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Set up the Web console

The Web console offers a subset of the Management Suite console functionality from the convenience of a Web browser. Once installed on a Web server, designated users can access the Web console through Microsoft Internet Explorer, or other supported Web browsers. This setup (installed by default on the core server) allows Web console access to users without additional installation at their local PCs.

By default, Setup places the Web console files in the \Inetpub\wwwroot\remote folder.

Setup also creates Web console file shares with the necessary permissions on the core server.

Console and Web console functionality comparison

The following table lists the capabilities of the Management Suite console and the Management Suite Web console.

Capability Console Web Console Notes
Agent Configuration Yes Minimal Scheduled Agent Deployments and Update tasks are visible and controllable by Web console users with rights to Agent Configuration.
Alerting Yes Yes  
Antivirus Yes No  
Column Set Configuration Yes Yes In the Web Console access under Preferences on the Custom Columns tab.
Configure Services Yes No  
Connection Control Manager Yes Minimal Scheduled deployments are visible and controllable by Web console users with rights to CCM.
Custom Data Forms Yes No  
Delivery Methods Yes Yes Tab located under Distribution in Web console.
Device right-click Yes Yes Vastly different behavior – the only overlapping function is to run an inventory scan (on Web “Scan Device”).
Directory Manager Yes Yes  
Display Manager Yes No  
Distribution Packages Yes Yes  
Host Intrusion Prevention Yes No  
LaunchPad Link Manager Yes Minimal Scheduled LaunchPad Link Deployments are visible and controllable by Web console users with rights to Software Distribution.
Logs Yes No  
Manage Scripts Yes Partial From Scripts, existing scripts can be scheduled and grouped.
Power Management Yes Minimal Scheduled power policy tasks are potentially visible and controllable by Web console users.
Provisioning Yes No  
PXE Boot Menu Yes No  
Query Capability Yes Partial The Web console allows use of a Count feature which is not in the Windows console. Queries can't be viewed as reports in the Web console.
Remote Control Yes Yes  
Reports Yes Yes The reporting console launches in a separate browser window.
Scheduled Tasks Yes Yes  
Scopes Yes Partial Existing scopes can be added to a user, but new scopes can't be created.
Security and Patch Manager Yes Minimal Scheduled scans and repair tasks are visible and controllable by Web console users with Patch Manager rights.
Software License Monitoring Yes Partial In the Web console product usage data is not visible, individual product and group compliance reports are not available, and you can't ignore or group products.
Unmanaged Device Discovery Yes Minimal Scheduled unmanaged device discovery scans are visible and controllable by Web console users with rights to UDD.
Users Yes No  
Windows CE Agent Configuration Yes No  
Windows CE CAB Creator Yes No  

 


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