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Using Custom Fields

As mentioned in Part 1 of this series, when you configure the Remote Desktop client on each computer that you will manage, there are four administrator-defined fields that you can use to enter information. They are included in the Remote Desktop System Overview report. You can use this for any information that you like, but I’ve always found them particularly helpful for inventory purposes. You can include inventory tag numbers, purchase data, location, and other information that can be helpful for managing computer inventory. In fact, with these fields, it becomes possible to use Remote Desktop as a complete inventory-management tool. It certainly eases the process by enabling you to avoid the need to go to each workstation individually. You can even include information about what the configuration of the computer should be as a way of determining whether it has been modified or if anything has been removed.

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