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.
|Agent Configuration||Yes||Minimal||Scheduled Agent Deployments and Update tasks are visible and controllable by Web console users with rights to Agent Configuration.|
|Column Set Configuration||Yes||Yes||In the Web Console access under Preferences on the Custom Columns tab.|
|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”).|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Reports||Yes||Yes||The reporting console launches in a separate browser window.|
|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.|
|Windows CE Agent Configuration||Yes||No|
|Windows CE CAB Creator||Yes||No|
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