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Adventnet Desktop Central

January 18th, 2006

Adventnet has announced the availability of a small business pack of its web-based remote windows desktop management software, Desktop Central 3. It offers remote configurations, software installation, security configuration management and active directory reporting for Windows 2000/2003/XP desktops. This small business pack includes all the functionalities of the professional edition.

Small businesses have to handle their entire network management with minimal resources. They tend to spend most of their time on managing desktops and handling customer issues which reduces their productivity. Managing systems manually proves very time consuming and with escalating demand for support, things can go haywire. Desktop Central´ small business pack can help administrators solve this problem.

Desktop Central provides an automated solution to do almost all day to day management activities of desktops like Printer configuration, Proxy configuration, Applications (MS Office & MS Outlook) configurations, Application launching, XP Firewall configuration, Services configuration, etc. Its unique Configuration status update helps administrators to understand whether the configuration has been applied to target desktops, if not know the reasons for failure.

Desktop Central provides comprehensive Active Directory reports based on Users, Computers, DNS, Domain, OU, etc., and also reports on the configurations applied based on users, computers or type that would be very helpful for auditing purpose.

“Small Businesses have Desktop management needs that are as compelling as that of larger enterprises and this small business pack should satisfy their need” said V.Mathivanan, Product Manager at Adventnet. “This small business pack has all the functionalities like other higher user versions” he added.

Desktop Central is available as free edition and Professional edition. Free edition can manage up to 10 desktops and it has full Active Directory reports available. Professional edition license is dependant on number of desktops and pricing starts from $245 annual subscription fee for 50 desktops. This price point will be highly helpful and affordable for all small business units that want manage their desktops easily and save administrator´s time and resources.

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