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This section provides information on how the IT administrator can successfully achieve organization's infrastructure management goals using BMC Client Management.

The following table provides links to relevant topics for each goal:

Access and navigate the BMC Client Management console
Work with common functionalities and common objects
Configure the screen appearance and other default settings of the BMC Client Management console
Manage BMC Client Management Agent
View auto-discovered objects
Dynamically populate users and device groups with queries, directory server, and compliance rules
Manage devices and device groups
Manage users and user groups
Access and navigate the BMC Client Management web console
Transfer files between your local device and the remote device
Remotely control a device
Perform an audit on a device
Perform direct actions such as ping, reboot, restart the agent, shut down, and wake up a device
Set web console preferences
Scan a complete network or parts of a network for all existing devices
Manage discovered devices
View result of the last scan
Discover the assets via the wizard
Understand the process of agent rollout
Roll out your first agent
Automatically roll out agent using a wizard
Download and install rollout from a server
Schedule a rollout

Roll out client agents via the network neighborhood and roll out agents to specific IP address ranges

Uninstall the client agent via rollout
Understand and apply operational rules
Add packages and dependencies to operational rules
Advertise an operational rule
Assign targets to operational rules
Leverage operational rule steps
Create and distribute operational rules
Examples of operational rules with their respective steps
Collect and manage inventory of a device and a device group
Purge the device and all its connected data from the database
Collect inventory remotely via USB for unconnected device
Configure a custom inventory
Monitor and manage installed applications
Upload application monitoring events to the master
Generate application monitoring reports
Define applications to use in application management
Configure application monitoring
Add an application via an executable file of a specific device
Manage application lists, custom applications, licensed software, schedule templates, software catalog
Track and manage usage of software licenses
Create a licensed software
Evaluate the licensed software for authorized software installations

Automatically manage software licenses and manually configure a managed software license

Track and manage financial data of IT assets

Assess your device financially
Evaluate the financial data of a device group
Create relations between assets (add a parent or children to a device)
view and attach files to the device
Edit the financial information of a device
Evaluate compliance of your IT environment with necessary rules and regulations
Assign the compliance rule to a device group and evaluate its members
Create a device group of a non-complaint devices

Generate your first report and create your own compliance report

Adding a new dashboard, modify an existing dashboard

Manage compliance rules and dynamic groups in Compliance Management
Manage SCAP compliance
Deploy and manage operating systems
Manage OSD Managers, Image Repository, OSD Drivres, OSD Images, OSD Disk Configuration, OSD target lists, targets, OSD Projects, OSD multicast sessions, OS deployment via the wizzard, create an OSD PXE menu
Automate distribution, installation, and configuration of all enterprise software

Distribute your first package

Create an MSI package
Assign an existing package to the targets for distribution
Kill Firefox before starting the distribution
Distribute only to devices with a minimum amount of RAM
Use multicast distribution
Reboot the device at the end of the distribution
Schedule a distribution
Distribute with Wake-On-LAN enabled
Manage packages
Work with Software distribution wizard
Manage, update, and download patches across your network
Manage patch inventory, patch groups, patch jobs, bulletins, service packs, dynamic downloader, local access, and patch service pack distribution wizard
Manage devices effectively and lock unauthorized devices

Monitor all systems on a network remotely

Implement power management on client systems
Monitor power management events and generate power management reports
Define an upload schedule for Power Management
Regularly generate the inventory and upload the events
Create or modify power scheme, change active power scheme
Collect power management inventory
View alerts and events
Launch a diagnostic tool for verification and checks
View device and device group diagnostic results
Cancel a running diagnostic, delete diagnostic result, repair corrupted data in the database, import new diagnostic scripts
Filter for specific diagnostic results and status values
Remotely configure, manage, and enroll iOS mobile devices
Manage mobile applications and configuration profiles

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