Desktop Central is an industrial-strength tool that makes it easy to manage even the largest network from one central location.

Once the program is installed then there's no need to wander around your workstations to install upgrades, for instance. Instead you're able to install MSI or EXE-based applications to selected workstations from your central console. And you can keep them all up-to-date with Windows service packs, patches and updates, too.

Desktop Central makes it easy to standardise your workstations, with the same wallpaper, shortcuts, printers, and just about anything else you need. This sounds a little draconian, but it's useful if your users tend to move around, as it means they can access any system and immediately feel at home.

Maybe you're more concerned about security? This version of Desktop Central 7 now includes the ability to control the usage of USB devices for individual users or computers. You also have the option to set a variety of security policies centrally, and the program comes with a handy option to detect the use of prohibited software.

There's plenty more on offer here, with modules covering hardware and software inventories of your network, checks for software licence compliance, asset management tools, remote desktop sharing, user logon reports, Active Directory reports, remote desktop sharing and more. And yet, all this big business functionality is available in a free version you're managing a network of no more than 25 computers: now that's what we call a bargain.


Take real control of your network with this full-featured desktop management tool