Privilege Management Console QuickStart

This section details the most likely tasks to get started with PMC, including automatically authorizing and assigning computers to groups in PMC.

After you deploy PMC, you can

  • manage policy
  • create groups and assign policy
  • use parameter-based MSI to authorize and assign computers to these groups

Manage Policy

There are various approaches you can take to PMC. For example, if you are new to PMC, you may want to create a group, assign it as the Default group, add all your computers to that group, and then assign the Privilege Management QuickStart policy to that group.

If you are migrating to PMC, you may want to replicate your existing groups and assign the same policy to them, before authorizing and placing your computers in those groups.

Once you have your policy, you can create groups in PMC and assign policies to those groups.

For more information, please see Manage Privilege Management Console Policy.

Create Groups and Assign Policy

Create Groups

  1. Navigate to and click the Groups tile.
  2. Select Actions > Create Group.
  3. Enter a Group Name. The Description and Annotations fields are optional.
  4. Click Submit. Your group is created and appears in the grid list below.

Once the group is created, you can set it as the Default group. If set, the Default group will be selected by default when you add one or more computers to a group. To set the group as the Default group, right-click the group, and then select Set Default.

Assign Policy

  1. Navigate to and click the Groups tile.
  2. Select Actions > Assign Policy. The row briefly flashes green to indicate that PMC has processed your request.
  3. Select the policy you want to assign from the dropdown and the associated revision. By default, the revision is the most recent.
  4. The text at the bottom tells you how big the policy is and how many computers it will be assigned to. Click Assign to assign the policy to your group.

For details on how you can control the deployment of your policy, please see Manage Policy Deployment Settings in Privilege Management Console.

Install Privilege Management

You need to install Privilege Management for the target operating system, as well as the PMC adapter.

You can view installation package details in the console. Go to Administration > Access Settings.

The Privilege Management installation packages differ based on your operating system:

For 32-bit (x86) systems run:


For 64-bit (x64) systems run:


You need to install Privilege Management for Windows in silent mode with the iC3MODE switch enabled:

Msiexec.exe /i IC3MODE=1 /qn /norestart