settings, you can provide users the permission to access specified tools. You can choose any one of the following options for File Manager and Command Prompt -

  1. Enable for all users
  2. Enable only for admin
  3. Disable for all users
  4. Permanently disable for all users