ManageEngine Desktop Central provides over 25 predefined configurations such as Printer Configuration, Drive Mapping, Managing Services, Configuring Security Policies, etc., which would take care of the general day-to-day desktop administration activities by the administrators. But there are certain organization-specific configurations that have to be executed on the Windows desktops for which custom scripts prove to be useful. It provides more flexibility to add additional functionality according to the requirements of the organization.
Desktop Central helps to execute these custom scripts during user logon, user logoff, computer startup or computer shutdown. Custom scripts can be written using any of the popular scripting languages, such as VB Script, JScript, Perl, Python, and so on. The Custom Script configuration can be applied to user and computers or to OUs, Domains and Sites.
Desktop Central has built a repository of 150+ scripts based on customer interaction and support feedback. These scripts are in the form of templates wherein you will just have to pass the arguments for the scripts. The configurations created with these script templates will be ready for deployment after passing the required arguments. You can view the list of script templates here : Desktop Central web console -> Configurations -> Settings -> Script Repository -> Templates. You can choose the template based on your requirement and click on it to add the script to your local script repository. These templates are updated periodically. For utilizing a custom script, the script should be made available on the script repository. In addition to this, by enabling the option to share custom script to desktop central, the script will be stored, processed, tested and shared with community via script templates. Here is the complete list of the available script templates. You can deploy these scripts in form of configurations to users/computers.
For more details, refer to the Custom Scripts topic in the online help.