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KACE Desktop Authority

Centralized, secure and consistent management for Windows environments

Use KACE Desktop Authority to eliminate the hassle of deploying and securing network-connected devices by customizing them at first login. Easily configure firewall and browser security settings for physical, virtual and published Windows environments. Ensure that applications are maintained and access to network resources is always available.

group policy management


Key Product Features

Real-time targeting engine

Tailor settings and configurations by user, computer, network address or dozens of other criteria using patented Validation Logic targeting engine.

User environment configuration

Provide access to company resources, manage security settings, and configure Outlook profiles and Office settings, and more

Windows environment management

Take control of your Windows environment by deploying software and service packs, controlling power schemes and inactivity settings, and tracking hardware and software 

Device security

Set security policies, manage the firewall, lock inactive computers and manage browser security and privacy settings for machines, applications and data..

Remote user support

Leverage the ExpertAssist remote management system to manage more than 40 computer tasks without interrupting the user.

Post-migration reporting

Get post-migration statistics on migrated data, helping maintain the security and control needed even for highly regulated environments.


  • Operating systems

    • Windows Server 2019
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard/Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard/Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard/Enterprise (32/64 bit)
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2016 


    Domain controllers

    • Windows Server 2008 domain
    • Windows Server 2012 domain
    • Windows Server 2016 domain 
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 domain
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 domain

    Database server

    • Microsoft SQL Server version 2008 or higher

    Installed if necessary

    • Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package
    • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 or higher
    • Microsoft .NET Framework, Hotfix KB981119
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2014 R2 Express — Installed if an existing SQL Server instance is not selected

    Browsers supported (Console)

    • Internet Explorer® 11
    • Chrome™ 44 or higher
    • Firefox® 3.8 or higher
    • Microsoft Edge™ 25 or higher

    Screen resolution

    • 1024×768
  • Operating systems

    • Windows 7
    • Windows 10
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2019
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2016 

    Installed if necessary

    • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1
    • Microsoft .NET 2.0 SP1

    Browsers supported

    • Internet Explorer® 11
    • Chrome™ 44 or higher
    • Firefox® 3.8 or higher
    • Microsoft Edge™ 25 or later

    Screen resolution

    • 1024×768
  • One admin-level account with read/write access to all NETLOGON share(s) and to be a member of the local Administrators group on all applicable workstations
  • One domain user-level account


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