Privilege Management Console Computers

The Computers page allows you to see and to interact with the end computers being managed by PMC.

To access the Computers page, on the sidebar menu, select Computers.

Privilege Management Console Computers Page

You can perform the following tasks on the Computers page:

  • View the computer details
  • Edit the group assignment for the computer
  • Update the computer details
  • View analytics for the computer
  • Deactivate the computer

Choose Computer Columns to Display

Choosing the columns to display image

You can choose which columns to display in the grid.

To select which columns to display, at the top-right of the grid, click the Choose Columns to Display icon and select one or more columns to display.

The columns appear from left to right in the grid, in the order that you select them.

The following columns can be displayed:

  • Name: The computer name. Click to view the Computer Details page.
  • Status: The current status of the computer.
  • Group Name: The group name that the computer is assigned to. Click to view the Computer Group Details page.
  • Policy: The policy associated with the assigned group. Click to access the Policy Editor for this policy.
  • Policy Status: The current status of the policy associated with the assigned group for this computer.
  • Last Connected: The date and time when the computer was last connected to PMC.
  • Client: The installed PMC client version number.
  • Adapter: The installed PMC adapter version number.
  • Operating System (OS): The operating system name and version
  • Domain: The domain that the computer is part of.
  • Created On: The date and time that the computer was created in PMC.

Select Computer Rows

The Computers grid supports the standard Windows behavior for selecting multiple rows, because you can interact with multiple computers in one action. You can select one row, multiple rows, or all rows.

To select all currently displayed rows, click the check mark beside the Name column.

  • To select all currently displayed rows, check the box beside the Name column header. If you want to expand the selection, scroll to the bottom of the grid, and then click the dropdown list beside the page numbers to change how many rows are displayed on each page.

 

  • To select multiple rows, check the box beside each of the computer names in the grid.
  • To select a single row, find the row using the filtering options or scroll to find it. Check the box beside the computer name in the grid.

 

Authorize and Assign Computers to a Group

You can authorize and assign computers to a group in one step, provided the computers have not previously been authorized. If they have previously been authorized, then instead follow the steps in the link below to assign computers to a group.

You can see which endpoints have not been authorized by selecting Pending Activation from the top of the Status column.

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Computers.
  2. Click the computer(s) you want to place in a group and authorize in one step, and then select Authorize from the top of the grid.

You can select multiple rows using the standard Windows functionality.

  1. From the group dropdown list, select the group you want to assign it to, and then click Assign. If you have not created any groups yet, you will see only No Group in the dropdown.
  2. If you have a Default group, it will be selected by default, otherwise you can select the group you want to use from the dropdown list. Click Assign. A notification will briefly flash green at the bottom of the screen to indicate that PMC has processed your request.

For more information, please see the following:

Reject Computers Not Authorized

You can reject computers not yet authorized with PMC.

Manual Deactivation

If the computer is already authorized, you can use PMC to manage deactivations manually.

For more information, please see Deactivate Computers.

Automatic Deactivation

Alternatively, you can use PMC to manage deactivations automatically.

Rejected computers are disconnected from PMC and are no longer be able to communicate with PMC. This action cannot be reversed unless you reinstall the software on the client computer.

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Computers.
  2. Select the computer you want to reject, and then at the top of the grid, click Reject. You are prompted to verify that you want to continue with the rejection of the computer. To proceed, click Reject Anyway; otherwise, click Cancel.

For more information, please see Computer Deactivation Settings.

View Computer Details

Computer details in Privilege Management Cloud

For a single computer you can view additional details.

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Computers.
  2. To the right of the computer you want to view, click the vertical ellipsis icon, and then select View Computer Details.

The Computer Details screen displays the Summary information for that computer. In the left panel, you can select to view System, OS, Hardware, Policy, and Logs information for the computer.

At the top-right of Computer Details page, you can also click the vertical ellipsis menu icon and access other options for this computer.

View Computer Analytics

A link on the View Computer Details page opens a host report that provides analytics on the computer activity and includes:

  • Applications that have been run
  • Running processes
  • Users accessing the computer
  • Logon activity

To view computer analytics:

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Computers.
  2. To the right of the computer you want to view, click the vertical ellipsis icon, and then select View Analytics.

The host report can also be accessed from the Events > All report.

Update Computer Details

You can request a computer to send its updated information by clicking Update Computer Details. This action gets the latest information from the computer.

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Computers.
  2. To the right of the computer you want to view, click the vertical ellipsis icon, and then select Update Computer Details.

Apply Policy

If you want to apply a policy update to a specific computer, you can do so here.

On the Computer Details page, in the left panel, select Policy. Click the policy name to access the Policy Details section. From here, you can edit the policy as well as upload a new revision.

For more information, please see Policies.

Computer Logs

  1. On the Computer Details page, in the left panel, select Logs. This shows you a list of logs that have previously been requested.
  2. To get a new set of logs from the computer, click Request Logs. PMC requests the logs from the computer and you can view them when this request is returned. The next time the computer connects to PMC, it will retrieve the logs.
  3. To download a log file, at the right of a log entry, click Download.

Command Logs

On the Computer Details page, in the left panel, select Logs, and then click the Command Log tab. This shows you a list of commands that have been communicated between PMC and the computer.

Assign Computers to a Group

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Computers.
  2. To the right of the computer you want to edit, click the vertical ellipsis icon, and then select Edit Group Assignment.
  3. From the dropdown list, select a group, and then click Save Group Assignment. A notification will appear and flash green to indicate that PMC has processed your request.

If you have not created any groups yet, you will only see No Group in the dropdown list.

For more information on creating a group in PMC, please see Create a Group.

Clear a Computer from a Group

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Computers.
  2. To the right of the computer you want to remove from a group, click the vertical ellipsis icon, and then select Edit Group Assignment.
  3. Click Clear Group Assignment.

Since policies are assigned to groups rather than to individual computers, if you clear a computer from a group, the policy on that computer is also cleared. The policy assignment to the wider group is not affected.

Deactivate Computers

Computers can be automatically deactivated by PMC if you choose to enable the functionality.

You can also manually deactivate a computer that has previously been authorized by PMC.

Deactivated computers are disconnected from PMC and are no longer able to communicate with PMC. This action can't be reversed unless you reinstall the software on the client computer.

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Computers.
  2. To the right of the computer you want to deactivate, click the vertical ellipsis icon, and then select Deactivate Computer. You are prompted to verify if you want to continue with the deactivation of the computer. To proceed, click Deactivate Computer; otherwise, click Cancel.
For more information, please see the following:

Delete Deactivated Computers

If a computer is deactivated, it can be deleted from the Privilege Management Console database.

  1. Click on the row for the computer you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete at the top of the grid.