Desktop Management3Software for managing client desktops possess various automation features (e.g. patching and distribution), and support remote configuration and deployment across end user platforms, increasing efficiency, system security, and oversight, while also providing insight and improvement to the end user experience.Symantec Client Management Suite1 Desktop Central3 Client Automation5 Core7

Desktop Management Software

Desktop Management Software Overview

What is Desktop Management Software?

Desktop management software supports and automates the remote discovery and tracking of client desktops deployed across a network. The remote discovery process may extend to desktop monitoring, automated patching, and centralized management of security (e.g. antivirus) applications and policy. Beyond desktops, client management software includes laptops, mobile devices, USB devices, and servers. Desktop management software may instead be described as client management software,

The discovery process provided by client desktop management software can increase efficiency, provide better security policy adherence, and also provide insight to improve end-user experience.

Desktop Management Software Features & Capabilities

Desktop management software provides the following capabilities:

  • Remote discovery of devices on a network

  • Hardware discovery of client devices for inventory

  • Also discover mobile devices, servers, peripherals, USB devices

  • Security audit data generation (e.g. expired passwords, permissions checking)

  • Software discovery of client devices for inventory and patching

  • Patch automation of commonly used software (e.g. OS)

  • User Account management & support for roaming users

  • Remote task management (e.g. system reboot, driver configuration)

  • Support /prepare for desktop migration

  • Power management

  • Security policy enforcement and remediation

Pricing Information

Desktop management software for small networks may be available free. It is also available via perpetual licensing or on an annual subscription. Pricing scales with number of endpoints to be managed and feature sophistication. Some deployments are available with add-ons to support mobile device management, server failover, or secure gateway for roaming users.

Desktop Management Products

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Symantec Client Management Suite

29 Ratings

Symantec Client Management Suite is designed to automate time-consuming and redundant tasks for deploying, managing, patching, and securing desktops and laptops so organizations can reduce the cost and effort of managing Windows, Mac, Linux, and virtual desktop environments.


7 Ratings

FixMe.IT is a cost-effective remote support application that is designed to enable instant, secure, and trouble-free connections between remote computers anywhere in the world. The vendor's value proposition is that with FixMe.IT, support teams can quickly and securely view, diagnose, and resolve...

ManageEngine Desktop Central

13 Ratings

Desktop Central from ManageEngine is a client desktop management with patching, remote control, and configuration.


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WinReporter is a change and configuration, and client desktop management solution from French company IS Decisions.

CA Client Automation

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CA Client Automation is a client desktop management option from CA Technologies.


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RemoteExec is a change and configuration management and client desktop solution from French company IS Decisions.

Faronics Core

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Faronics Core is a remote management tool for endpoints.