Manage Computers and Devices Using the Administration Console

The Windows EBS Administration Console provides computer and device management tasks on the Managed Computers and Devices page of the Computers and Devices tab. You can use the following tasks to manage the servers, client computers, and other devices that are located on your Windows EBS network:

For more information about managing computers and devices in Windows EBS, see System Center Essentials Help: On the Management Server, in the System Center Essentials console, press F1.

Managed computers and devices tasks

 

Task Details

View recent critical alerts

Starts the System Center Essentials console to display critical alerts from the last seven days for all managed devices

Manage updates

Starts the System Center Essentials console to manage updates

Create and deploy a software package

Starts the System Center Essentials console to create and deploy a new software package

Configure update-management settings

Starts the Update Management Configuration Wizard in System Center Essentials

Discover computers and devices

Starts the Computer and Device Management Wizard in System Center Essentials

Alert notification options

Opens the Alert Notification Options dialog box to enable or disable sending alerts by e-mail for all managed devices

<Device> tasks

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The tasks displayed for a device change with the device type (for example, server or client). Some tasks appear only when the System Center Essentials agent or specific roles are installed on the device.
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Some tasks connect to a remote device by using Terminal Services RemoteApp or Remote Desktop Connection. When prompted at the beginning of a remote session, type appropriate credentials to log on to the device.

 

Task Details

View recent alerts

Starts the System Center Essentials console to display alerts from the last seven days for the device

View computer details

Starts the System Center Essentials console to display hardware and software details for the computer

View Update Deployment status report

Starts the System Center Essentials console to display an Update Deployment status report for the device

Ping device

Opens a Command Prompt window to ping the device

View performance

Starts the System Center Essentials console to display the performance of the device

Services console

Starts the Services console on the device

Event Viewer

Starts the Event Viewer console on the device

Computer Management

Starts the Computer Management console on the device

Server Manager

Starts the Server Manager console on the device

Active Directory Users and Computers console

Starts the Active Directory Users and Computers console on the device

System Center Essentials console

Starts the System Center Essentials console on the device (Management Server only)

DHCP console

Starts the DHCP console on the device

DNS console

Starts the DNS Management console on the device

Share and Storage Management

Starts the Share and Storage Management console on the device

Print Manager

Starts the Print Management console on the device

IIS Manager

Starts the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager console on the device

Exchange Management Console

Starts the Exchange Management Console on the device (Security Server and Messaging Server only)

Forefront Threat Management Gateway console

Starts the Forefront TMG console on the device (Security Server only)

Connect to computer

Starts Remote Desktop Connection to connect to the device

Connect using Remote Assistance

Starts Windows Remote Assistance to connect to the client computer that is running a Windows XP or Windows Vista® operating system

Restart computer

Opens the RestartComputer dialog box to confirm that the computer will be restarted remotely

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