Unified Endpoint Management Software

ManageEngine Desktop Central is a comprehensive desktop and mobile device management software. This unified endpoint management solution enables remote maintenance , configuration and management of all workstations, laptops and mobile devices in the company - with a single piece of software.

Desktop Central allows to handle repetitive tasks in desktop management as the installation of patches , the distribution of new software or setting up desktop, computer, user or power settings simply and automate quickly . The software also supports in managing IT assets and software licenses and gives an overview of the current software usage in the company at all times. Furthermore, images of operating systems can be created with Desktop Central and rolled out on other devices. The endpoint security extension offers a holistic approach to the security and management of all managed endpoints in enterprise network.

Over 25 predefined configurations as well as numerous preconfigured Active Directory reports simplify administrative tasks. With Desktop Central can manage Windows and Mac computers as well as Linux systems in network.

Smartphones and tablets can be configured and managed with the Mobile Device Management features of Desktop Central just like traditional PCs and notebooks. For companies that are explicitly looking for a solution for the management of their mobile devices, ManageEngine also offers an independent enterprise mobility management solution: ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus.

What You Can Expect

Main Features of Desktop Central

Some Perks

Advantages in Desktop & Mobile Device Management

Supported Operating Systems

Desktops & Laptops

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Windows

Microsoft Windows, commonly referred to as Windows, is a group of several proprietary graphical operating system families, all of which are developed and marketed by Microsoft.

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Mac

MacOS is a proprietary graphical operating system developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001. It is the primary operating system for Apple's Mac computers.

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Linux

Linux is a family of open-source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds.

Smartphones & Tablets

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IOS

iOS is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the operating system that powers many of the company's mobile devices.

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Android

Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices.

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Windows

Windows 10 Mobile is a discontinued mobile operating system developed by Microsoft. First released in 2015, it is a successor to Windows Phone 8.1.

Editions

The Right Edition for Your Requirements

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desktop Central used for?

Software Deployment, Patch Management, Asset Management, Remote Desktop Sharing, Service Pack Deployment, Configurations, Active Directory Reports, User Logon Reports, and Windows System Tools are all capabilities of Desktop Central – a Windows Desktop Management solution.

With a neutral network architecture, the administrator can easily manage desktops that can be in the LAN or distributed across WAN.

What are the system requirements for Desktop Central?

Managing up to 10,000 computers with a single installation is possible amidst the variety of supporting systems:

Supported OS for Desktop Central Distribution Servers

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

What ports does Desktop Central use?

By default, the Desktop Central server uses port 8020 to complete the following tasks:
  • Enable agent-server communication.
  • Access the web client.

What is a Desktop Agent?

The UserLock ‘Desktop‘ Agent is designed to audit, control, and protect workstations, servers, and terminal servers. This agent audits all interactive session activity on the machines and protects them by applying a user access control policy defined through protected account rules.

Which database does Desktop Central support to store data?

Desktop Central supports MySQL, PGSQL and MS SQL database to store data.

How do I install Desktop Central?

Being the Swiss Partner of ManageEngine, Kidan is responsible for aiding with professional services, such as installing, implementing, configuring, training, and supporting the company to ensure an effective on-boarding of Desktop Central.

To make it even better, Kidan even provides advice on top of it all!

Get in touch with us to know more.

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Features Desktop Central

Windows, Linux and Mac installations

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Patch management

Roll out and install updates for operating systems and applications automatically

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Service pack management

Find missing service packs and install them automatically

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Software distribution

Easy installation or deinstallation of software packages thanks to preconfigured templates

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Supported Platforms

Supported versions of Windows, Mac and Linux systems

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Remote desktop sharing

Fast troubleshooting through remote control, file transfer, etc.

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Windows configurations

More than 25 predefined configurations for USB, energy management, security guidelines, etc.

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Provision of Windows operating systems

Automatically create and roll out images of operating systems

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Self-service portal

Employees can apply for and install software themselves

IT inventory

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Central hardware and software inventory

Recording of all components in a central database

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Automated discovery

Regular checking of the computers for changes

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Management of IT licenses

Timely notification when IT licenses expire

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Recognize prohibited software

Comparison of the installed software with the black list

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Evaluate software usage

Correlate usage data from individual workstations

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Energy management

Enforce power-saving schemes and shut down unused computers

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Comprehensive reports and alarms

Preset and individual reports and alarms, e.g. B. by email

Mobile Device Management

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Registration of mobile devices

Register mobile devices individually or in groups

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Asset management

Complete overview of mobile devices and their configuration details

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Content management

Release documents for access via mobile devices

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App management

Management and distribution of in-house and commercial apps

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Security management

Password management, remote locking, containerization and deletion mechanisms

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MDM audits and reports

Preconfigured reports and dashboards for mobile devices, apps and certificates

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Profile management

Create and manage user profiles and policies for mobile devices

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Email management

Platform containerization and Exchange ActiveSync for mobile devices

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Modern management

Simplified, cloud-based device management for Windows 10 apps and devices

Integration & more

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Endpoint Security

Regular assessment of vulnerabilities, monitoring of browsers, BitLocker management, control of applications and USB devices in the company network

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Secure Gateway

Intermediate server that protects the Desktop Central Server against threats from communication from roaming users

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Integration with ServiceDesk Plus

Help desk and asset management integration

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Integration with other help desk solutions

z. B. Jira, Zendesk, ServiceNow and Spiceworks

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desktop Central used for?

Software Deployment, Patch Management, Asset Management, Remote Desktop Sharing, Service Pack Deployment, Configurations, Active Directory Reports, User Logon Reports, and Windows System Tools are all capabilities of Desktop Central – a Windows Desktop Management solution.

With a neutral network architecture, the administrator can easily manage desktops that can be in the LAN or distributed across WAN.

What are the system requirements for Desktop Central?

Managing up to 10,000 computers with a single installation is possible amidst the variety of supporting systems:

Supported OS for Desktop Central Distribution Servers

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

What ports does Desktop Central use?

By default, the Desktop Central server uses port 8020 to complete the following tasks:
  • Enable agent-server communication.
  • Access the web client.

What is a Desktop Agent?

The UserLock ‘Desktop‘ Agent is designed to audit, control, and protect workstations, servers, and terminal servers. This agent audits all interactive session activity on the machines and protects them by applying a user access control policy defined through protected account rules.

Which database does Desktop Central support to store data?

Desktop Central supports MySQL, PGSQL and MS SQL database to store data.

How do I install Desktop Central?

Being the Swiss Partner of ManageEngine, Kidan is responsible for aiding with professional services, such as installing, implementing, configuring, training, and supporting the company to ensure an effective on-boarding of Desktop Central.

To make it even better, Kidan even provides advice on top of it all!

Get in touch with us to know more.

Want to continue the conversation?

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Feature Overview Desktop Central (on-premise version)

Feature overview Desktop Central Cloud version

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desktop Central used for?

Software Deployment, Patch Management, Asset Management, Remote Desktop Sharing, Service Pack Deployment, Configurations, Active Directory Reports, User Logon Reports, and Windows System Tools are all capabilities of Desktop Central – a Windows Desktop Management solution.

With a neutral network architecture, the administrator can easily manage desktops that can be in the LAN or distributed across WAN.

What are the system requirements for Desktop Central?

Managing up to 10,000 computers with a single installation is possible amidst the variety of supporting systems:

Supported OS for Desktop Central Distribution Servers

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

What ports does Desktop Central use?

By default, the Desktop Central server uses port 8020 to complete the following tasks:
  • Enable agent-server communication.
  • Access the web client.

What is a Desktop Agent?

The UserLock ‘Desktop‘ Agent is designed to audit, control, and protect workstations, servers, and terminal servers. This agent audits all interactive session activity on the machines and protects them by applying a user access control policy defined through protected account rules.

Which database does Desktop Central support to store data?

Desktop Central supports MySQL, PGSQL and MS SQL database to store data.

How do I install Desktop Central?

Being the Swiss Partner of ManageEngine, Kidan is responsible for aiding with professional services, such as installing, implementing, configuring, training, and supporting the company to ensure an effective on-boarding of Desktop Central.

To make it even better, Kidan even provides advice on top of it all!

Get in touch with us to know more.

Want to continue the conversation?

Thank you for your interest in ManageEngine's Desktop Central solution. Please fill out the form below to ask a question or request assistance.

    We will add your info to our CRM for contacting you regarding your request. For more info please consult our Privacy Policy
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Desktop Central Professional Edition

Desktop Central Enterprise Edition

Desktop Central UEM Edition

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desktop Central used for?

Software Deployment, Patch Management, Asset Management, Remote Desktop Sharing, Service Pack Deployment, Configurations, Active Directory Reports, User Logon Reports, and Windows System Tools are all capabilities of Desktop Central – a Windows Desktop Management solution.

With a neutral network architecture, the administrator can easily manage desktops that can be in the LAN or distributed across WAN.

What are the system requirements for Desktop Central?

Managing up to 10,000 computers with a single installation is possible amidst the variety of supporting systems:

Supported OS for Desktop Central Distribution Servers

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

What ports does Desktop Central use?

By default, the Desktop Central server uses port 8020 to complete the following tasks:
  • Enable agent-server communication.
  • Access the web client.

What is a Desktop Agent?

The UserLock ‘Desktop‘ Agent is designed to audit, control, and protect workstations, servers, and terminal servers. This agent audits all interactive session activity on the machines and protects them by applying a user access control policy defined through protected account rules.

Which database does Desktop Central support to store data?

Desktop Central supports MySQL, PGSQL and MS SQL database to store data.

How do I install Desktop Central?

Being the Swiss Partner of ManageEngine, Kidan is responsible for aiding with professional services, such as installing, implementing, configuring, training, and supporting the company to ensure an effective on-boarding of Desktop Central.

To make it even better, Kidan even provides advice on top of it all!

Get in touch with us to know more.

Want to continue the conversation?

Thank you for your interest in ManageEngine's Desktop Central solution. Please fill out the form below to ask a question or request assistance.

    We will add your info to our CRM for contacting you regarding your request. For more info please consult our Privacy Policy
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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desktop Central used for?

Software Deployment, Patch Management, Asset Management, Remote Desktop Sharing, Service Pack Deployment, Configurations, Active Directory Reports, User Logon Reports, and Windows System Tools are all capabilities of Desktop Central – a Windows Desktop Management solution.

With a neutral network architecture, the administrator can easily manage desktops that can be in the LAN or distributed across WAN.

What are the system requirements for Desktop Central?

Managing up to 10,000 computers with a single installation is possible amidst the variety of supporting systems:

Supported OS for Desktop Central Distribution Servers

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

What ports does Desktop Central use?

By default, the Desktop Central server uses port 8020 to complete the following tasks:
  • Enable agent-server communication.
  • Access the web client.

What is a Desktop Agent?

The UserLock ‘Desktop‘ Agent is designed to audit, control, and protect workstations, servers, and terminal servers. This agent audits all interactive session activity on the machines and protects them by applying a user access control policy defined through protected account rules.

Which database does Desktop Central support to store data?

Desktop Central supports MySQL, PGSQL and MS SQL database to store data.

How do I install Desktop Central?

Being the Swiss Partner of ManageEngine, Kidan is responsible for aiding with professional services, such as installing, implementing, configuring, training, and supporting the company to ensure an effective on-boarding of Desktop Central.

To make it even better, Kidan even provides advice on top of it all!

Get in touch with us to know more.

Want to continue the conversation?

Thank you for your interest in ManageEngine's Desktop Central solution. Please fill out the form below to ask a question or request assistance.

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Desktop Central Plus Help Document

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desktop Central used for?

Software Deployment, Patch Management, Asset Management, Remote Desktop Sharing, Service Pack Deployment, Configurations, Active Directory Reports, User Logon Reports, and Windows System Tools are all capabilities of Desktop Central – a Windows Desktop Management solution.

With a neutral network architecture, the administrator can easily manage desktops that can be in the LAN or distributed across WAN.

What are the system requirements for Desktop Central?

Managing up to 10,000 computers with a single installation is possible amidst the variety of supporting systems:

Supported OS for Desktop Central Distribution Servers

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

What ports does Desktop Central use?

By default, the Desktop Central server uses port 8020 to complete the following tasks:
  • Enable agent-server communication.
  • Access the web client.

What is a Desktop Agent?

The UserLock ‘Desktop‘ Agent is designed to audit, control, and protect workstations, servers, and terminal servers. This agent audits all interactive session activity on the machines and protects them by applying a user access control policy defined through protected account rules.

Which database does Desktop Central support to store data?

Desktop Central supports MySQL, PGSQL and MS SQL database to store data.

How do I install Desktop Central?

Being the Swiss Partner of ManageEngine, Kidan is responsible for aiding with professional services, such as installing, implementing, configuring, training, and supporting the company to ensure an effective on-boarding of Desktop Central.

To make it even better, Kidan even provides advice on top of it all!

Get in touch with us to know more.

Want to continue the conversation?

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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desktop Central used for?

Software Deployment, Patch Management, Asset Management, Remote Desktop Sharing, Service Pack Deployment, Configurations, Active Directory Reports, User Logon Reports, and Windows System Tools are all capabilities of Desktop Central – a Windows Desktop Management solution.

With a neutral network architecture, the administrator can easily manage desktops that can be in the LAN or distributed across WAN.

What are the system requirements for Desktop Central?

Managing up to 10,000 computers with a single installation is possible amidst the variety of supporting systems:

Supported OS for Desktop Central Distribution Servers

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

What ports does Desktop Central use?

By default, the Desktop Central server uses port 8020 to complete the following tasks:
  • Enable agent-server communication.
  • Access the web client.

What is a Desktop Agent?

The UserLock ‘Desktop‘ Agent is designed to audit, control, and protect workstations, servers, and terminal servers. This agent audits all interactive session activity on the machines and protects them by applying a user access control policy defined through protected account rules.

Which database does Desktop Central support to store data?

Desktop Central supports MySQL, PGSQL and MS SQL database to store data.

How do I install Desktop Central?

Being the Swiss Partner of ManageEngine, Kidan is responsible for aiding with professional services, such as installing, implementing, configuring, training, and supporting the company to ensure an effective on-boarding of Desktop Central.

To make it even better, Kidan even provides advice on top of it all!

Get in touch with us to know more.

Want to continue the conversation?

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