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"The ability to run event viewer, task manager, services, command, file browser, certificate all remotely without interrupting users is the most valuable aspect. Software deployment and prohibiting, allowing us to standardize on the software that has been deployed through the environment and then prohibiting illegal software such as torrent applications has been valuable.""Desktop Central has improved these organizations and this is why it has been repeated multiple times at multiple organizations. If something works and is getting better it is worth repeating.""Since deploying Desktop Central our endpoints are all updated. We use configuration management to deploy shortcuts to our users' desktops with ease. Also, we use configuration management to map logical hard drives to our users. Our users are very happy with how much ease IT can solve their problems.""Honestly, I have to say all features together have become the Swiss army knife of desktop management. They all work hand in hand. Software deployment saves an unbelievable amount of time installing an application on hundreds of computers.""ManageEngine Desktop Central has greatly improved our organization by utilizing Service Desk Plus to monitor and keep track of issues that our end users report to our Help Desk Department. We also have written in the ode of our company's software to notify Support if an end-user experience an issue and does not report it.""The most valuable in Desktop Central is the way it is tightly coupled with the rest of the modules and the entire gamut of ManageEngine.""The most important feature we found to be useful in the COVID situation is the secure connection, which gives the IT support staff the ability to seamlessly connect with the users remotely and in a secure way.""It's a complete product that allows you to remote troubleshoot, has an inventory of systems."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is centralized management.""The most valuable features are patch management and mobile device management.""The ability to deploy patches seamlessly is the solution's most valuable aspect. It allows us to not only deploy patches but to monitor the deployment of those patches."

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"I would like to see more click to complete actions such as - USB lockdown for Mac, the ability to check AV compliance on servers, bit locker controls, printer tracking or print page tracking, self-help for self-healing like "BMC my IT" and more options in the self-service menu other than just software - maybe add integration in ADSelfService at the self-service menu.""Computer imaging is powerful but breaks frequently. The reason for this breaking is not clear and requires heavy amounts of attention to keep operational. There is a lot of room for this tool to do more but the reliability of this process should be focused on first to ensure core competencies are being fixed before more features are added.""We would like to see options for deploying Microsoft 365 accounts into Outlook. For now we only can use it to deploy exchange accounts. Also we would like to see an option do decline Windows 7 ESU patches in a bulk.""I really feel like asset explorer should be a component of desktop central. That would make it the ultimate desktop management tool. This would also simplify the asset management role since an agent is already being deployed and assets could be added at the same time.""Not many things are needed for improvement, everything seems to be great as it is. One thing that would be good to have would be the ability to add MDM to a tablet running Android 5.0 using the EMM Token Enrollment. If we wanted to add MDM to an older tablet, we just have to go the "long route" to get it added.""The performance sometimes lags a bit because the solution is demanding on system resources.""The pricing is lower than other well-respected solutions in this category.""There is a slight delay in customer support, which is something that can be improved."

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"There are limitations to this solution when we are working with iOS, Apple laptops or desktops such as the Mac and iMac.""I find the user interface a little bit intimidating and not very appealing.""The agent can be a bit more intelligent."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing is very easy to understand and pricing is right for what you get.""Choose wisely between the Professional and Enterprise editions, based on your needs.""I have been using the free version and am in the stage where I have to decide if I will proceed with the paid license, or instead choose another product.""We pay about $250 a year for our license."

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"Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and the charge for support is extra.""The price of this product is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The initial setup is pretty straightforward.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution could be better. The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions. Right now, it's not the best.
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution to run on all the desktops in our company. We have unique requirements, and this was the only solution that really met them.
Top Answer: Hello @Ishaq Siddiqui Mohammed, Can you possibly assist @Frank Nyarangi with any relevant information/pointers?  Thanks in advance.
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8.5
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Also Known As
Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
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Overview

A web-based windows desktop management software that helps in managing 1000s of desktops from a central location. It can manage desktops both in LAN and across WAN. It automates regular desktop management activities like installing software, patches, and service packs, standardize the desktops by applying uniform configurations such as wallpapers, shortcuts, printer, etc. In simple terms, it helps administrators to automate, standardize, secure, and audit their windows network.

Patch Manager Plus is a simple patch management tool that makes it easy to keep your network patched and secure. It is an endpoint patch management software that provides enterprises a single interface for automating all patch management tasks - from detecting missing patches to deploying patches - for Windows, Mac, Linux and 250+ third-party applications. Whether you have one computer or hundred, they can all be patched at the same time from a single point of console.

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Sample Customers
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
IKEA Honda UNICEF The University of Georgia Evander
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm19%
Healthcare Company10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Engineering Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company19%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company24%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise52%
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ManageEngine Desktop Central is ranked 1st in Client Desktop Management with 11 reviews while ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 3 reviews. ManageEngine Desktop Central is rated 8.6, while ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of ManageEngine Desktop Central writes " Patch and upgrade many devices simultaneously in a DevSecOps pipeline which is effective but demanding on resources". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus writes "Robust, excellent patch deployment, and overall good stability". ManageEngine Desktop Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, VMware Workspace ONE, Symantec Client Management Suite and Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM), whereas ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, GFI LanGuard, Ivanti Patch for Windows, BigFix and Microsoft Windows Server Update Services.

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