In BMC PATROL 3.x and earlier, a file that stores your desktop layout, the computers that you monitor, the Knowledge Modules (KMs) that you load, and your PATROL Console user accounts for monitored objects. You can create multiple desktop files for any number of PATROL Consoles. By default, desktop files always have a .dt extension. In BMC PATROL 7.x, the desktop file is replaced by the management profile. See also desktop template file.