Automation of desktop management and PC desktop configuration management |
Standardizing on Windows desktop configurations can help to accomplish establish better endpoint protection, demonstrate compliance with regulations and enforce security guidelines. The process of defining computer configurations in a centralized way is called system configuration management.
Action1 is a free desktop configuration management tool that allows to define Windows desktop configurations, including computer configurations, desktop configurations, applications configurations and security configurations. Action1 can define desktop configurations, track them, report on currently applied configurations and show desktop configuration baselines.
Examples of computer configuration that are usually activated at computer startup include management of Windows features and services, specifying certain registry entries, software installation, local user and group management and other Windows configuration settings. Desktop configuration applied when users logon can be drive mappings, desktop shortcuts, setting PATH variable and other environment variables, launching certain applications and displaying legal disclaimers shown at logon. Application configurations can be specified for web browsers, MS Office apps and more. Security configuration settings include firewall settings, USB usage blocking policies and security policies.
Sign-up for Action1 Free Edition to access cloud-based endpoint management and security applications, such as Desktop Configuration Management. Action1 Platform is entirely SaaS, with online web interface (no management tools to install) and it has zero cost for basic functionality. Running in the Cloud, Action1 discovers all of your endpoints in seconds and allows your to automate your endpoint management and security.
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Find more information on Desktop Configuration Management at Microsoft TechNet.