Managing Mac Computers and Servers


Enterprises today, has shown rapid growth in the usage of Mac computers. Mac computers while comparing to windows, are not that widely used, however the usage of Mac computers has grown substantially. This creates a need to manage Mac computers. Managing Mac computers manually consumes a lot of time and effort. So, system administrators need to hunt for a tool to manage Mac computers. Using multiple management tools to manage windows and Mac computers becomes a pain. That is where Desktop Central becomes a single solution, by supporting heterogenous operating systems. Desktop Central helps administrators to manage both windows and Mac computers using a single console. This reduces the cost and the time invested to manage computers.

Supported Versions

Currently Desktop Central supports the following versions of Mac computers

Supported Features

Desktop Central supports the following features to simplify Mac administration in your enterprise:

  1. Patch Management

  2. The Patch Management feature provides various options to ensure that all Mac machines on your network are up to date with critical/recent security patches for Mac OS.

    • Automate patch deployment to Mac OS and third party applications.
    • Patch compliance audits and reports.
  3. Software Deployment

  4. Desktop Central offers over 90+ templates that enables administrators to distribute, install, update and uninstall software applications remotely as well as automatically. You can also customize and schedule software deployment during non business hours.

  5. Asset Management

  6. Desktop Central's Asset management feature provides up-to-date information about the software and hardware used across the organisation along with web-based inventory management.

    • Scan systems periodically to collect complete hardware and software details.
    • Manage software licenses and warranty information.
    • Email notification alerts on hardware and software specific events.
    • Get comprehensive reports on hardware, software inventory, and license compliance.
  7. Configurations

  8. Perform repetitive administrative tasks as cofigurations at ease.

    • Run Custom Scripts to simplify organisation specific tasks.
    • Restrict users from accessing system panes.
    • Configure Gatekeeper settings and gain control on operations performed in the system and by the user.
    • Enable easy access to important links with webclips
  9. Remote Control

    • Remotely access computers on LAN and WAN using HTML5 Viewer.
    • Prompts user confirmation before providing access to a remote desktop.
    • Multi-monitor support with easy switching options.

See this video on Setting Up and managing Mac Computers.