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Quest KACE Desktop Authority
Centralized, Secure and Consistent Management for Windows Environments


Quest KACE Desktop Authority

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Overview:

Proactively configure, manage, secure, and support your users’ unique workspaces quickly and easily, through a single console with KACE Desktop Authority. Minimize the hassles of deploying and securing individual devices by customizing devices at the first log-in while configuring the firewall and controlling browser security for physical, virtual and published Windows environments. For software and applications, ensure applications are always available to users and maintain access to network resources.

Part of the KACE Desktop Authority Management Suite (DAMS), KACE Desktop Authority is the foundation for our centralized, secure desktop management software for Windows environments.


Customize Devices

Customize Devices

Customize devices while configuring the firewall and controlling browser security for physical, virtual and published Windows environments.

Manage Applications

Manage Applications

Make sure applications are always available and maintain access to network resources.


Maintain Identities

Maintain Identities

Shape user environments while instantly configuring drives, printers, folders, shortcuts, Outlook profiles, and more.

Empower Users

Empower Users

Let users customize their computers — within the limits you specify and without giving them local admin rights.

Benefits:

  • Easily targets, configures and manages a secure and consistent user environment, no matter where users are or whether they use a physical or virtual desktop — even machines on and off the domain with just internet connectivity
  • Customizes user configurations like drives, printers, shortcuts and Office — without logon scripts, PowerShell or WMI filtering
  • Enables users to customize their computers the way they want — within the limits you specify and without giving them local admin rights
  • Reduces service requests by proactively managing user configurations and administrative privileges

Features:

Real-time targeting engine

Tailor settings and configurations by user, computer, network address or dozens of other criteria using patented Validation Logic targeting engine.

User environment configuration

Provide access to company resources, manage security settings, and configure Outlook profiles and Office settings, and more.

Windows environment management

Take control of your Windows environment by deploying software and service packs, controlling power schemes and inactivity settings, and tracking hardware and software.

Device security

Set security policies, manage the firewall, lock inactive computers and manage browser security and privacy settings for machines, applications and data.


Remote user support

Leverage the ExpertAssist remote management system to manage more than 40 computer tasks without interrupting the user.

Specifications:

Server Requirements
Operatng Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard/Enterprise (32/64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard/Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard/Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2016
Domain controllers
  • Windows Server 2008 domain
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 domain
  • Windows Server 2012 domain
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 domain
  • Windows Server 2016 domain
Database Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server version 2008 or higher
Installed if necessary
  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework, Hotfix KB981119
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 or higher
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2014 R2 Express — Installed if an existing SQL Server instance is not selected
Browsers supported (Console)
  • Internet Explorer® 11
  • Firefox® 3.8 or higher
  • Chrome™ 44 or higher
  • Microsoft Edge™ 25 or higher
Screen resolution
  • 1024x768
Client Requirements
Operatng Systems
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
Screen resolution
  • 1024x768
Installed if necessary
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1
  • Microsoft .NET 2.0 SP1

Browsers supported (Console)
  • Internet Explorer® 11
  • Firefox® 3.8 or higher
  • Chrome™ 44 or higher
  • Microsoft Edge™ 25 or higher
User Permissions
  • One admin-level account with read/write access to all NETLOGON share(s) and to be a member of the local Administrators group on all applicable workstations
  • One domain user-level account

Screenshots:


Lock down USB ports
Lock down USB ports
Control exactly which USB devices are allowed on the network.




Reduce power consumption
Reduce power consumption
Centrally configure power schemes and reduce power consumption across your network.




Import and configure GP templates
Import and configure GP templates
Seamlessly add support for products with ADMX file(s) using the Group Policy Template feature.




Target configurations with granularity
Target configurations with granularity
Centrally configure power schemes and reduce power consumption across your network.




Secure desktops when users are away
Secure desktops when users are away
Automate security responses when users leave computers unattended.

Seamlessly deploy MSI packages
Seamlessly deploy MSI packages
Control exactly which USB devices are allowed on the network.


Documentation:

Download the Quest KACE Desktop Authority Data Sheet (.PDF)

 

Quest KACE Products
Quest KACE Software
Quest KACE Desktop Authority
Contact us for pricing!