Supported features

Our dependence on computers within the workplace is clear. Present on every desktop and commonplace for all business travellers, we have come to depend on easy and reliable workstation access to deliver the applications, tools, and communication mechanisms that improve our performance. In recent years most organisations have invested heavily on enterprise software systems and the number of workstations (both fixed and laptop) can be counted in the thousands and tens of thousands. While these workstations have driven higher performance and productivity, the number of systems, their complexity and diversity, their geographic distribution, and the need for regular upgrades and maintenance, have outpaced the capacity of most IT support departments.

With BMC Client Management, IT managers are able to automate client management functions thereby driving IT efficiency, reducing operating costs, and ensuring end-user productivity. It provides a completely integrated solution permitting IT departments to understand, plan, automate, control and secure their client systems. By offering a solution that automates CSM, yet is easy to use, administer and deploy, BMC Client Management provides a crucial means for driving IT efficiency, reducing management costs, and ensuring end-user productivity.

This section provides a high-level overview of the BMC Client Management product capabilities:

TaskReference
Manage inventoryInventory management
Manage patchesPatch management
Manage complianceCompliance management
Manage deploymentsDeployments
Manage devices remotelyRemote management
Manage mobile devicesMobile device management

Supported core functions

Depending on the operating systems of your client, BMC Client Management supports the following core functions:

Core Functions

Windows

Mac

Linux

iOS

Discovery/Inventory

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Applications Usage (Self-healing and Blocking)

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Software Deployment

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OS Deployment

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Patch Management

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Remote Control

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Direct Access

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USB & Port Security

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Power Management

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  1. The operating system for OSD must be listed in the supported Windows Operating Systems for the master server. For more information on the supported operating systems for master server, see Master, relays, and clients.
  2. Self-healing is only available on Windows operating systems.
  3. Install and remove mobile applications.
  4. Direct commands for locking, unlocking, and wiping the mobile device.
  5. Patch systems running Mac OS by using the operational rules functionality. For more information, see Deploy patches on macOS.


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Comments

  1. Salvador Imperial

    What is the latest Patch management supported Operating Systems? As of June 2020

    Jun 23, 2020 02:59
    1. Darshana Bhangare

      Hi, the supported OS are documented on this page: https://docs.bmc.com/docs/bcm129/software-requirements-869555546.html

      Jun 24, 2020 05:31