Server management is the process of managing and maintiaining servers to keep them running with minimum downtime. It involves a set of routines that stretch between Operating System deployments, Patch Management, Software Deployment, Security Implementations for all the servers within a network. Server Management is crucial to enterprises that maintain dedicated servers like Application Servers, Proxy Servers, Mail Servers, Web Servers, etc., to cater to their specific IT needs. Desktop Central - a server management tool and desktop management software helps you meet these critical ends of IT management with the following set of features.
Rapid OS deployment is a crucial task, on servers in particular. Deploying Server OS might require an bunch of complicated activities like configuring BIOS, RAID, Remote Control Settings and the like. Desktop Central's add-on package - ManageEngine OS Deployer, comes in as the best solution for IT administrators wanting to deploy Operating Systems on multiple servers simultaneously. OS Deployer, with its central image capturing and deployment capabilities, helps standardize the entire organization on a single/few OS, thereby reducing the support, training and management costs in maintaining them. For more information related to the product features and functionality, take a quick look at the OS Deployer website.
Software Distribution on multiple servers is one of the key roles of a Server Management solution. Attending Software Installation on individual machines, consumes lot of time and efforts apart from the reducing the productivity. Desktop Central's Software Distribution options help to carry out Remote software installations and also automate the software installation process on the network Servers in an organized manner.
Installing Patches and Service Packs on the network servers is ideally the first-step towards securing your enterprise's network. In addition to the operating system, the applications that run on the servers may also demand routine patch upgrades or service pack updates from time to time. Desktop Central helps you to maneuver Service Pack installation/Patch Management in multiple systems simultaneously, thereby opening doors to better time and resource management; an essential requisite of Windows Server Management.
Desktop Central's Asset Tracking capabilities come in handy for network administrators to keep track of the hardware and software assets in the network. Tracking Assets is an essential routine to achieve greater visibility on the network's inventory. Competencies like scheduling, reporting and email notification give greater control to steer Inventory Management in an effective way.
Server Management is a laborious exercise, as Servers are generally maintained as isolated entities sharing a common or no monitor at all. This makes Remote Desktop Sharing options essential for administrators to connect and control remote Windows Servers individually or simultaneously to carry out Server Management operations. Desktop Central's web-based options extend administrators an easy access to servers from anywhere in the network without requiring any native client. Further, users can be made to specify the reason for Logging on to the remote Server, an essential piece of information expected during audit trials.
Configuring Windows applications, system settings, desktop settings and security policies on the network servers is essential to comply with the specific requirements across the enterprise. Desktop Central's server management solutions offers great flexibility to define target computers and users for the configuration using include/exclude criteria. Desktop Configuration, Computer Configuration, Application Configuration and Security Configurations are the four broadly classified configurations offered by Desktop Central that cater to all the configuration requirements of Server Management. Check out Windows Configurations website to know more.
With Servers having become the backbone for non-stop business processes, adopting security implementations is a must for enterprises today. Desktop Central caters to the security requirements of Windows Server Management in the following ways,
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